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Asia

Boiling Caucasus
Policy Memo

Boiling Caucasus

While Americans aren’t paying attention, their enemies are on the prowl in this energy-rich region.

Lilia A. Arakelyan, David J. Kramer
Winning Over Down Under
Policy Memo

Winning Over Down Under

It will take a united front to defeat Beijing’s new version of diplomacy by economic coercion.

Charles Edel
Westward Ho—Again?
Books

Westward Ho—Again?

For Americans, the Pacific has always been an object of fascination.

Jack Beyrer
Tireless in Baku
Short Take

Tireless in Baku

She’s been harassed and arrested, spending in one case a year and a half in prison. American Purpose’s Sophia Vahanvaty speaks with investigative corruption reporter Khadija Ismayilova.

Khadija Ismayilova, Sophia Vahanvaty
In Praise of Industrial Policy

In Praise of Industrial Policy

My friend Steve Rhoads, emeritus professor at the University of Virginia, will be publishing through Cambridge University Press a 35th anniversary edition of his 1984 book The Economist's View of the World. The book reviews and explains many of the fundamental concepts of modern neo-classical economics, like opportunity costs, marginalism,

Francis Fukuyama
Droning On in the Middle East

Droning On in the Middle East

Back in the early 2010s when I first started playing with drones, I speculated in the FT that if I could own a drone, anyone could, and that this would have big implications for global politics. At that time, drone technology was largely controlled by the U.S. and Israel,

Francis Fukuyama
Asia’s Wake-Up Call

Asia’s Wake-Up Call

U.S. democracy, standing but battered, can still use its experience to support fellow democrats in Asia.

Maiko Ichihara, Lynn Lee
Remembering Tet

Remembering Tet

A reporter who was in Saigon recalls the day on January 30, 1968, when the South Vietnamese capital came under attack.

Dan Southerland