Posts by Joshua Kurlantzick

From Icon to Politician

Mrs Clinton goes to Naypyidaw

Maybe they mean it this time

Reform in Burma

Rapprochement in Burma

Waiting for the Spring

Protests in Malaysia

Bombings in Burma

Bombings in Burma

Showdown in the South China Sea

Lèse Majesté

Why did they let her out?

Aung San Suu Kyi's Release

After the Election

The Catastrophe in Burma

Ominous Trend

China's Foreign Policy

Mr Obama doesn’t go to Jakarta

US-Indonesian Relations

Out of Control

Thailand's Weak Security Forces

The King’s Silence

The Thai Royal Family

No Thai Way Out

The Stand-Off in Bangkok

Washington Keeps Quiet

Thailand's Gory Protests

Ketuanan Melayu

Malaysia's Burning Churches

No Asylum

Asia's Refugees

Burma’s Neighbour


The End of People Power

Repression in the Philippines

Reformasi! Reformasi!

The Trial of Anwar Ibrahim

On Tiptoe

Obama in China

America’s First Pacific President?

Obama in Tokyo

Off the Itinerary

Why Not Indonesia?

Nyan Win Goes to Washington

Read more by Joshua Kurlantzick on the LRB website.

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    Edward Said: The Iraq War
    17 April 2003

    ‘This is the most reckless war in modern times. It is all about imperial arrogance unschooled in worldliness, unfettered either by competence or experience, undeterred by history or human complexity, unrepentant in its violence and the cruelty of its technology.’

    David Runciman:
    The Politics of Good Intentions
    8 May 2003

    ‘One of the things that unites all critics of Blair’s war in Iraq, whether from the Left or the Right, is that they are sick of the sound of Blair trumpeting the purity of his purpose, when what matters is the consequences of his actions.’

    Simon Wren-Lewis: The Austerity Con
    19 February 2015

    ‘How did a policy that makes so little sense to economists come to be seen by so many people as inevitable?’

    Hugh Roberts: The Hijackers
    16 July 2015

    ‘American intelligence saw Islamic State coming and was not only relaxed about the prospect but, it appears, positively interested in it.’

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