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March 9, 2018

Southeast Asia
Modi-Quang-9.3.2016 Vietnam and India Cement an Increasingly Vital Relationship in Southeast Asia

In addition to bolstering strategic ties with the United States, Vietnam is also building a strong strategic relationship with other partners, particularly India, that are skeptical of China’s growin…

September 7, 2012

Education
University students take their seats for a diploma ceremony (Brian Synder/Reuters). Policy Initiative Spotlight: How to Work Your Way Through College

Before the Class of 2012 stepped off the dais and shed their caps and gowns, their prospects for a seamless transition into the American workforce looked poor. According to the Economic Policy Instit…

July 15, 2015

Japan
Resized_Committee 4 Japan’s Diet Uproar

Committee deliberations on the Abe cabinet’s new security legislation erupted into a spectacle of contention today as the ruling coalition used their majority to move their bill to the floor of the D…

November 4, 2013

China
Chinese cyclists ride past three elderly men from neighborhood watch committees in central Beijing on February 27, 2003. Population Aging in China: A Mixed Blessing

China is rapidly getting older. Three decades ago, only 5 percent of the population was over 65; today, 123 million people, or 9 percent of the population, are over this age. A report released by a g…

November 29, 2010

China
China’s Call for Six Party Talks: Cynical or Naïve? China’s Call for Six Party Talks: Cynical or Naïve?

China’s response to North Korea’s artillery shelling of South Korea’s Yeonpyeong Island last week has been relatively rapid compared to the slowness of its response to the sinking last March (it to…

September 27, 2011

China
Former U.S. secretary of state Henry Kissinger delivers a speech in front of a picture of late U.S. president Richard Nixon meeting with late premier Zhou Enlai during a ceremony in Shanghai to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the Does U.S.-China Strategic Cooperation Have To Be So Hard?

Former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger delivers a speech in front of a picture of late U.S. President Richard Nixon meeting with late Premier Zhou Enlai during a ceremony in Shanghai to com…

May 20, 2010

China
Thinking Through Beijing’s Billions Thinking Through Beijing’s Billions

Photo courtesy of REUTERS/Katrina Manson I have a new piece over at Foreign Policy about China’s money—or, more precisely, about how China’s foreign policy ambitions could change the way it deploys …

April 27, 2010

India
India Is at the Top Table.  Now What? India Is at the Top Table. Now What?

Photo courtesy of REUTERS/Jason Reed On Sunday, China and India enlarged their seats at the top table of international relations.  As part of a general increase in capital, rich countries agreed to …

September 13, 2010

China
Chinese Fishing Boat Sets Off Sino-Japanese Conflict Chinese Fishing Boat Sets Off Sino-Japanese Conflict

At midnight on Sunday morning, Japan’s new ambassador to Beijing, Uichiro Niwa, was unceremoniously summoned to meet a leading Chinese Communist Party official, State Councillor Dai Bingguo. Counci…

May 24, 2011

China
A worker clears floating garbage on the Yangtze River near the Three Gorges Dam in Yichang, Hubei province on August 1, 2010. The Truth about the Three Gorges Dam

A worker clears floating garbage on the Yangtze River near the Three Gorges Dam in Yichang, Hubei province on August 1, 2010. (China Daily Information Group/Courtesy Reuters) It has only taken ninet…