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Asia

china

At the Davos conference in January, Chinese leader Xi Jinping denounced protectionism and postured as a champion of a rules-based international order. It was a...
North Korea

Hope always springs eternal that newly appointed dictators will be kinder and gentler than their predecessors. But whether it’s Bashar Assad in Syria or Kim...
asia

The rise of China as an economic and, perhaps, military power has for more than two decades dominated strategic conversations in Washington and New York,...
Taliban

The Obama administration—and especially its State Departments under both Secretaries of State Hillary Clinton and John Kerry—regularly soft-pedaled reporting and assessments of terrorism in order...
afghanistan

The Korean War has sometimes been called the Forgotten War, but it was positively front and center compared to our ongoing war in Afghanistan. Now...
taiwan

I am an admirer and supporter of Taiwan. I have had the opportunity to visit that remarkable island on a couple of occasions and have...
South Korea

There is always a tragic element to the downfall of any democratic leader. In the case of South Korea President Park Geun-hye, who was just...
taiwan

On Friday night, Donald Trump crashed a carefully choreographed diplomatic dance between the United States, the People’s Republic of China, and the Republic of China...
Taiwan

That President-elect Donald Trump spoke by phone with Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen has raised not only Chinese ire but also the castigation of the U.S....
Abu Sayyaf

This Wall Street Journal report from Manila is a good reminder of how hard it is to keep a bad group down. Abu Sayyaf, the Philippine...
Rodrigo Duterte

The world is watching the geopolitical tectonic plates shift as the Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte says that he is abandoning his country's longtime alliance with...
Kashmir

India, the world’s largest democracy, has long faced a persistent terrorist challenge from Pakistan, a country whose leaders seek to distract their public from their own failings...