Asia

The Thai Government Is Whitewashing the Bangkok Bombing to Reassure Tourists
August 27, 2015

The government has done everything in its power to convince the public that there's nothing to see here, everything is fine, let's all move on.

House Democrats Just Dealt Obama a Withering Blow
June 12, 2015

This is a serious rebuke of the president—from his own party, no less.

The Crime of the Century
March 04, 2015

One year after Russia's smash-and-grab, the world has all but conceded Crimea to Vladimir Putin.

Even Vladimir Putin's Authoritarian Allies Are Fed Up With Russia's Crumbling Economy
January 18, 2015

It's “kind of like a party where no one wants to be, like one of those awful family lunches.”

As the British Empire Was Falling Apart, Gandhi Gave This Advice to the Rest of Asia
December 09, 2014

Leaders from all over Asia came, and they came up with a list of ten goals for the continent.

The Military Coup in Thailand Is Putting the U.S. in an Awkward Position
May 23, 2014

U.S. law says we must suspend aid to Thailand, but strategic military interests may inspire a more nuanced approach.

The Geopolitics of Cheating
February 18, 2013

Soccer's fixing epidemic is a symptom of a much bigger problem.

What Qaddafi’s Fall Means for His Evil Minions in South America, Asia, and Africa
August 26, 2011

Judging from the fervor of their celebrations, the Libyan people are acutely aware that they will benefit from the fall of Muammar Qaddafi. But Libya is hardly the only country that has reason to rejoice. As committed as the dictator was to destroying his own country, he posed an equal—perhaps even greater—danger to developing countries in other parts of the world. From the time he assumed power, Qaddafi leveraged Libya’s oil money, and his own willingness to have his country become a pariah state, to support insurgencies from East Asia, to South America, to southern Africa.

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