July 17, 2019
We may well come to look back on this moment as the time in which Asia began to come apart.
April 24, 2018
East Asia (China, Japan, and the NIEs) ran a $600 billion current account surplus in 2017. "Official" (central bank and sovereign fund) outflows accounted for about half of that. Asia's foreign excha…
July 26, 2005
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What is the status of the U.S. military bases in Central Asia?The United States maintains two bases in Central Asia, one each in Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan, for its p…
June 4, 2019
Korea has no shortage of fiscal space. It should use it.
September 4, 2011
A general view of the Kalyan ensemble in Bukhara, Uzbekistan, which dates as far back as 1127. Reuters/Shamil Zhumatov.
With Central Asian countries celebrating the 20th anniversary of their indepen…
February 18, 2011
When it snows on the steppes of eastern Kazakhstan, hunters saddle up and gallop off with eagles on their arms in search of prey. (Shamil Zhumatov/Courtesy Reuters)
I’ve blogged mainly on East Asia …
January 5, 2010
Photo courtesy of REUTERS/Mukhtar Kholdorbekov/Kazinform
Last week, a west-east pipeline from Xinjiang to eastern China began bringing Central Asian gas to energy-hungry Chinese consumers. The pipel…
July 10, 2019
It has become, at this point, almost a trope to conclude that global democracy is increasingly imperiled, but there is considerable evidence backing this theory. In response to the global threats to …
September 20, 2013
Will Piekos is a research associate for Asia Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations.
Chinese President Xi Jinping wrapped up a lengthy trip to Central Asia this past weekend that ended in a mee…
April 30, 2019
The United States must engage with Japan and South Korea to bridge differences, pursue common interests, and manage issues likely to persist in the Japan-ROK relationship.