Karl Kaltenthaler

Mullah Omar's death will set back peace

Mullah Omar's death divides the Taliban, adds to militancy and hurts chances for peace in Afghanistan and the broader world, warns Karl Kaltenthaler.

  • Michael Auslin

    Russia and China fuel Asia's other 'Great Game'

    How Russia responds to China's rising influence in Siberia has huge consequences for Asia's geopolitical stability, writes Michael Auslin.

  • Robert A. Manning and James Przystup

    Why we don't need another George Kennan

    The answer to how the U.S. and Japan should approach China can be found in a 1947 essay on the USSR, according to Robert A. Manning and James Przystup.

  • Rupakjyoti Borah

    BRICS comes of age in Ufa

    BRICS, as an organisation, has come a long way since the acronym "BRIC" was coined by then-chairman of Goldman Sachs Asset Management Jim O'Neill in a 2001 report titled, "Building Better Global Economic BRICs." The BRICS nations (the acronym stands ...

  • Bruce Stokes

    Mixed public response to America's pivot to Asia

    The U.S. economic and military pivot to Asia is an evolving project, but its credibility is solid, says Bruce Stokes.

  • Arthur Herman

    Learning from Japan's revolution in space

    Military experts agree: The U.S. is losing the race to protect its satellites from attack. The Pentagon's top weapons purchaser, Frank Kendall, even concluded in an interview in March that of all the military technology areas where the U.S. is threat...

  • Dani Rodrik

    Greece's vote for sovereignty

    CAMBRIDGE -- Creditors and debtors have found themselves at odds for as long as money has changed hands. But rarely have the issues been framed as starkly -- and in such a public manner -- as in the just completed Greek referendum. In a vote on J...

  • Bilahari Kausikan

    A counterintuitive proposal on Korean reunification

    Though the North Korean regime is often brutal, it may be in the world's interest to accept the state's existence, says Bilahari Kausikan.

  • John Lee

    China's strategists are not supermen

    Fears that China's foresight and planning make its dominance in Asia inevitable are overblown, writes John Lee.

  • Itsuo Toshima

    Athens may become China's first stop in Europe

    China may be hoping Greece withdraws from the eurozone so it can make strategic purchases there more cheaply if the country returns to the drachma. It is possible that Beijing is also wishing this to happen so that it can sweep in as a white knig...

  • Sam Geall

    China's climate change stance marks a historic shift

    Is China's green transformation underway? The balance of evidence suggests a turnaround is afoot, propelled not by external pressure but by national self-interest. Beijing on June 30 revealed the long-awaited details of its proposed undertakings ...

  • Raj Kumar Sharma

    Is India-China economic engagement doomed?

    China's strategic maneuvering around India is creating distrust that hampers economic cooperation between the two Asian giants, warns Raj Kumar Sharma.

  • Ian Bremmer

    The world's decade of living dangerously

    With the U.S. losing its appetite for superpower activism and no one ready to fill the void, expect plenty of global instability, warns Ian Bremmer.

  • Graham Webster

    How should Obama respond to Chinese hacking?

    A firm response is needed to China's hacking of a U.S. government database, but Washington should not go overboard, writes Graham Webster.

  • Pavin Chachavalpongpun

    Thailand's military government plays a new diplomatic game

    Western nations' policies have driven Thailand closer to China, with potential consequences for regional stability, says Pavin Chachavalpongpun.

  • Minxin Pei

    South China Sea dispute: What's next?

    The Cold War, as those familiar with its history know, was not triggered by a single event. Instead, a series of relatively minor actions and countermeasures by the Soviet Union and the U.S. led to a vicious cycle of escalating distrust and retaliati...

  • Walter Lohman

    Washington, Seoul must prepare for a unified Korea

    The U.S. and South Korea need to prepare Asia for Korean unification, and Southeast Asia offers them the perfect stage, argues Walter Lohman.

  • Graham Webster

    US-Japan cyber cooperation comes to life

    Japan and the U.S. have agreed to work together on cybersecurity. They have much work ahead of them, writes Graham Webster

  • New security legislation

    Japan, U.S. should cooperate in defending islands: ex-defense chief Morimoto

    TOKYO -- Rapid expansion in China's military presence in South China Sea and elsewhere means it is urgent for Japan and the U.S. to discuss specific ways to defend disputed islands in those waters, said Satoshi Morimoto, former Japanese Defense Minis...

  • Daniel Twining

    Shangri-La Dialogue exchanges show China is its own worst enemy

    Beijing expects other countries, including the U.S., to defer to what it unilaterally defines as China's regional prerogatives, writes Daniel Twining.