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What Japan Must Do Now
March 10, 2012
What Japan Must Do Now
Japan has made extraordinary progress in recovering from last year’s earthquake and tsunami. But will political bickering stop progress in its tracks?
What Japan Must Do Now
Can Burma Find a Durable Peace?
March 09, 2012
Can Burma Find a Durable Peace?
Burma’s ruling junta may be receiving praise overseas for its apparent tilt toward democracy. But will the Karen people be won over?
Can Burma Find a Durable Peace?
A North Korean Refugee Dilemma
March 08, 2012
A North Korean Refugee Dilemma
China says they are migrants, and the U.N. refers to them as detained. Either way, fleeing North Koreans could face forced labor or execution if sent back.
A North Korean Refugee Dilemma
China’s Development Diplomacy
March 04, 2012
China’s Development Diplomacy
Beijing must recognize the consequences of its engagement in countries where peace is fragile and act accordingly. But the West also has a mixed record.
China’s Development Diplomacy
The Risks of China’s Students
March 03, 2012
The Risks of China’s Students
Many U.S. universities have been falling over themselves to accept Chinese students. But are they ignoring the dangers of cultural tensions in search of money?
The Risks of China’s Students
China’s Misguided Religious Battle
February 29, 2012
China’s Misguided Religious Battle
The Communist Party shows no sign of letting up in its battle with religion. Indeed, for Buddhists at least, things are getting worse.
China’s Misguided Religious Battle
February 28, 2012
Pakistan’s War Against “Miscreants”
It’s becoming increasingly clear that Pakistan’s sweeping legislation for the troubled border areas is too broad – and only likely to fuel the discontent it is meant to quell.
Pakistan’s War Against “Miscreants”
How Canada is Complicit in Torture
February 19, 2012
How Canada is Complicit in Torture
A new row on the use of torture for terrorist suspects shines an unflattering light on Canada’s ties with certain Asian nations.
How Canada is Complicit in Torture
Hollywood Bows to China Soft Power
February 16, 2012
Hollywood Bows to China Soft Power
Keen to get a slice of China’s fast-growing movie market pie, Hollywood studios are bending over backward to accommodate official Chinese restrictions.
Hollywood Bows to China Soft Power
China’s Angry Bulls
February 10, 2012
China’s Angry Bulls
As China’s rural and migrant workers become more educated and well-travelled they are growing increasingly aware of their rights. And increasingly willing to stand up for them.
China’s Angry Bulls
Time to End North Korea “Genocide”
February 02, 2012
Time to End North Korea “Genocide”
The evidence is clear – mass killing is underway in North Korea, argues Robert Park. The international community can no longer stand idly by.
Time to End North Korea “Genocide”
Wanted: A Proper Home
January 28, 2012
Wanted: A Proper Home
Hundreds of thousands have been displaced by conflict in the southern Philippines. Those left in resettlement camps say they are being forgotten.
Wanted: A Proper Home
Will China Dragon Bite in 2012?
January 27, 2012
Will China Dragon Bite in 2012?
Last year was a tough one for Chinese dissidents. With the Communist Party keen for stability as the leadership transition unfolds, 2012 could well be worse.
Will China Dragon Bite in 2012?
Beijing Foreign Policy Hurts China
January 21, 2012
Beijing Foreign Policy Hurts China
The Chinese Communist Party’s placement of regime security over national security interests is typical of autocracies. It’s also very dangerous.
Beijing Foreign Policy Hurts China
Time for Burma Exiles to Go Home?
January 19, 2012
Time for Burma Exiles to Go Home?
With signs that Burma’s government may be genuinely reforming, long-exiled media organizations are starting to believe the time is right to head home.
Time for Burma Exiles to Go Home?
Inside India’s “Stateless” Headache
January 18, 2012
Inside India’s “Stateless” Headache
Residents of the chitmahals along India’s border with Bangladesh are living in a stateless limbo. But with other issues on their plate, can the two governments find a solution?
Inside India’s “Stateless” Headache
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