Welcome to the second edition of the Asia-Pacific Bugle. The Asia-Pacific Program Officers have selected a baker’s dozen of the more thought provoking articles from the past month. As usual, we encourage suggestions to improve on the topics and themes the Asia-Pacific Bugle covers. The Bugle can include subjects from East Asia, Southeast Asia, South Asia, and Oceania.
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Diplomacy and Security:
Why Asia is ready for a US-India-Japan Alliance
Ten Reasons Why China Will Have Trouble Fighting A Modern War
Report: North Korea’s Nuclear Weapons Stockpile Could Grow Tenfold by 2020
The Hardest (and Most Important) Job in Afghanistan
Democracy, Governance and Human Rights:
One Day in a Year: Afghan views on International Women’s Day
A Modern Cult of Personality? Xi Jinping Aspires To Be The Equal of Mao and Deng
No, China’s Not About to Collapse
Thai Junta Seems Ready to Put Elections Off Longer
Burma Takes a Big Step Backwards
Economics, Development and Environment:
Creating Architecture to Sustain Asia’s Spectacular Progress
6.9% Growth? World Laughing At This Bad Joke
Post-2015 Development Agenda Needs Standalone Goal on Gender Equality
Better Tomorrow? The world’s Vilest Regime Flirts with Economic Reform