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Asia

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
A Million Little Boulders
Film

A Million Little Boulders

Hiroshi Teshigahara’s 1964 Woman in the Dunes is a subtly subversive film that mirrors our COVID-induced confinement.

Abe Callard
Arc of Progress?
Books

Arc of Progress?

Does faith in historical progress explain colonial brutality? Priya Satia suspects so.

Nick Burns
Southeast Asia’s Balancing Act
Books

Southeast Asia’s Balancing Act

China’s dominance over the region is by no means inevitable, but Washington has yet to figure out how to play the game.

Charles Dunst
Picking Up The Pieces

Picking Up The Pieces

Should he win the presidency, Joe Biden will need to pursue a "two-speed" strategy to restore American prestige abroad.

Stephen R. Grand
To Compete With China, We Need the Liberal International Order

To Compete With China, We Need the Liberal International Order

The Trump Administration was not wrong in singling out China as a rising threat. But it was wrong in how it chose to confront it.

Hal Brands
Controlling the Pandemic of Global Authoritarianism

Controlling the Pandemic of Global Authoritarianism

Only with a Biden victory can America hope to regain some of its moral credibility on the world stage. And even then, it won't be easy.

Larry Diamond
The Birth of a Dangerous New World

The Birth of a Dangerous New World

The next President will find it increasingly difficult to contain the spread of nuclear weapons in three key theaters.

Michael Mandelbaum