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Brazil’s Canny Asia Game
January 26, 2011
Brazil’s Canny Asia Game
Former Brazilian President Lula da Silva oversaw a period of growing influence in the Asia-Pacific. Will his successor follow suit?
Brazil’s Canny Asia Game
India’s Doctrinal Shift?
January 25, 2011
India’s Doctrinal Shift?
The Indian Army is undertaking its first strategic transformation in more than two decades. And it has its sights firmly on China.
India’s Doctrinal Shift?
China's Rise = Remilitarizing Japan?
January 21, 2011
China's Rise = Remilitarizing Japan?
Last year was a bad one for China’s soft power. Will Japan’s response prompt a dangerous spiral of arms spending—and spark conflict?
China's Rise = Remilitarizing Japan?
Japan: Britain of the Far East?
January 18, 2011
Japan: Britain of the Far East?
In the third in our series on Asia-Pacific navies, Alessio Patalano argues that Japan has had no choice but to develop a powerful navy.
Japan: Britain of the Far East?
January 17, 2011
WikiLeaks’ Awkward Reading for Iran
The interesting thing about the revelations over Iran’s neighbours is just how far they’d go to stop it from acquiring a nuclear bomb.
WikiLeaks’ Awkward Reading for Iran
Beijing Opera Heads to Washington
January 16, 2011
Beijing Opera Heads to Washington
Forty years on, the bet Nixon and Kissinger placed on China’s future direction looks increasingly misplaced, argues Stephen Yates.
Beijing Opera Heads to Washington
EU Pushing Sri Lanka Toward China
January 14, 2011
EU Pushing Sri Lanka Toward China
Western pressure on Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa over the defeat of the Tamil Tigers risks creating another Burma.
EU Pushing Sri Lanka Toward China
Why US Keeps Hedging Over China
January 11, 2011
Why US Keeps Hedging Over China
Hu Jintao will be in Washington next week. But improved ties with the US won’t change Chinese discomfort with Washington’s hedging in Asia.
Why US Keeps Hedging Over China
January 07, 2011
China’s Over-Hyped Stealth Jet
China’s first fifth-generation, J-20 fighter plane could shake up the Pacific order, writes David Axe. But it probably won’t.
China’s Over-Hyped Stealth Jet
US Hardliners Lose Ground on Iran?
January 06, 2011
US Hardliners Lose Ground on Iran?
With growing speculation that the Obama administration might allow Iran to continue enriching uranium, is a deal back on the cards?
US Hardliners Lose Ground on Iran?
US Navy’s Indian Ocean Folly?
January 04, 2011
US Navy’s Indian Ocean Folly?
Maritime strategy seems increasingly focused on the Indian Ocean and Persian Gulf. It risks leaving the Navy vulnerable in the Pacific.
US Navy’s Indian Ocean Folly?
How Terrorism Still Looms Over Asia
December 29, 2010
How Terrorism Still Looms Over Asia
Counterterrorism doesn’t get the attention it used to. But recent successes can’t mask the risk it still poses in South-east Asia.
How Terrorism Still Looms Over Asia
North Korea’s Unsurprising Surprises
December 24, 2010
North Korea’s Unsurprising Surprises
In the first of a series of interviews looking back on 2010, we speak to ICG analyst Daniel Pinkston about events on the Korean Peninsula.
North Korea’s Unsurprising Surprises
What Russia can do on North Korea
December 22, 2010
What Russia can do on North Korea
Keen to boost its profile in East Asia, Russia is pressing to play a bigger role in tackling tensions on the Korean Peninsula.
What Russia can do on North Korea
Why South Asia Loves Peacekeeping
December 20, 2010
Why South Asia Loves Peacekeeping
Bangladesh, India and Pakistan are all big contributors to UN missions. But there’s more to it than just international goodwill.
Why South Asia Loves Peacekeeping
How Sanctions Can Work With Iran
December 15, 2010
How Sanctions Can Work With Iran
Augmenting sanctions could still help deter Iran from pursuing a nuclear weapon, says Michael Rubin on the sidelines of the Valdai conference in Malta. But don’t rule out force yet.
How Sanctions Can Work With Iran
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