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July 2020

Ladakh: The Anatomy of a Surprise
August 01, 2020

Ladakh: The Anatomy of a Surprise

By Abhijnan Rej
Was India caught off guard along the Line of Actual Control? Why?

South Korea’s ‘New Deal’
August 01, 2020

South Korea’s ‘New Deal’

By Dongwoo Kim
Seoul is already looking ahead to the post-COVID world.
Has COVID Re-Militarized Indonesia?
August 01, 2020

Has COVID Re-Militarized Indonesia?

By Natalie Sambhi
The Indonesian military’s COVID-19 role is not a comeback in the making.

Hong Kong: Law Making and Law Breaking
August 01, 2020

Hong Kong: Law Making and Law Breaking

By Jessie Lau and Jeffrey Wasserstrom
From last year’s protests to the national security law, Hong Kong’s turmoil is largely a question of who gets to make the law – and who gets labeled as breaking it.

What Do US-Iran Talks Mean for Afghanistan?
July 31, 2020

What Do US-Iran Talks Mean for Afghanistan?

By Rupert Stone
The U.S. and Iran are talking. That’s good news for Afghanistan.

Women Left Behind: India’s Falling Female Labor Participation
July 31, 2020

Women Left Behind: India’s Falling Female Labor Participation

By Bansari Kamdar
India’s female labor force participation is the lowest in South Asia.

Are Australians Buying Chinese Goods Produced With Forced Labor?
July 31, 2020

Are Australians Buying Chinese Goods Produced With Forced Labor?

By Joshua Mcdonald
After recent reports laid out evidence that Uyghurs were being sent to work in factories around China after detention, Australian governments are reviewing some contracts.
India’s New Education Policy: Streams Merge Into a River 
July 31, 2020

India’s New Education Policy: Streams Merge Into a River 

By Krzysztof Iwanek
The merging of the arts, commerce, and science streams in Indian schools is a good decision.

Taliban Announce Eid Ceasefire After a Bloody Spring
July 31, 2020

Taliban Announce Eid Ceasefire After a Bloody Spring

By Catherine Putz
The next step may very well be intra-Afghan talks, but the Taliban have spent the first half of the year bludgeoning the Afghan security forces.

Peace in Korea Can Happen Without Denuclearization
July 31, 2020

Peace in Korea Can Happen Without Denuclearization

By Daniel R. DePetris
Pyongyang is going to remain a nuclear weapons state for the foreseeable future. U.S. policymakers must learn to live with this reality. 

India’s Long-Awaited Rafales Finally Arrive from France
July 31, 2020

India’s Long-Awaited Rafales Finally Arrive from France

By Robert Farley
After many twists, turns, and delays, the first batch of French Dassault Rafale fighters finally arrived in India.
Lessons for India After the Galwan Valley Clash
July 31, 2020

Lessons for India After the Galwan Valley Clash

By Shruti Pandalai
Chinese patterns of provocation have endured for over five decades. Can India break the cycle?

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