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May 11, 2017

China
An African student practices Shaolin martial arts in Henan Province. China’s Big Bet on Soft Power

China is believed to spend billions of dollars to boost its international image, but it has yet to see a marked return on its investment in soft power.

Oct 21, 2016

Philippines
U.S.-Philippines-Def-BGR.jpg The U.S.-Philippines Defense Alliance

The Philippines is one of the United States’ oldest allies in Asia-Pacific and the long-lasting defense relationship is at the heart of U.S. policy in the region.

Mar 21, 2017

China
Hong-Kong-Democracy-BGR.jpg Democracy in Hong Kong

Hong Kong has certain political and economic freedoms based on China’s “one country, two systems” principle, but the city’s political evolution is challenging its relationship with the mainland.

Jan 12, 2017

Rohingya
Migrants sitting in the back of a truck who were found drifting in an overloaded fishing boat in the Andaman Sea, June 3, 2015. The Rohingya Migrant Crisis

Tens of thousands of Rohingya, a Muslim ethnic minority group, are fleeing persecution in Myanmar’s Rakhine state, fueling a deepening migration crisis in Southeast Asia.

May 9, 2016

Asia
A villager stands near one of China’s monsoonal glaciers in Hailuogou, November 11, 2015. Water Clouds on the Tibetan Plateau

Asia’s major rivers depend on water flows from the Himalayas, and as regional demand continues to grow, a looming water crisis emerges.

Apr 26, 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 while Beijing appears willing to condemn its neighbor’s nuclear developments, analysts say…

Apr 17, 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.  …

Apr 19, 2017

Indonesia
Jakarta Election Signals Erosion of Religious Tolerance

The rise of hard-line identity politics at the center of Jakarta’s gubernatorial election raises questions about Indonesia’s reputation for tolerance.

May 19, 2016

China
Fishing boats anchored at Karachi Fish Harbor after a severe cyclone warning, October 29, 2014. Competition in the Indian Ocean

China and India increasingly vie for strategic advantage in the Indian Ocean, while also cooperating on some transnational security issues.  

Dec 7, 2016

Taiwan
Military honor guards lower the Taiwanese flag, at Liberty Square, in Taipei, Taiwan. China-Taiwan Relations

Differences over Taiwan’s status fuel tensions between the island and mainland, yet cross-strait economic ties continue to deepen.