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Pride and Politics on Display in Kyrgyzstan
September 30, 2016
Pride and Politics on Display in Kyrgyzstan
The World Nomad Games were great fun, but also securitized, commercialized, politicized, and nationalized.
Pride and Politics on Display in Kyrgyzstan
Pollution Like Snow: A Mongolian Winter
August 31, 2016
Pollution Like Snow: A Mongolian Winter
Mongolia’s true wintertime foe isn’t the cold or the snow. It’s the horrendous air pollution in Ulaanbaatar.
Pollution Like Snow: A Mongolian Winter
Najib Razak and the Neverending 1MDB Scandal
August 31, 2016
Najib Razak and the Neverending 1MDB Scandal
“You can bend the rules of political physics in Malaysia, not forever but for awhile.”
Najib Razak and the Neverending 1MDB Scandal
The Secrets of China’s Strategic Support Force
August 31, 2016
The Secrets of China’s Strategic Support Force
With the creation of the SSF, China’s reorganized military hopes to foster integrated joint operations capabilities.
The Secrets of China’s Strategic Support Force
3 Years on, Where Does China’s Silk Road Stand?
August 31, 2016
3 Years on, Where Does China’s Silk Road Stand?
A look at the successes and complications of Xi’s signature project.
3 Years on, Where Does China’s Silk Road Stand?
Cambodia’s Facebooker-in-Chief
August 03, 2016
Cambodia’s Facebooker-in-Chief
How Hun Sen and his Cambodian People’s Party came to adopt social media.
Cambodia’s Facebooker-in-Chief
The Asian Panama Papers
August 03, 2016
The Asian Panama Papers
Reporters in Asia overcame government restrictions, fear of lawsuits, and self-censorship to revive investigative journalism.
The Asian Panama Papers
Trustpolitik on the Korean Peninsula: Dead or Dormant?
August 03, 2016
Trustpolitik on the Korean Peninsula: Dead or Dormant?
Park Geun-hye’s ambitious approach to North Korea was problematic from the start.
Trustpolitik on the Korean Peninsula: Dead or Dormant?
After the Ruling: Lawfare in the South China Sea
August 03, 2016
After the Ruling: Lawfare in the South China Sea
The historic ruling sets the stage for future diplomatic, political, and military contestations.
After the Ruling: Lawfare in the South China Sea
Duterte and the Global Rise of Strongmen
June 30, 2016
Duterte and the Global Rise of Strongmen
Duterte is far from the only populist politician to rise to power in recent years.
Duterte and the Global Rise of Strongmen
Australia’s Election: Turnbull’s Time?
June 30, 2016
Australia’s Election: Turnbull’s Time?
After years of political instability, Australians go to the polls again on July 2.
Australia’s Election: Turnbull’s Time?
Opportunities Slipping Away in Afghanistan
June 30, 2016
Opportunities Slipping Away in Afghanistan
Both the Afghan government and the international coalition bear responsibility for the country’s lack of progress.
Opportunities Slipping Away in Afghanistan
Marshall Islands: Facing a Sea of Changes
June 30, 2016
Marshall Islands: Facing a Sea of Changes
El Niño brought drought and warmer waters to a Micronesian nation already facing a slew of environmental threats.
Marshall Islands: Facing a Sea of Changes
North Korea: What Now?
May 31, 2016
North Korea: What Now?
Nothing new came out of Pyongyang’s rare Party Congress. Can Kim Jong-un have his yellowcake and eat it too?
North Korea: What Now?
Iranian Energy and Japanese Technology
May 31, 2016
Iranian Energy and Japanese Technology
The Panama Papers shed light on Iran’s plans for self-sufficiency and Japan’s role in tech development.
Iranian Energy and Japanese Technology
Australia’s Careful Dance in the South China Sea
May 31, 2016
Australia’s Careful Dance in the South China Sea
Is Canberra ‘toeing the line’ with the United States on East Asia’s maritime disputes?
Australia’s Careful Dance in the South China Sea
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