May 28, 2013

The iron fist in a trade glove

By ratcheting up disputes in the East and South China seas, China shows it doesn't let booming bilateral trade get in the way of its territorial assertiveness.

May 11, 2013

China's land grab in India

Stoking tensions with Japan and the Philippines over ownership of island groups has not prevented China from staging a military incursion into India-controlled territory.

Feb 20, 2013

China's greater water wall

The Chinese government's recent decision to build an array of new dams on rivers flowing to other nations is set to roil inter-riparian relations in Asia.

Dec 15, 2012

A turning point in East Asia

Political transitions in East Asia promise to mark a defining moment in the region’s jittery geopolitics. After the ascension in China of Xi Jinping, regarded by the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) as its own man, Japan seems set to swing to the right in ...