Articles on Asia

Drafting a new Afghan-Pakistan strategy (Commentary)

Daniel Korski - 07 July 2008

Europe and the U.S need a new strategy to deal with Afghanistan and Pakistan. A transatlantic Baker-Hamilton-style commission is necessary.

Sarkozy and the Olympics (Commentary)

François Godement - 03 July 2008

Nicolas Sarkozy will soon announce whether he will attend the opening ceremony of the Olympics. He should definitely go.

Donors must rethink their Afghan strategy (Commentary)

Daniel Korski - 10 June 2008

The Paris conference this week is a "last-chance" saloon for Afghanistan and donor governments.

Weaning Afghanistan off drugs (Commentary)

Daniel Korski - 27 May 2008

The Afghan opium economy continues to grow. To have any chance of success, international efforts need to focus on security and bringing criminal kingpins to justice through a specialised UN court.

No Afghan spring (Commentary)

Daniel Korski - 28 April 2008

The assasination attempt on Hamid Karzai should prompt a re-think of the international community's Afghan policy.

For Tibet, Barroso's China visit is key (Commentary)

François Godement - 22 April 2008

During his upcoming visit to China, EC President Barroso will need to convince the Chinese leadership to begin talks with the Dalai Lama.

Tibet - avoiding the tie-break (Commentary)

François Godement - 10 April 2008

EU governments should put concrete demands to the Chinese government, including a comprehensive review of its Tibet policy.

The threat of a boycott (Commentary)

John Fox - 28 March 2008

European leaders need to follow France and Poland's example and take a tougher line on China, with real political threats, if the situation in Tibet does not improve.

Seeking a new international approach on Afghanistan and Pakistan (Commentary)

Shada Islam and Daniel Korski - 28 March 2008

Kai Eide's appointment as the UN envoy in Kabul provides an opportunity to craft a new international strategy for Afghanistan and the region.

One China against one dream (Commentary)

François Godement - 17 March 2008

The events shaking the wider Tibetan area should lead both the Chinese government and its international partners to a deep reconsideration of past policies.