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Pakistan's Black Day
July 08, 2016
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
July 03, 2016
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
June 28, 2016
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
June 15, 2016
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
June 14, 2016
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
June 08, 2016
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
June 02, 2016
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?
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?
Taiwan's 'New Era' and the Legislative Yuan
May 28, 2016
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
May 23, 2016
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
May 18, 2016
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
May 17, 2016
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
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