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August 24, 2017

Thailand
Thailand’s Enforced Calm Could Collapse After Yingluck Trial

On Friday, former Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra will hear the verdict in her trial over allegedly neglecting management of a massive rice subsidy plan. She oversaw the rice subsidy during h…

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November 8, 2018

U.S. Foreign Policy
Election Will Embolden Trump on Trade

Asia must accept that Democrat House win will not upset America First approach.

US President Trump

June 4, 2013

Turkey
Keep Calm, Erdogan

This article was originally published on ForeignAffairs.com on Monday, June 3, 2013.  When Recep Tayyip Erdogan was mayor of Istanbul in the mid-1990s, he did what successful big city mayors do -- h…

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October 18, 2018

Saudi Arabia
Can the Oil Threat Spare Saudi Arabia From America’s Wrath?

Threatening a price hike might work in the short term, but it would come with serious costs to the kingdom’s reputation as a moderating influence on oil markets.

Saudi Arabia's Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih

December 29, 1999

Conflict Prevention
Calming the Ferghana Valley

Of all the regions of the former Soviet Union, Central Asia is potentially one of the most explosive and certainly one of the least understood. It is also growing rapidly in importance to U.S. nation…

September 24, 2018

China
How Did China Manage its Currency Over the Summer?

China still manages its currency. That’s hardly a shocking statement, I know. But I don’t fully subscribe to the view that China’s depreciation in the summer was simply a market move, given the dolla…

How Did China Manage its Currency Over the Summer?

August 16, 2018

Afghanistan War
Global Conflict This Week: Major Taliban Offensive in Afghanistan

Developments in conflicts across the world that you might have missed this week.

Afghan National Army soldier in Afghanistan

August 10, 2018

Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
Global Conflict This Week: Cease-Fire Halts Gaza Cross-Border Exchange

Developments in conflicts across the world that you might have missed this week.

Interceptor missile fired as rockets are launched from Gaza towards Israel

August 2, 2018

South Korea
Is South Korea Pro-China and Anti-Japan? It’s Complicated.

Sungtae (Jacky) Park is a research associate at the Council on Foreign Relations. The history of Korea’s relations with China and Japan going back to ancient times shows that Koreans have always h…

Is South Korea Pro-China and Anti-Japan? It’s Complicated.

September 20, 2016

China
The August Calm (Updated Chinese Intervention Estimates)

The proxies that provide the best estimates of China’s actual intervention in the foreign currency market in August are out, and they in no way hint at the stress that emerged in Hong Kong’s interban…

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