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June 2018

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Japan, Indonesia Strengthen Maritime Ties Amid 60th Anniversary
June 29, 2018

Japan, Indonesia Strengthen Maritime Ties Amid 60th Anniversary

By Daniel Hurst
The “free and open Indo-Pacific” was on display during Foreign Minister Taro Kono's first trip to Indonesia.
Indonesia’s Regional Elections: A Look at West Java and North Sumatra
June 29, 2018

Indonesia’s Regional Elections: A Look at West Java and North Sumatra

By Erin Cook
An early assessment of what recent outcomes might mean.

China’s Nuclear Energy Gambit
June 29, 2018

China’s Nuclear Energy Gambit

By Anthony Kleven
Nuclear power has emerged as an option for Beijing as it continues its struggle to transition to a cleaner, low-carbon future.

Never Again? Europe’s False Human Rights Promise
June 29, 2018

Never Again? Europe’s False Human Rights Promise

By Mirwais Wakil
Forcing Afghanistan to take back people seeking asylum in EU territory is little short of complicity toward the slaughter of innocents.

In Sri Lanka, a Dying Livelihood, a Tourist Attraction
June 29, 2018

In Sri Lanka, a Dying Livelihood, a Tourist Attraction

By Ahmer Khan
Stilt fishing has declined, but tourism keeps Sri Lankan men on the poles.
What Can Pakistan Do to Attract More Investment?
June 29, 2018

What Can Pakistan Do to Attract More Investment?

By Muhammad Mohsin Raza
Pakistan’s next government must keep domestic investors spending in Pakistan and bring in investment from abroad.

Japan Has an Iran Decision to Make
June 29, 2018

Japan Has an Iran Decision to Make

By Mina Pollmann
Japan will have to choose how to respond to U.S. demands to cut off Iranian oil imports.
Why Duterte’s ‘Stupid’ God Remark Wasn’t a Smart Idea in the Philippines
June 29, 2018

Why Duterte’s ‘Stupid’ God Remark Wasn’t a Smart Idea in the Philippines

By Luke Hunt
A recent controversy shows that the president continues to needlessly alienate segments of the Philippine people.

Mattis' Visit to China: Agree to Disagree?
June 29, 2018

Mattis' Visit to China: Agree to Disagree?

By Shannon Tiezzi
The U.S. secretary of defense brings a dose of “reality” to the U.S.-China military relationship.

What's Next for Vietnam-Brunei Navy Ties?
June 29, 2018

What's Next for Vietnam-Brunei Navy Ties?

By Prashanth Parameswaran
A recent bilateral interaction put the growing maritime relations between the two countries in the spotlight.

Singapore-UK Defense Relations in Focus With New Pact
June 28, 2018

Singapore-UK Defense Relations in Focus With New Pact

By Prashanth Parameswaran
A recent step is testament to ongoing efforts by both sides to further develop ties in this domain.
Prospects for Nuclear Power in ASEAN
June 28, 2018

Prospects for Nuclear Power in ASEAN

By Nur Azha Putra and Philip Andrews-Speed
A new report predicts Southeast Asia could see its first nuclear power plant by 2030.

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