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Nepal's Unending Political Instability
South Asia
Nepal's Unending Political Instability
Nepal’s power tussle is overshadowing pressing national issues.
Nepal's Unending Political Instability
A Brief History of the Coup d'État in the Asia-Pacific
July 18, 2016
A Brief History of the Coup d'État in the Asia-Pacific
Across Asia in the 20th and 21st centuries, the coup d'etat has been a well-documented phenomenon.
A Brief History of the Coup d'État in the Asia-Pacific
Iran: One Year After the Nuclear Deal
July 11, 2016
Iran: One Year After the Nuclear Deal
A year after the nuclear deal, a climate of insecurity in the Islamic Republic remains and Iran stays unpredictable.
Iran: One Year After the Nuclear Deal
Pakistan's Black Day
South Asia
Pakistan's Black Day
How the military engineered its July 5, 1977 coup, leading to 11 years of martial law.
Pakistan's Black Day
Australia’s Election Cliffhanger
Oceania
Australia’s Election Cliffhanger
The final outcome is uncertain, but either way the result looks likely to be disappointing for PM Malcolm Turnbull.
Australia’s Election Cliffhanger
Mongolia Votes
July 01, 2016
Mongolia Votes
The Diplomat's Peter Bittner provides a first-hand look at election day in Mongolia's capital, Ulaanbaatar.
Mongolia Votes
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?
Much Ado About Malcolm
Oceania
Much Ado About Malcolm
Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is far from the transformational figure he hoped to be.
Much Ado About Malcolm
Kazakhstan’s Land Reforms
Central Asia
Kazakhstan’s Land Reforms
A major debate on the contentious issue of land reforms is underway in Kazakhstan.
Kazakhstan’s Land Reforms
Behind Indonesia’s Red Scare
Southeast Asia
Behind Indonesia’s Red Scare
Why is the Indonesian military again warning of an imminent communist revolution?
Behind Indonesia’s Red Scare
Tajikistan: The Iron Fist Closes
Central Asia
Tajikistan: The Iron Fist Closes
Even as he consolidates power, Emomali Rahmon's paranoia knows no limits.
Tajikistan: The Iron Fist Closes
The Quest to Revise Japan's Constitution
East Asia
The Quest to Revise Japan's Constitution
The Japan Conference is shaping public opinion using grassroots methods, in tandem with PM Shinzo Abe’s strategy.
The Quest to Revise Japan's Constitution
North Korea: What Now?
East Asia
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?
Taiwan's 'New Era' and the Legislative Yuan
East Asia
Taiwan's 'New Era' and the Legislative Yuan
For the first time, the DPP must transition from an opposition to a governing party in the legislature.
Taiwan's 'New Era' and the Legislative Yuan
Pakistan: Nawaz Sharif in the Eye of the Storm
South Asia
Pakistan: Nawaz Sharif in the Eye of the Storm
The prime minister faces a particularly testing series of crises.
Pakistan: Nawaz Sharif in the Eye of the Storm
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