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Rahul Gandhi Reappears

Back from a mysterious 56-day “sabbatical” abroad, Rahul Gandhi, the Congress Party’s reluctant leader, has seized on a political battle over India’s land legislation and the financial plight of poor farmers as... Read More...
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China’s US$46 billion Gift to Pakistan

The one thing to take away from the visit of President Xi Jinping to Pakistan is that both are in trouble diplomatically if they have to regard each other as their closest friends in Asia. Even by its standard... Read More...
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New Constitution Will End Thai Democracy

The portions of Thailand’s new written constitution that are emerging on the Internet in English present a charter designed to make sure that any election, should there be one anytime soon, will be strictly c... Read More...
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Former Official Recalls Cambodian Collapse

On April 10, John Gunther Dean, the US ambassador to Cambodia at the fall of Phnom Penh, gave a startling interview to Denis D. Gray of the Associated Press, in which Dean accused the US of abandoning the cou... Read More...
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Book Review: Hump Pilot

Starting in 1942, Ned Thomas, then a young US Army second lieutenant, and his peers winged skyward from their base in northeast India to hoist multiple tons of war material over the Himalayas to land in and pro... Read More...
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Book Review: In Manchuria

The head of the chicken that is the map of China is more or less in the place that we would call Manchuria. Dongbei (the Northeast) as it’s more commonly known now is bitterly cold in winter, desolate, and pock... Read More...