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October 11, 2018

China
Christianity in China

Tens of millions of Chinese now identify as Christians, and the number has grown rapidly, posing challenges for a government that is officially atheist and wary of threats to its power.

Chinese Catholics attend an Ash Wednesday mass at a state-sanctioned church in Beijing.

October 5, 2018

International Law
Thoughts on the ICJ’s Decision in Iran v United States and the Trump Administration’s Treaty Withdrawals

The following is a guest post by John B. Bellinger III, adjunct senior fellow for international and national security law at the Council on Foreign Relations. This post originally ran on Lawfare. …

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April 25, 2018

Southeast Asia
ASEAN Centrality in Managing a Geopolitical Jigsaw Puzzle

The tug-of-war between China and the United States, Australia, Japan, and India will define the geopolitical landscape of Asia and threatens to divide ASEAN.

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations flag leads the flags of the ten-member countries during the ASEAN Regional Forum meeting in 2008. Reuters/Romeo Gacad

November 1, 2017

Southeast Asia
ASEAN: The Association of Southeast Asian Nations

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations brings together disparate neighbors to address economic, security, political, and social issues, but its impact remains limited.

A woman sits in front of flags of ASEAN members in Bali, Indonesia, November 16, 2011.

May 24, 2017

Religion
China's Great Awakening

Elizabeth C. Economy, Ian Johnson, and Fenggang Yang discuss the current political climate in China, and the rise and role of religion in the country.

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March 15, 2017

North Korea
Will the North Korea-Malaysia Crisis Cause a Shift in Southeast Asian States’ Relationships with Pyongyang?

As I noted in a piece I co-authored with Scott Snyder shortly after the apparent assassination of Kim Jong Nam, Malaysia is but one of many Southeast Asian nations that have relatively robust diploma…

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October 6, 2016

Asia
U.S. Strategy in Asia: Is the Pivot Working?

Experts discuss the Obama administration's "Pivot to Asia" strategy, its successes and failures, and the evolving dynamics of U.S. relations across Asia.

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March 8, 2016

Thailand
Thanat Khoman and the Fraying of the U.S.-Thailand Alliance

Last week, Thanat Khoman, the longtime politician and former foreign minister of Thailand, died of natural causes in Bangkok. He was 102, and one of the last surviving leaders who played a central ro…

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February 19, 2016

China
The U.S.-ASEAN Summit: Final Thoughts

The U.S.-ASEAN summit earlier this week, held at Sunnylands estate in California, was overshadowed by the death of Supreme Court justice Antonin Scalia, and the political debate over his possible rep…

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October 30, 2015

Nepal
Disaster Relief: China and India Come Together

Chinese and Indian relief efforts in the aftermath of the 2015 Nepal earthquake set a precedent for trust building between two countries whose cooperation will be crucial to the prosperity of South A…