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  • Rupakjyoti Borah
    India’s Renewed Push into the Indian Ocean
    Apr 9 —

    The recently concluded visit by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Seychelles, Mauritius and Sri Lanka reflects the changed priorities in New Delhi as far as foreign policy is concerned. It also signals that India is no longer willing to be outmanoeuvred in the Indian Ocean region that many, at least in New Delhi, consider the country’s strategic backyard. Modi’s visit was ... Read More

  • Dingding Chen
    What “Political Reform” Does China Need?
    Mar 13 —

    David Shambaugh’s recent piece in the Wall Street Journal on the Chinese Communist Party’s endgame is valuable because it pushes all of us to think hard about how to resolve the serious problems facing China and the CCP. While I, like Zhang Baohui and Pu Xiaoyu in their pieces for the Global Asia Forum, find Shambaugh’s prediction of the coming collapse of ... Read More

  • Lauren McKee
    Is the ISIS Hostage Crisis Japan’s 9/11?
    Feb 27 —

    Japan is a country known for making international news because its citizens clean up after themselves at World Cup matches, not because its government has a controversial and interventionist foreign policy. Yet this is where Japan finds itself at the beginning of 2015, dealing with hostage crises and debating the merits of providing support for the threat of transnational terrorism.

    Japanese Prime Minister ... Read More

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