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Kumtor: Kyrgyz Court Cancels $3.2 Billion Fine on Departing Canadian Mining Firm Centerra
Crossroads Asia

Kumtor: Kyrgyz Court Cancels $3.2 Billion Fine on Departing Canadian Mining Firm Centerra

By Catherine Putz
The contentious saga of Kumtor Gold Mine is one step closer to completion.

How the EU Can Still Succeed in the Indo-Pacific Despite the War in Ukraine
Flashpoints

How the EU Can Still Succeed in the Indo-Pacific Despite the War in Ukraine

By Frederick Kliem
The war in Ukraine will inevitably put the brakes on European capacities elsewhere. Nonetheless, the imperative to engage in the Indo-Pacific has not faded.
Despite High Ambition, China’s Media Influence Operation Is Far From Successful
China Power

Despite High Ambition, China’s Media Influence Operation Is Far From Successful

By Zhuoran Li and Gavin Xu
A case study of CGTN reveals how bureaucracy and a flawed incentive structure is holding the state media outlet back from true influence power.

Russia’s Outsized Role in India’s Nuclear Power Program
The Pulse

Russia’s Outsized Role in India’s Nuclear Power Program

By Shayak Sengupta and Rama T. Ponangi
The United States normalized India’s civil nuclear program, but Russia still exerts more influence in the sector.

China’s Foreign Minister Visits Kiribati, Where Fishing Ground Is at Stake
Oceania

China’s Foreign Minister Visits Kiribati, Where Fishing Ground Is at Stake

By Nick Perry
Kiribati made a rare exception to its pandemic border closure for Wang Yi and a Chinese delegation to visit.

The Russia-Ukraine Conflict: Implications for Kazakhstan’s Energy Sector
Crossroads Asia

The Russia-Ukraine Conflict: Implications for Kazakhstan’s Energy Sector

By Sophia Nina Burna-Asefi
If Kazakhstan’s multi-vector foreign -- and energy -- policies are to be successful, Tokayev will need to shrewdly balance the country’s partners.  

Is Japan Beginning to Overtake China on Infrastructure Financing in Kenya?
Tokyo Report

Is Japan Beginning to Overtake China on Infrastructure Financing in Kenya?

By Patrick Anam
A closer look at the trends and differences in Japanese vs. Chinese lending to Kenya.
North Korea’s COVID Numbers Don’t Add Up
The Koreas

North Korea’s COVID Numbers Don’t Add Up

By Justin Fendos
Given Omicron statistics from elsewhere, North Korea is either massively over-reporting cases or massively under-reporting deaths.

Imran Khan Pauses Long March to Islamabad
The Pulse

Imran Khan Pauses Long March to Islamabad

By Umair Jamal
The former Pakistani prime minister has given the Shehbaz Sharif government six days to call elections.

Myanmar Central Bank Orders Government Agencies to Stop Using Foreign Currencies
ASEAN Beat

Myanmar Central Bank Orders Government Agencies to Stop Using Foreign Currencies

By Sebastian Strangio
The move is designed to strengthen further the junta's control of foreign currency flows, amid Myanmar's full-spectrum economic crisis.

In the Philippines, Civil Society Grows Amid Democratic Backsliding
ASEAN Beat

In the Philippines, Civil Society Grows Amid Democratic Backsliding

By Ronald Castillo
The vibrant and volunteer election campaign of Vice President Leni Robredo offered some glimmers of hope for the country's democracy.
Philippines’ Marcos Pledges to Uphold Landmark South China Sea Ruling
ASEAN Beat

Philippines’ Marcos Pledges to Uphold Landmark South China Sea Ruling

By Sebastian Strangio
The promise came following campaign trail comments advocating a bilateral deal with Beijing over outstanding maritime and territorial disputes.

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