Asia

Is Economic Slowdown in China a Threat to the Global Economy?

November 14, 2014 by Jonathan Brookfield
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The People’s Republic of China serves as the locus of a number of global risks, and an economic slowdown in the PRC could have significant effects on several economies around the world.

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How to be a Better Ambassador: Nine Lessons from Singapore

November 8, 2014 by Frank Lavin
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Washington can be a paradox for foreign diplomats. Only a few embassies are intrinsically relevant; others have to make themselves relevant. And this can be a daunting task.

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Will Extremist Buddhism Undermine Myanmar’s Path to Democracy?

November 2, 2014 by Susan Hayward
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To address the anxieties at the root of anti-Muslim movements, Myanmar needs a multifaceted approach that includes Buddhist counterarguments and rule of law reforms.

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The Failure of Norwegian “Take on Me” Diplomacy in North Korea

September 8, 2014 by Eirik Torsvoll
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People-to-people campaigns are bound to fail in any attempt to influence the policies of Pyongyang. Actual financial pressure is needed to motivate DPRK leadership away from their intransigent position of influence.

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Human Rights Promotion Backfiring as “World War LGBT” Shakes Eurasia

August 30, 2014 by Kyle Rohrich
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Russia and the West are fighting the greatest geopolitical battle since the end of the Cold War not with nuclear arms races, aerial warfare, or military buildups. Rather, the most prevalent form of weaponry in the standoffs in Ukraine and throughout Eurasia is as unique as it is effective: the gays.

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CEO Modi’s Strategy: Cooperative Federalism

August 28, 2014 by Muralidhar Selvamani
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The Bhartiya Janata Party’s impressive performance in India’s parliamentary election culminated in Narendra Modi taking over as the Prime Minister of the world’s third largest economy measured in terms of purchasing power parity.

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