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Kyrgyzstan at the Cross-Roads

Kyrgyzstan at the Cross-Roads

May 29, 2010 at 05:11 | Uddipan Mukherjee

Not only should Kyrgyzstan's future after the April ousting of the government be a central focus, but the future of the other 'stans' as well When riots broke out in…

Is North Korea on the Verge of Collapse?

Is North Korea on the Verge of Collapse?

May 25, 2010 at 23:17 | Bonnie Glaser

Despite the posturing of his regime, there are signs that Kim Jong-Il's hold on North Korea may be slipping and international community must be ready. North Korean leader Kim Jong-il…

Revolution in Central Asia: Who's Next?

Revolution in Central Asia: Who's Next?

Apr 20, 2010 at 19:00 | Philip H. de Leon

On April 7, 2010 the President of Kyrgyzstan Kurmanbek Bakiyev fled the capital city of Bishkek that was under a state of emergency after antigovernment protesters started clashing with security…

Google's Decision Highlights the Dangers of Doing Business in China

Google's Decision Highlights the Dangers of Doing Business in China

Mar 17, 2010 at 14:42 | Charles Hugh Smith

The ramifications of Google's decision to leave China are deep: China's leadership, be careful what you wish for. I have been a student of China for 40 years. Alas, no,…

Southeast Asia Becoming China's Trading Partner of Choice

Southeast Asia Becoming China's Trading Partner of Choice

Mar 16, 2010 at 18:09 | Dave Forest

Some good research from China Knowledge this week. About how southeast Asia is becoming China's trading partner of choice. China's trade with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations has grown…

China's Ambitions Reshaping South Asia as it Surges into India's Backyard

China's Ambitions Reshaping South Asia as it Surges into India's Backyard

Feb 25, 2010 at 19:12 | David Caploe PhD

It’s a truism that the 21st century future of not just Asia, but the entire world, will be significantly determined by the relationship between the globe’s two fastest-growing large economies,…

The US-PRC Strategic Divide Begins

The US-PRC Strategic Divide Begins

Feb 10, 2010 at 19:20 | Defense and Foreign Affairs

The simmering difficulties in the US strategic relationship with the People’s Republic of China (PRC) were, by the beginning of 2010, ready to emerge despite the attempts of the US…

China's Success Taking its Toll on Neighbours

China's Success Taking its Toll on Neighbours

Feb 04, 2010 at 21:36 | David Caploe PhD

During the decade after the 1997 Asian financial crisis, China was generally seen throughout East Asia as a friendly alternative power-center to the American-led Washington-consensus that told countries in trouble…

Land-locked Central Asian Oil Country Plays Important Role from Vancouver to Vladivostok

Land-locked Central Asian Oil Country Plays Important Role from Vancouver to Vladivostok

Jan 07, 2010 at 16:48 | Philip H. de Leon

2010 is starting with a decision that faced heated debates: Kazakhstan will hold the chairmanship of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) for one year, despite what…

India Facing Fierce Competition in its Search for Oil and Natural Gas Resources

India Facing Fierce Competition in its Search for Oil and Natural Gas Resources

Dec 24, 2009 at 17:17 | Fawzia Sheikh

While energy-strapped India is scouring the globe for oil and gas - a bid that recently took it to Sudan and Russia where India signed two memoranda of understanding, and…


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