China Scores: What the United States Should Do Next

By Matthew Goodman and Ely Ratner China is back. Nearly two centuries after it lost its traditional place at the center of Asian affairs, Beijing has begun giving shape and substance to its renewed leadership on the regional stage. This was on full display at the recently concluded meeting of

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China to invest $40b in Silk Road Fund

By Chen Yang Will provide financing for maritime, land economic belts in Asia China will contribute $40 billion to establish a Silk Road Fund and push forward preparation work for a newly launched infrastructure investment bank to strengthen connectivity in the Asia-Pacific region, Chinese President Xi Jinping said Sunday. The

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Is Libya a proxy war?

By Frederic Wehrey Recent reports of Egyptian military aircraft bombing Islamist militant positions in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi have highlighted once more how the Mediterranean state has become a contested site of regional proxy wars. The projection of Middle Eastern rivalries onto Libya’s fractured landscape has a long

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U.S. Pivot to ASEAN: Where Are We Now?

With a new ambassador in place, can Washington sustain its commitment to a key region? By Peter T. Keo The 25th ASEAN Summit is around the corner. One question worth asking is: How committed is the U.S. to the pivot to ASEAN? Since establishing the ASEAN-U.S. Dialogue Relations in 1977,

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A Social Democratic Roadmap for Educational Reform in Asia

By Richard Javad Heydarian There is almost a universal consensus among experts, civil society organizations, governments and global institutions with respect to Education’s crucial role in fostering individual empowerment collective cohesion, and national as well as regional development. Also, throughout the long history of the emergence and development of social

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