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Myanmar Resistance Fighters Assassinate Retired General
ASEAN Beat

Myanmar Resistance Fighters Assassinate Retired General

By Sebastian Strangio
Ohn Thwin, 72, has become the highest-ranking figure to be killed by anti-regime guerrillas since last year's coup.

Dogma Continues to Plague the Indian Left
The Pulse

Dogma Continues to Plague the Indian Left

By Snigdhendu Bhattacharya
A communist party leader, Shailaja, was made to turn down the Magsaysay award on the ground that her success was the outcome of collective effort. But communists do sometimes promote individuals over the collective.
What Philippine President Marcos Said in New York
ASEAN Beat

What Philippine President Marcos Said in New York

By Mong Palatino
The president's six-day working trip offered some glimpses into the priorities of his administration.

Lao Authorities Seize Another Huge Shipment of Methamphetamine
ASEAN Beat

Lao Authorities Seize Another Huge Shipment of Methamphetamine

By Sebastian Strangio
The country's four largest meth seizures on record have come over the past 15 months – striking evidence of the scale of the recent Mekong drug production boom.

Pakistan’s Floods Are a Man-Made Disaster
The Debate

Pakistan’s Floods Are a Man-Made Disaster

By Kiyya Baloch
It's not just climate change – corruption, bad governance, poor planning, and faulty water management are also to blame for the scale of the current disaster.

Hong Kong to End Mandatory Hotel Quarantine for Travelers
China Power

Hong Kong to End Mandatory Hotel Quarantine for Travelers

By Zen Soo
Hong Kong has mostly aligned with China’s “zero-COVID” strategy. Now Chief Executive John Lee says the city must provide “maximum room” for “connectivity with the world.”

India and the Kindleberger Trap: Multipolarity Amid the Taiwan Crisis  
Flashpoints

India and the Kindleberger Trap: Multipolarity Amid the Taiwan Crisis  

By Jagannath Panda
Amid the China-U.S. competition, how can India (and other middle powers) ensure the provision of global public goods?
India and Turkiye Still Searching for a Breakthrough
The Pulse

India and Turkiye Still Searching for a Breakthrough

By Niranjan Marjani
The Modi-Erdogan meeting raised expectations for the improvement of India-Turkiye ties, but those hopes were short-lived.

South Korea, US, Japan Reaffirm Joint Stance on North Korea’s Missile Threats
Flashpoints

South Korea, US, Japan Reaffirm Joint Stance on North Korea’s Missile Threats

By Mitch Shin
The top diplomats from the three countries met in New York on Thursday to coordinate the joint response over North Korea’s nuclear and missile threats.

Strengthening Integrated Air and Missile Defense for the Japan-US Alliance
Asia Defense

Strengthening Integrated Air and Missile Defense for the Japan-US Alliance

By Carl Rehberg, Chris Bassler , and Herbert Kemp
The Japan-U.S. alliance has made steady and incremental progress toward preparing for future crises and contingencies. More needs to be done.

Pakistan Deploys More Doctors to Fight Diseases After Floods
The Pulse

Pakistan Deploys More Doctors to Fight Diseases After Floods

By Munir Ahmed
Waterborne and other diseases in the past two months have killed 334 flood victims.
Inflation, Unrest Challenge Bangladesh’s ‘Miracle Economy’
The Pulse

Inflation, Unrest Challenge Bangladesh’s ‘Miracle Economy’

By Julhas Alam
Although Bangladesh’s situation is nowhere nearly as severe as Sri Lanka's, it faces similar troubles: excessive spending, corruption and cronyism, and a weakening trade balance.

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