All Articles on Asia

U.S. President Donald Trump takes part in a welcoming ceremony with China's President Xi Jinping on November 9, 2017 in Beijing, China. Trump is on a 10-day trip to Asia. (Photo: Thomas Peter-Pool/Getty Images) Views
The Uncertain and Dangerous Interregnum: World Peace and the Post-Cold War Era
On geostrategic dynamics and a vision for Eurasian common security diplomacy
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By 2025, two-thirds of the world’s population could be under “water stress” conditions, setting the groundwork for conflict and wars. (Photo: Shutterstock) Views
The World Needs a Water Treaty
The world has enough water for 7 billion people, but not if countries waste, hoard, or weaponize it
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'Biggest Animal Disease Outbreak We've Ever Had on the Planet': Swine Fever Spreads Like Wildfire Across Asia
"We have no way to stop it from spreading."
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People living along the ceasefire line dividing Kashmir into India and Pakistan-administered portions have continually been at risk due to hostility between the armies of the two nuclear rivals.  (Photo by Yawar Nazir/Getty Images)(Photo by Yawar Nazir/Getty Images) Views
India, Pakistan, and a Planet in Peril
South Asia’s nuclear-armed neighbors pull back from the abyss...barely
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'The Climate Crisis You Haven't Heard of': Even if Carbon Emissions Fall, a Third of Himalayan Ice to Melt by 2100
"Global warming is on track to transform the frigid, glacier-covered mountain peaks of the HKH cutting across eight countries to bare rocks in a little less than a century."
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Fueled by Floods, Storms, and Drought Made Worse by Climate Crisis, Global Hunger Levels Rise for Third Straight Year
"The inescapable fact is that climate change is now leaving people around the world without enough to eat."
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Aside from the racism of the column’s headline—note that it’s different to say that some individuals in an ethnic group are “crazy rich” than it is to say that a group as a whole is poor because they’re crazy—it’s just empirically wrong to suggest that Middle Eastern countries are poorer as a whole than Asian countries. (Photo: Screengrab) Views
Thomas Friedman’s Crazy Poor Economics
As with many columns by Thomas Friedman, this one prompts the question: What is he talking about?
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"We see you dipping into fossil fuel industry branded manipulation." (Photo: via Friends of the Earth) Views
HSBC Divests From New Coal Projects Everywhere... Except Bangladesh, Indonesia, and Vietnam
Yet another example of t he fossil fuel industry's long history of exploiting poverty as a cover for destructive development.
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Trump’s performance in Beijing went beyond even the man-crush he seems to develop with any autocrat who exercises the free rein of power that the president so desperately craves. Views
Trump’s New Blame Game
Fresh off an Asia trip where he showed surprising deference to dictators, Trump looks ready to start a renewed assault on critics at home.
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The Clown Goes Abroad
This is what happens when a very big nation is led by a very small man
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