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Court Clears Way for Samoa to Get Its First Woman Leader
Oceania

Court Clears Way for Samoa to Get Its First Woman Leader

By Nick Perry
Two decisions by the Supreme Court have paved the way for Fiame Naomi Mata’afa to become prime minister.

Report Says Myanmar Internet a ‘Virtual Battlefield’
ASEAN Beat

Report Says Myanmar Internet a ‘Virtual Battlefield’

By Elaine Kurtenbach
The Myanmar military is developing an "intranet" for inside the country that allows mobile access only to approved, or "whitelisted" applications.
Chinese Academics Are Still Bullish on China-UK Relations
China Power

Chinese Academics Are Still Bullish on China-UK Relations

By Thomas des Garets Geddes
Chinese scholars and think tanks are holding to cautious optimism, despite the recent souring in relations.

Is Mongolia Heading Toward One-Party Rule?
The Debate

Is Mongolia Heading Toward One-Party Rule?

By Enkhbaigali Byambasuren
A constitutional and legislative crisis resulted in a hunger strike ahead of the June presidential election.

EU-Kazakhstan Aim to Cooperate on Green Projects
Crossroads Asia

EU-Kazakhstan Aim to Cooperate on Green Projects

By Wilder Alejandro Sanchez
The Kazakh government is looking to diversify its economy and develop new industries while also promoting environmental protection.

Taiwan Ordered to Address Forced Labor on Its Fishing Vessels
China Power

Taiwan Ordered to Address Forced Labor on Its Fishing Vessels

By Nick Aspinwall
Taiwan’s government has long resisted calls to address systemic labor abuse on its fishing boats, but it is now facing pressure from within.

With Coordinated Announcement, Western Nations Ramp up Myanmar Sanctions
ASEAN Beat

With Coordinated Announcement, Western Nations Ramp up Myanmar Sanctions

By Sebastian Strangio
Secretary of State Antony Blinken said that the U.S. will “continue to promote accountability for those responsible for the coup."
Why Singapore Press Holdings is Restructuring
Pacific Money

Why Singapore Press Holdings is Restructuring

By James Guild
The government is seeking to insulate Singapore's media further from the pressures of the free market.

Do China and Vietnam Have Similar Alliance Policies?
China Power

Do China and Vietnam Have Similar Alliance Policies?

By Khang Vu
Despite obvious areas of friction between China and Vietnam, their alliance policies are more similar than is often acknowledged.

Muslim-Majority Southeast Asian Nations Condemn Israeli Assaults on Gaza
ASEAN Beat

Muslim-Majority Southeast Asian Nations Condemn Israeli Assaults on Gaza

By Sebastian Strangio
Malaysia, Indonesia, and Brunei condemned Israel's “inhumane, colonial, and apartheid” policy in the Occupied Territory.

Sri Lanka Teaches the World How Not to Respond to COVID-19
The Pulse

Sri Lanka Teaches the World How Not to Respond to COVID-19

By Kalani Kumarasinghe
Bungled communications and ethnic profiling have become hallmarks of Sri Lanka's pandemic response.
Kazakhstan Bans Sale of Agricultural Lands to Foreigners
Crossroads Asia

Kazakhstan Bans Sale of Agricultural Lands to Foreigners

By Catherine Putz
The land code protests of 2016 were a rare occurrence and yielded a rare outcome: a shift in state policy.

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