While Beijing's current debt level is not unsustainable, it is difficult to argue that in recent years the level of debt has not risen at an unsustainable pace.
It is important to take a sober look at the time bombs U.S. policy may be planting in Afghanistan, and to engage in rigorous planning to mitigate the potential damage.
Europe can pursue a more interests-based and assertive engagement with both China and India that finds the right mix of realism and self-confidence to make the most of its comparative advantages.
As the global power balance continues to shift, India and the European Union seek to define their roles and strengthen their strategic partnership.
Irrespective of how Afghanistan's coming security transition pans out, one country may be on a surprising course to a major strategic defeat: Pakistan.
China and Russia have formed an alliance ranging from continued opposition to intervention in Syria, to their seeming mutually reinforcing global governance agenda.
As Burma moves away from domestic authoritarianism and international isolation, Aung San Suu Kyi will have to represent the people's aspirations as an opposition leader in parliament and support Burma's interests abroad.
The Nuclear Suppliers Group should take time to consider the implications of India's possible membership before deciding.
European leaders feel uneasy with the United States' frequent use of unmanned drones to target what it says are terrorism suspects, but many officials are reluctant to speak out about their doubts.
Southeast Asia should guard against a potentially dangerous spillover from the Eurozone crisis by trimming sovereign debt and reigning in spending.