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September 26, 2017

North Korea
A woman works at a textile mill in Pyongyang, North Korea. What to Know About the Sanctions on North Korea

World powers continue to punish North Korea with economic sanctions, but problems persist with enforcement, and it's unclear if they'll be enough to pressure Pyongyang back into denuclearization talk…

September 27, 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.

August 3, 2017

Southeast Asia
Southeast Asian Perspectives on U.S.–China Competition

Southeast Asians inhabit a region increasingly shaped by competition between the United States and China. This report highlights the perspectives of leading scholars of international affairs from Southeast Asia on important issues facing the region.

May 15, 2017

Japan
Priests Helen Hardacre: Political Realignment Among Japan’s Religions

Shinto priests walk in a line to attend a ritual to usher in the upcoming New Year at the Meiji Shrine in Tokyo, Japan on December 31, 2016 (REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon).  

December 10, 2009

Diplomacy and International Institutions
Hope of North Korea’s Return to the Six Party Talks

Evans Revere, an expert on Northeast Asia, says after U.S. special envoy Stephen Bosworth’s recent trip to Pyongyang, North Korea may potentially reopen the door to Six Party Talks, given time.  

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.

November 8, 2016

United States
Play RTSKVZ9_EC.jpg A Conversation With Charles L. Evans

Charles Evans discusses U.S. economic performance since the 2008 recession, long-term implications for monetary policy, and Federal Reserve strategies for growth.

January 24, 2017

Laos
A Great Place to Have a War

The definitive account of the secret war in the tiny Southeast Asian nation of Laos, which lasted almost two decades and forever changed the CIA’s controversial role in foreign policy.

September 16, 2016

North Korea
U.S. Should Sharpen Strategy and Enlist China to Counter Threat from North Korea, Says CFR Task Force

A new Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) Independent Task Force report, A Sharper Choice on North Korea: Engaging China for a Stable Northeast Asia, finds that the United States’ policy of “strategic…

August 8, 2016

Thailand
Thailand’s Democratic Erosion

The adoption of the junta-drafted constitution is the latest episode in the deterioration of Thailand’s democratic system.