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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
Who Will Be Iran’s Next Parliament Speaker?
May 23, 2016
Who Will Be Iran’s Next Parliament Speaker?
Mohammad Reza Aref and Ali Larijani are in the running for Iran's parliamentary speakership.
Who Will Be Iran’s Next Parliament Speaker?
Tsai Ing-wen’s Limited Options on Cross-Strait Relations
East Asia
Tsai Ing-wen’s Limited Options on Cross-Strait Relations
Domestic, economic, and geopolitical realities will hamper Tsai's ability to craft cross-strait policy.
Tsai Ing-wen’s Limited Options on Cross-Strait Relations
Aung San Suu Kyi and the Cult of Personality
Southeast Asia
Aung San Suu Kyi and the Cult of Personality
The saintly status surrounding Suu Kyi has led to tunnel vision in the NLD and the international community.
Aung San Suu Kyi and the Cult of Personality
The Philippines Under President Duterte
Southeast Asia
The Philippines Under President Duterte
Duterte rode a wave of anti-establishment sentiment to victory. But how he will actually govern?
The Philippines Under President Duterte
The Khmer Rouge’s Last Stronghold in Cambodia
Southeast Asia
The Khmer Rouge’s Last Stronghold in Cambodia
A closer look at the remnants of Cambodia's brutal regime.
The Khmer Rouge’s Last Stronghold in Cambodia
President Trump: The View From China
East Asia
President Trump: The View From China
Trump's overall policies are a mixed bag for China, but his stance on U.S. leadership opens doors for Beijing.
President Trump: The View From China
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