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Fair Observer: Best of Asia


December 21, 2012 22:12 EDT

Fair Observer's five best Asia articles of 2012.

1: Will we see BRIICS now? — Atul Singh

While Indonesia's economy is on the verge of becoming the leading one in Southeast Asia, there's still work left to do for the country's leaders.

2: Obama's China Policy: Not Perfect, Not a Failure (B+) — Jeffrey Chen

US-China relations are complicated and expansive, characterized by unprecedented interdependence and potential for both deepening cooperation and intensifying competition.

3: “So, What is Afghanistan Like?”: Part 1 — Nanette Pawelek

From the day-to-day to the social and economic, Nanette K. Pawelek delivers an on the ground view of life on US and NATO operated bases in Afghanistan. This is the first of two parts.

4: Tottering Government, Splintered Opposition — Srinivas Sinha

General Sinha argues that India faces a sorry choice between a corrupt dysfunctional government and a divided incoherent opposition.

5: Elections in South Korea: How to Engage Pyongyang?— Inwook Kim

The two presidential candidates, Park Geun-hye and Moon Jae-in, share certain policy visions concerning North Korea, but ultimately take a very different stand on this issue.


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