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July 12, 2017

China
A Chinese worker looks on as locals cross a construction site in Viana, Angola. China in Africa

China has become Africa’s largest trade partner and has greatly expanded its economic ties to the continent, but its growing activities there have raised questions about its noninterference policy.  …

July 5, 2017

China
China-North-Korea-Cover.jpg The China–North Korea Relationship

China is North Korea’s biggest trade partner and arguably has the most leverage on Kim Jong-un’s regime. But analysts say Beijing’s policies remain focused on border stability.

February 17, 2017

China
Stacks of newspapers on display at a newsstand in Beijing, January 10, 2013. Media Censorship in China

China’s central government has cracked down on press freedom as the country expands its international influence, but in the internet age, many of its citizens hunger for a free flow of information.

February 10, 2017

Japan
Abenomics Backgrounder Yen Abenomics and the Japanese Economy

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has introduced an audacious set of economic policies designed to spur the country out of its decades-long deflationary slump. The results have so far been mixed.

March 25, 2016

Myanmar
Charms with pictures of Aung San Suu Kyi and her father, General Aung San, in Yangon, April 5, 2015. Understanding Myanmar

Myanmar is undergoing significant political changes, but it still faces considerable economic and human rights hurdles.

September 5, 2013

China
China’s Maritime Disputes China’s Maritime Disputes

The East and South China Seas are the scene of escalating territorial disputes between China and its neighbors, including Japan, Vietnam, and the Philippines. The tensions, shaped by China’s growing …

January 18, 2016

China
Chinese men pull a tricycle in a neighborhood near to a coal power plant in Shanxi, China. China’s Environmental Crisis

China’s mounting environmental crisis is endangering the pace of its economic growth and threatening the legitimacy of the ruling party.

September 4, 2014

India
Protesters hold placards against corruption in the northern Indian city of Chandigarh, April 7, 2011. Governance in India: Corruption

It remains unclear whether mounting public anger and flagging growth can catalyze India to address widespread official corruption.

April 27, 2017

India
U.S.-India Relations

Since India’s independence, ties with the United States have weathered Cold War-era distrust and estrangement over India’s nuclear program. Relations have warmed in recent years and cooperation has s…

July 1, 2014

Japan
Former U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta addresses U.S. and Japanese forces at Yokota Air Base outside of Tokyo, October 24, 2011. The U.S.-Japan Security Alliance

The U.S.-Japan alliance has been the cornerstone of Washington’s security policy in East Asia, but rising threats from China, North Korea, and economic recovery raise questions about the future of th…