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Asia Unlimited 2019-10-20T04:11:40+02:00

Asia Unlimited

All along the watchtower

What do the snowy peaks of the Himalayas have in common with the balmy waters of the South China Sea? On the surface, not much. One is a warm tropical [...]

Can’t buy me power

It has long been debated whether it is better to chase and amass money or power. Predictably, most people want both but sometimes choices must be made. Business-oriented folks make [...]

Light in Afghanistan

Afghanistan, as you might imagine, is in a tough spot these days. It has of course been in a perpetual tough spot for more than 40 years. But things seem [...]

No way to treat an ally

Imagine that you are a relatively prosperous western-style democracy with a strong economy and a bright future. Now imagine that you are walloped by the coronavirus outbreak, but that you [...]

Some good news about a bad guy

While the world has been focused on responding to the spread of the coronavirus and short-lived Afghan peace deals, something actually positive happened in Pakistan. In mid-February 2020, Hafiz Saeed [...]

Climate change: firestorm rising

The wildfires that have raged for months in spring and summertime Australia are teaching the world some timely lessons in climate change, forest management, conservation, and modern firefighting techniques. But [...]

A caution to India

In 2019, Jamil Jivani, a social entrepreneur based in Canada, published a book called “Why Young Men: Rage, Race and the Crisis of Identity.” In it, Jivani takes on the [...]

The steep price of prosperity

By all accounts, Phnom Penh is a charming city. Colonial French architecture combined with traditional Khmer influences and modern skyscrapers create an eclectic and pleasing panoramic. A vibrant artistic community [...]

And the abyss deepens

Things are bleak in Afghanistan these days, bleaker perhaps than they have been in quite some time. Given the relentlessly bad news that tends to emanate from Afghanistan, that is [...]

The strongman surge

Democracy has taken a beating lately. Everywhere you look, democratic processes appear to be breaking down, with some countries taking a markedly visible turn toward authoritarianism. Turkey has been a [...]

Anish Goel, Author
anish goelAnish Goel is a senior fellow in the International Security Program at New America. He previously served in the White House’s National Security Council as senior director for South Asia, and in the U.S. Senate’s Armed Services Committee as professional staff for Asia-Pacific.