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January 10, 2014

China
Friday Asia Update: Top Five Stories for the Week of January 10, 2014

Darcie Draudt, Charles McClean, Will Piekos, and Sharone Tobias look at the top stories in Asia this week. 1. Bangladesh’s governing party wins vote despite unrest. Bangladesh’s Awami League won 232…

Bangladesh's Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina speaks during a media conference in Dhaka on January 6, 2014. (Andrew Biraj/Courtesy Reuters)

December 26, 2013

Defense and Security
Ten Americans Who Died in 2013 Who Shaped U.S. Foreign Policy

Year’s end is a time for taking stock, counting successes, and assessing failures. It is also a time for remembering those who are no longer with us. Here are ten Americans who died in 2013 who throu…

American flags fly at half mast. (Jonathan Ernst/Courtesy Reuters)

November 26, 2013

United States
Ten Whats With...Daniel Markey

Daniel Markey is Senior Fellow for India, Pakistan, and South Asia at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), where he specializes in security and governance issues in South Asia. He has published a …

No Exit from Pakistan:America's Tortured Relationship with Islamabad by Daniel Markey

November 22, 2013

China
Friday Asia Update: Top Five Stories for the Week of November 22, 2013

Will Piekos and Darcie Draudt look at the top five stories in Asia this week. 1. Bloomberg dogged by self-censorship questions. Bloomberg News reporter Michael Forsythe, who worked on an unpublished…

Paramilitary policemen walk past Erdaoqiao Grand Bazaar in Urumqi, Xinjiang Uighur autonomous region on November 17, 2013 (Rooney Chen).

November 1, 2013

China
Friday Asia Update: Top Five Stories for the Week of November 1, 2013

Sharone Tobias and Will Piekos look at the top five stories in Asia this week. 1. Five die in suspected terrorist attack in Tiananmen Square, Chinese authorities blame Uighur separatists. An SUV dro…

Police cars are parked in front of a giant portrait of late Chinese Chairman Mao Zedong at the main entrance of the Forbidden City in Beijing on November 1, 2013 (Kim Kyung-Hoon).

October 11, 2013

Japan
Friday Asia Update: Top Five Stories for the Week of October 11, 2013

Will Piekos and Sharone Tobias look at the top five stories in Asia this week. 1. China surpasses U.S. in oil imports. According to EIA data, China has surpassed the United States in oil imports, ta…

A taxi driver looks at the price as he fills the tank of his car near a board showing recently increased prices at a gas station in Shenyang, Liaoning province, on February 20, 2011. (Stringer/Courtesy Reuters)

August 30, 2013

China
Friday Asia Update: Top Five Stories for the Week of August 30, 2013

Will Piekos and Sharone Tobias look at the top stories in Asia this week. 1. The SEC probes JPMorgan amid allegations that it hired Chinese princelings. The U.S. Justice Department and Securities an…

The JP Morgan sign is pictured at its Beijing office, in this picture taken December 13, 2010. A federal bribery investigation into whether JPMorgan Chase & Co. hired the children of key Chinese officials to help it win business is just the latest in a series of legal and regulatory headaches. (Jason Lee/Courtesy Reuters)

August 9, 2013

Defense and Security
You Might Have Missed: Drone Strikes in Yemen, AQAP, Kissinger on Africa

Maria Abi-Habib, Margaret Coker, and Siobhan Gorman, Yemen Steps Back From Terror-Plot Claims, Highlighting U.S.’s Challenge, The Wall Street Journal, August 7, 2013. Estimates vary about the number…

A military police trooper checks a car at a checkpoint in Sanaa

May 20, 2013

Learning About Growth from Austerity

MILAN – In a recent set of studies, Carmen Reinhart and Kenneth Rogoff used a vast array of historical data to show that the accumulation of high levels of public (and private) debt relative to GDP h…

U.S. Congressman Paul Ryan (R-WI) speaks in front of the "national debt clock" in New Hampshire, September 2012 (Brian Snyder/Courtesy Reuters.)

May 10, 2013

China
Friday Asia Update: Top Five Stories for the Week of May 10, 2013

Sharone Tobias and Will Piekos look at the top five stories in Asia this week. 1. China offers to play peacemaker, but Bibi and Abbas don’t bite. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin “Bibi” Netanyahu and…

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (L) talks to China's Premier Li Keqiang during a signing ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on May 8, 2013. (Courtesy Reuters/Kim Kyung-Hoon)