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Iran Plays for Time

  • Wed, 05/19/2010 - 12:00

Once again, the Obama administration's diplomatic multilateralism has produced a time-buying victory for Iran in its unilateral pursuit of nuclear weapons. This means the world is measurably closer to the day Tehran obtains a deployable nuke.

Thai Turmoil Resonates in China

  • Tue, 05/18/2010 - 12:00

Television images of bloody class warfare engulfing downtown Bangkok must make for uncomfortable viewing in Zhongnanhai, Beijing’s leadership compound.

Beijing hears dissenting voice on unrest

  • Tue, 05/18/2010 - 12:00

Overseas China watchers and political analysts are keen on talking about China's rise in terms of a struggle with the United States for world leadership. Inside the Middle Kingdom, however, the communist leadership may be much more engrossed in maintaining social stability.

Beijing seeks a fresh start in Xinjiang

  • Tue, 05/18/2010 - 12:00

It was not much of a surprise when the power center of the Chinese Communist party (CCP) announced in April that Wang Lequan, the "King of Xinjiang", was being removed as party secretary of the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region in northwest China.

Censors Without Borders

  • Mon, 05/17/2010 - 12:00

The Chinese-Canadian writer Denise Chong’s 1994 book “The Concubine’s Children,” a memoir of her maternal grandparents, won admiring reviews and spent more than a year and a half on The Globe and Mail’s best-seller list.

Taking On Guantánamo

  • Tue, 05/11/2010 - 12:00

New Haven attorney Elizabeth P. Gilson didn’t know what she was getting into. In 2005, she had read newspaper reports about lawyers traveling to the detention camp at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, to help prisoners the government suspected of being enemy combatants. Lawyers were trying to file habeas petitions on behalf of prisoners to find out why they were incarcerated.

The Next Round of the Great Game

  • Tue, 05/11/2010 - 12:00

The April uprising in Kyrgyzstan illuminates the latest phase of the Great Game.

Inside a censored China

  • Tue, 05/11/2010 - 12:00

Beijing-based academic Kaiser Kuo will bravely step into a local political storm in a series of televised debates this week as one of the few voices arguing that some forms of internet censorship can be justified.

The Beijing consensus is to keep quiet

  • Thu, 05/06/2010 - 12:00

In the West people worry that developing countries want to copy “the China model”. Such talk makes people in China uncomfortable

The Internet Helps Build Democracies

  • Fri, 04/30/2010 - 12:00

The revolts in Ukraine, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Burma, Xinjiang, and Iran could never have happened without the web.