At a panel convened at the Sigur Center for Asian Studies last month, discussants outlined the socio-cultural and economic factors perpetuating sexual violence in India and highlighted opportunities for moving forward on the issue. Their conversation is highlighted in this Asia Report.
The collapse of the Soviet Union generated a wide range of contending views in Russia on the nation’s place in the world and its relationship with the West. We explore these views in our Policy Brief.
Democracy or no democracy, one trend which continues to unnerve the international community is Pakistan’s nuclear program. RPI Visiting Scholar Yogesh Joshi explores the topic here.
How are China, Pakistan, India, and the United States reacting to China’s nuclear energy technology sales to Pakistan? Our Nuclear Debates in Asia Digest examines the nuances behind the Chashma Nuclear Power Complex deal.
RPI author Dick Samuels argues in our latest Policy Brief that “finding the right distance between the U.S. and China is the most important strategic choice facing Japan today.” Read the Brief here.
Meredith Oyen recently reviewed the edited volume Worldviews of Aspiring Powers: Domestic Foreign Policy Debates in China, India, Iran, Japan, and Russia in H-Diplo. Read the full review here.
In today’s Foreign Affairs, RPI authors Farideh Farhi and Saideh Lotfian analyze Iranian foreign policy after the election using the schools of thought outlined in the RPI’s Worldviews of Aspiring Powers edited volume:
“As Iranians …
Several nuclear armed countries in Asia have expanded their arsenal over the past year according to a new report. China, India, and Pakistan added 10 to 20 nuclear weapons to their stockpiles and made qualitative …Read More »
Since taking office as Japan’s Prime Minister for the second time, Shinzo Abe’s foreign policy posture has been under close scrutiny. Most have been concerned about his proposal to revise the Japanese Constitution, and how …Read More »
Watch China Looms as Main Concern in Obama and Abe Meeting on PBS. See more from PBS NewsHour.
When Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe met with President Obama, China’s economy and geopolitical concerns were the main topics of discussion. To examine the flare-up between Japan and China, Margaret Warner talks to RPI author Mike Mochizuki, author of “The New Strategic Triangle: The U.S.-Japan Alliance and the Rise of China.”