Apr 15, 2021
India's Trump Card Against China
Despite its enormous potential, India is by no means an inevitable counterweight to Chinese ambitions in the Indian Ocean. The country’s immense domestic needs and its...
Feb 25, 2021
China’s Waning Rare Earths Advantage
In 1992, during a visit to Inner Mongolia, Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping quipped: “The Middle East has oil, China has rare earths,” referring to 17 elements on the...
Feb 8, 2021
The Coup in Myanmar: Why Now?
For Myanmar, a country where the military brass has called the shots for most of its modern history, this week’s putsch shouldn’t have come as much of a surprise....
Jan 5, 2021
The State of Play in North Korea
In a White House meeting just weeks before Donald Trump’s inauguration, then-President Barack Obama warned the president-elect that the North Korean nuclear threat would be the...
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