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February 16, 2017

China
The Death of Kim Jong Nam

The death in Malaysia of Kim Jong Nam, the eldest son of former North Korean dictator Kim Jong Il, was shocking on its surface. Reports indicate that two women may have poisoned him at Kuala Lumpur I…

February 17, 2017

Russia
India’s Space Program, Kim Jong-nam’s Assassination, Jakarta’s Elections, and More

Rachel Brown, Sherry Cho, Larry Hong, Gabriella Meltzer, and Gabriel Walker look at five stories from Asia this week. 1. India’s space program shoots for the stars. This Wednesday, the Indian Space …

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January 18, 2012

North Korea
Kim Jong-nam and the Question of North Korea’s Leadership Stability

North Korea’s leadership succession from Kim Jong-il to Kim Jong-un has gone according to script. The Korean Worker’s Party and the Korean People’s Army are supporting Kim Jong-un as North Korea’s ne…

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May 4, 2017

United States
Eleven More Classic Vietnam War Protest Songs

Two years ago, I posted my picks for "The Twenty Best Vietnam Protest Songs." I compiled the list as part of a series of posts commemorating the fiftieth anniversary of the first U.S. combat troops a…

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March 15, 2017

North Korea
Will the North Korea-Malaysia Crisis Cause a Shift in Southeast Asian States’ Relationships with Pyongyang?

As I noted in a piece I co-authored with Scott Snyder shortly after the apparent assassination of Kim Jong Nam, Malaysia is but one of many Southeast Asian nations that have relatively robust diploma…

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March 6, 2017

China
Malaysia’s Front Office Role in Enabling North Korean WMD Procurement

North Korea continues to evade UN sanctions designed to prevent its weapons of mass destruction (WMD) development by embedding its agents and intermediaries within the international trading system, a…

January 24, 2018

India
'Our Time Has Come: How India Is Making its Place in the World' by Alyssa Ayres

Alyssa Ayres discusses her new book, Our Time Has Come: How India is Making Its Place in the World. 

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October 30, 2013

Emerging Markets
Emerging Voices: Natalie Bugalski and David Pred on the Dark Side of Development

Emerging Voices features contributions from scholars and practitioners highlighting new research, thinking, and approaches to development challenges. This article is from Natalie Bugalski and David P…

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August 27, 2012

Iran
The Non-Aligned Movement, Iran, and Human Rights

The so-called "Non-Aligned Movement," a relic of Cold War days, is now meeting in Iran. Iran is a dictatorship where freedom of thought, press freedom, academic freedom, and free elections are non-ex…

December 2, 2015

United States
Entrepreneurship as a Component of National Power

Maria Contreras-Sweet discusses best practices for fostering entrepreneurship in the United States and its influence on U.S. global competitiveness.

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