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Geopolitics / Asia

Pakistan and India to go to War over Water?

Pakistan and India to go to War over Water?

Apr 04, 2012 at 17:28 | John Daly

A peaceful and stable Pakistan is integral to western efforts to pacify Afghanistan, but Islamabad’s obsessions with its giant eastern neighbor may render such issues moot.Since partition in 1947,…

India and China Vie for Influence in Nepal

India and China Vie for Influence in Nepal

Mar 13, 2012 at 18:01 | John Daly

In the titanic struggle for world supremacy fought between the U.S. and USSR between 1945 and 1991, all eyes were focused on their attempts to bring Third world nations to…

China's Benign Foreign Policy Image at Odds with South China Sea Stance

China's Benign Foreign Policy Image at Odds with South China Sea Stance

Feb 19, 2012 at 12:35 | John Daly

Beijing for years has relentlessly projected a benign image in its foreign policy, but as its maritime neighbors are discovering, China’s pacifist representations do not extend to energy issues, most…

China Casts Increasingly Large Investment Shadow Over Southeast Asian Neighbors

China Casts Increasingly Large Investment Shadow Over Southeast Asian Neighbors

Jan 16, 2012 at 22:05 | John Daly

Thinking of opening a textile mill in Kampuchea? A shrimp farm in Vietnam? Anything at all in Laos or Myanmar? Then think fast and act, as China is increasingly dominating…

Is War in the South China Sea Inevitable?

Is War in the South China Sea Inevitable?

Dec 12, 2011 at 08:07 | John Daly

If China is not actually preparing for conflict in the South China Sea over disputed archipelagos and islets and their rich offshore resources, from fish to hydrocarbons, then consider the…

Central Asian Setback for the U.S. Military

Central Asian Setback for the U.S. Military

Nov 04, 2011 at 08:38 | John Daly

The last few weeks have seen the U.S. Department of Defense suffer a number of setbacks in its effort to retain military influence overseas. First came the startling announcement on…

China Believes it has Indisputable Sovereignty Over the South China Seas

China Believes it has Indisputable Sovereignty Over the South China Seas

Oct 05, 2011 at 07:41 | John Daly

An apocryphal quote attributed to Chinese Premier Chou En Lai when asked about the French Revolution was, "It is too soon to say." Those seeking further advice from Chairman Mao…

North and South Korean Nuclear Breakthrough?

North and South Korean Nuclear Breakthrough?

Sep 21, 2011 at 14:48 | John Daly

The U.S.-Mexican border is one of the few in the world where the First World coexists uneasily alongside the Third World. A second is the demilitarized zone dividing North and…

China’s Ongoing Territorial Disputes

China’s Ongoing Territorial Disputes

Jul 22, 2011 at 07:53 | John Daly

While the West is pummeled by China’s rising economy, neighbors fear possible Beijing territorial claims. The dazzling rise of the Chinese economy over the last decade has been the 21st…

Tajikistan, A Frail Nation-State Amidst the New Great Game

Tajikistan, A Frail Nation-State Amidst the New Great Game

Jul 14, 2011 at 08:13 | John Daly

The past two decades since the 1991 collapse of Communism have seen the Russian Federation and the U.S. involved in an updated version of the 19th century’s “Great Game’ for…

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