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Dessert Diplomacy: The Difficulty of Presenting a United Front Against North Korea

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A diplomatic incident over the dessert menu reflects just how hard it is for Washington to get its Asia allies on the same page on North Korea.

Water Shortages: China’s Unrecognized Threat

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China faces a water crisis that won’t be solved until pricing aligns with the reality of this increasingly scarce resource.

Will an Ascendant Uzbekistan Challenge Kazakhstan’s Leadership in Central Asia?

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The rise of President Mirziyoyev to power in Uzbekistan, a country with untapped economic potential, could signal a shift in Central Asian geopolitics.

The Post-War Order Is Over

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And not because Trump wrecked it...

Geopolitics in the South China Sea: Expansionism in the Shadow of North Korean Drama

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With ASEAN sidelined and all eyes on North Korea, Vietnam can only sit and watch as China consolidates its position in the South China Sea.

Populism in Europe: Fear, Greed, and Putin’s Meddling

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We must reject extremist positions and become stronger defenders of our values and political tradition.

It’s Time for India to Take on a Larger Role on the World Stage

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India is a major world power; it just doesn’t know it yet.

Geopolitics and Conflict Potential in Central Asia and South Caucasus

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How has Central Asia avoided the protracted territorial disputes of Ukraine and the South Caucasus? In a word: geography.

Kashmir’s Geopolitical Significance is Growing by the Day

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New connectivity projects like the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and the International North-South Transportation Corridor are making Kashmir more geopolitically important than ever before.

Bellicose Rhetoric & Brutal Sanctions Not the Way to Help Venezuela

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Did President Trump’s hard line against Venezuela inadvertently help re-elect Maduro?

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