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David Shambaugh, author of "China Goes Global—The Partial Power" (Oxford University Press, 2013).

Book Excerpt: 'China Goes Global' by David Shambaugh

A veteran China-watcher describes what it was like to witness Beijing's unfettered display of military might on China's National Day in 2009. more
Sri Lanka's Chief Justice Shirani Bandaranayake (C) walks from the Supreme Court in Colombo on December 4, 2012. (Vikalpa/Groundviews/CPA/flickr)

The 'Bleak' State of Rule of Law in Sri Lanka

Asia Society Young Leader Bhavani Fonseka says recent events, including the impeachment of the country's first female chief justice, could "have a chilling effect on hopes for a functioning democracy and sustainable peace in Sri Lanka." more

Philippines' UN Suit Against China More About Honor Than Action

Asia Society's Andrew Billo says the Philippines filing of legal claims against China over the South China Sea does not mean the country will risk jeopardizing economic relations with its powerful neighbor. more
Pakistan Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar addresses Asia Society in New York on Tuesday, January 15, 2013. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)

Coups, Kashmir and Clerics: Is Pakistan Headed for Delayed Elections?

Asia Society Associate Fellow Faiysal Alikhan says due to tensions roiling the country "it seems unlikely" that Pakistan's historic elections later this year will be held as scheduled. more
Pakistan Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar addresses Asia Society in New York on Tuesday, January 15, 2013. (Tahiat Mahboob/Asia Society)

Pakistan Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar Accuses India of 'Warmongering'

Pakistan Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar told an audience at Asia Society that despite tough talk from India this week, Pakistan remains committed to dialogue with the country to find "peacefully coexist." more
Pakistani cadets march during a ceremony on the 136th birth anniversary of Pakistan's founder Mohammad Ali Jinnah at his mausoleum in Karachi on December 25, 2012. (Rizwan Tabassum/AFP/Getty Images)

Video: Pakistan's Military Shift From India to Insurgents 'Genuine'

Despite a recent skirmish with its neighbor, the Pakistan military may be serious about putting insurgents on the hit list above India, says Asia Society Senior Advisor Hassan Abbas. more
South Korean presidential campaign posters in Seoul. (Julio Martinez/Flickr)

North Korea Playing Small Role in S. Korea Election, But Will Loom Large Afterward

If the next government in Seoul makes a bold, strategic decision to re-engage the North, there is good reason to expect that inter-Korean dynamics can improve markedly, writes John Delury. more
The 18th Party Congress, Beijing, November 2012. (Flickr/Remko Tanis)

For China's New Leaders, the Spirit of Deng Remains Strong

Deng Xiaoping biographer Ezra Vogel breaks down four major political perspective in modern China, and suggests which one "trumps" them all. more
Then-President of China Hu Jintao (L) is welcomed by Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen (R) in Phnom Penh on March 31, 2012. Hu arrived in the Cambodian capital on a state visit to bolster ties between the already-close nations. (Pring Samrang/AFP/Getty Images)

Chinese Investment Ensures Human Rights Remain Low Priority in Cambodia

Human rights in Cambodia are in a dire state, and China holds a lion’s share of blame, argues Joel Brinkley. more
China's new controversial e-passport map. (TimeWeekly/Weibo)

Angered by China's New Passport Map, India, Vietnam and the Philippines Retaliate

A map of China in new Chinese passports includes disputed territories — Kashmir, and islands in the South China Sea — and upsets Asian neighbors. more