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In Depth: Reform and Asia Pacific

28 Feb 2012

Adrift Down Under: The Labor Party Abandons Economic Reform

After a generation of economic reform, growth, and expansion, Australia’s current Labor-Green-Independent ruling coalition, and the Labor government that preceded it, may give new meaning to the expression “Down Under.”
28 Oct 2011

Nuclear Safety, Nuclear Security: Whither the IAEA?

The International Atomic Energy Agency has been caught flat-footed so many times in the last decade that its future effectiveness is in doubt.
28 Feb 2012

Korea’s Third Kim: Will Anything Change?

Does North Korea's recent "food for nuclear agreement" deal suggest the latest Kim intends to reform the hermit kingdom? Unlikely.
1 Sep 2010

Deja Vu All Over Again: Are We Repeating Vietnam?

Rufus Phillips watched Vietnam unfold from the beginning, serving there from 1954 to 1968. Now he's taking his perspective to Afghanistan, which he visited last year to aid with elections in Kabul.
7 Jul 2009

This is What Imperialism Looks Like

in Urumqi, the capital of China’s troubled Xinjiang region. The latest official ...

15 Aug 2012

Reforms in North Korea's Future?

North Korea’s young leader might be attempting economic reforms, but decades of inflexibility have made genuine transformation virtually impossible.