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The Young Activists Fighting Southeast Asia’s Climate Crisis
ASEAN Beat

The Young Activists Fighting Southeast Asia’s Climate Crisis

By Preeti Jha
From Yangon to Manila, young people are demanding their governments take immediate action on global warming.
Japan Mulls Mass Pardon of Petty Crimes to Mark New Emperor’s Enthronement
Tokyo Report

Japan Mulls Mass Pardon of Petty Crimes to Mark New Emperor’s Enthronement

By Thisanka Siripala
The tradition of pardoning crimes in light of major imperial events brings into question the need for amnesty in the criminal justice system.

Central Asia’s Russian Migration Puzzle
Crossroads Asia

Central Asia’s Russian Migration Puzzle

By Khamza Sharifzoda
An interview with Caress Schenk.

What the Trump Impeachment Inquiry Means for Negotiations with North Korea
Trans-Pacific View

What the Trump Impeachment Inquiry Means for Negotiations with North Korea

By Troy Stangarone
Other presidents have conducted foreign policy as usual while under the cloud of impeachment, but will it be the same with Trump?

Confronting Southeast Asia’s Big Education Challenge
ASEAN Beat

Confronting Southeast Asia’s Big Education Challenge

By David Hutt
Regional countries have yet to confront serious remaining problems in their education systems.
Singapore’s New Yale-NUS Controversy: Was Academic Freedom Violated?
The Debate

Singapore’s New Yale-NUS Controversy: Was Academic Freedom Violated?

By Alicja Polakiewicz
Did the cancellation of an event on dissent challenge the college’s commitment to academic freedom?

Following North Korean SLBM Test, Japan Conducts Missile Interceptor Drill in Tokyo
Flashpoints

Following North Korean SLBM Test, Japan Conducts Missile Interceptor Drill in Tokyo

By Ankit Panda
The test was the first of its kind in six years.
Taiwan’s Human Rights Miracle Does Not Extend to Its Southeast Asian Foreign Workers
China Power

Taiwan’s Human Rights Miracle Does Not Extend to Its Southeast Asian Foreign Workers

By Nick Aspinwall
Recent incidents affecting Southeast Asian foreign workers muddy Taiwan’s claims as a regional guarantor of human rights. 

How Public Discourse Keeps the ‘Domestic’ and the ‘Foreign’ Separate in Japan
Tokyo Report

How Public Discourse Keeps the ‘Domestic’ and the ‘Foreign’ Separate in Japan

By Xiaochen Su
Caricatured images pervade Japanese portrayals and understanding of foreigners.

Taliban: From Pariah to Diplomatic Reception
The Pulse

Taliban: From Pariah to Diplomatic Reception

By Daud Khattak
From Moscow to Beijing, Tehran to Islamabad, Taliban delegations have found welcome in diplomatic halls.

Afghanistan-Sri Lanka: Natural Partners in Democracy and Development
The Debate

Afghanistan-Sri Lanka: Natural Partners in Democracy and Development

By M. Ashraf Haidari
Despite occasional challenges, Sri Lanka’s democracy is vibrant and resilient, inspiring younger democracies such as Afghanistan. 
The Trouble with the New Anti-Subversion Act Push for the Philippines
ASEAN Beat

The Trouble with the New Anti-Subversion Act Push for the Philippines

By Luke Lischin
The push for a new move bears noting within the Duterte administration's broader approach to managing security issues.

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