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Ethiopia’s Geopolitical Ambitions Could Bring about Its Downfall

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Ethiopia faces a variety of long-term environmental and societal challenges. Building a Navy won’t help solve any of them.

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Fishing Nets and Market Economy Status Tie up US-Vietnam Trade

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The Trump administration's protectionist roadmap has thrown a wrench into Vietnam's active efforts to achieve market status.

Global Forecast (06-21-2019)

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Oil supply is disrupted in Libya, Turkish voters head to the polls on June 24, and the first rumblings of a Trump-Putin summit.

Xi Jinping, the Revered

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A newly empowered Xi Jinping is forcing US President Donald Trump to pick from the best of bad options.

South China Sea Dispute: Malaysia

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In the third article of our series on South China Sea claimants, we examine the historical reasoning, diplomacy, and military dimensions of Malaysia’s claim.

Yes, Yemen is Our Fault

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It’s time for the United States to stop being part of the problem in Yemen’s disastrous civil war, and start being part of the solution.

Has Madagascar Managed to Avert a Crisis?

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Madagascar has cobbled together a national unity government, but will it be enough to stabilize the political process and a delicate economic recovery?

Thailand: Southeast Asia’s Forgotten Human Rights Crisis

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Thailand’s relative stability should not put it beyond the pale of international criticism over its human rights record.

Backgrounder: Myanmar’s Kyaukpyu Port

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Will Kyaukpyu Port take its place among other One Belt One Road megaprojects like Gwadar and Hambantota?

Controlling the Heights: Great Power Competition in Nepal

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One thing is clear from recent shifts in Nepalese politics: India can no longer take Nepal for granted.

China’s Empire of Debt

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Chinese investment has rejuvenated some developing countries and left others locked in a spiral of unsustainable debt.

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