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How Bangladesh Learned to Love the Belt and Road
July 22, 2019
How Bangladesh Learned to Love the Belt and Road
Dhaka has largely avoided the major pitfalls of China’s initiative while embracing the gains.
How Bangladesh Learned to Love the Belt and Road
'In July 1999, the CCP Created Exactly What It Had Feared'
July 19, 2019
'In July 1999, the CCP Created Exactly What It Had Feared'
Recollections of the launch of Beijing’s assault on Falun Gong and its impact 20 years later.
'In July 1999, the CCP Created Exactly What It Had Feared'
The IMF Takeover of Pakistan
July 18, 2019
The IMF Takeover of Pakistan
Many Pakistanis see the terms of the $6 billion bailout package as a hostile takeover of their economy and government.
The IMF Takeover of Pakistan
The Future of China's Amphibious Assault Fleet
July 17, 2019
The Future of China's Amphibious Assault Fleet
What we know about the 075 Landing Helicopter Dock and other expected additions to the PLAN amphibious assault fleet.
The Future of China's Amphibious Assault Fleet
China's Tech Sector Is in Trouble
July 17, 2019
China's Tech Sector Is in Trouble
Chinese tech workers are stuck in the cold as relations with the US freeze.
China's Tech Sector Is in Trouble
How WeChat Conquered Tibet
July 16, 2019
How WeChat Conquered Tibet
Tibetans know the surveillance risks, but many choose to give up privacy for convenience.
How WeChat Conquered Tibet
India’s War on Urdu
July 15, 2019
India’s War on Urdu
Urdu is a long-time part of Indian culture, not an alien presence to be purged.
India’s War on Urdu
Thailand's Quiet Crisis: 'The Southern Problem'
July 12, 2019
Thailand's Quiet Crisis: 'The Southern Problem'
While Prayut focuses on solidifying control over Bangkok, the insurgency in the south has gained strength.
Thailand's Quiet Crisis: 'The Southern Problem'
Urumqi 2009 and the Road to Xinjiang Re-education Centers
July 11, 2019
Urumqi 2009 and the Road to Xinjiang Re-education Centers
The riots of July 2009 caused a major rethink of China's “colonial project” in Xinjiang.
Urumqi 2009 and the Road to Xinjiang Re-education Centers
Understanding the US-China Trade Disconnect
July 10, 2019
Understanding the US-China Trade Disconnect
Without evidence that its basic economic system will fail, talks will not force China to change its development path.
Understanding the US-China Trade Disconnect
Saving Asia’s Democracies
July 10, 2019
Saving Asia’s Democracies
A Cold War-style, grand ideological campaign against authoritarianism is unlikely to halt democracy’s global regression.
Saving Asia’s Democracies
The Stalemate Driving Vietnam's Illegal Wildlife Trade
July 09, 2019
The Stalemate Driving Vietnam's Illegal Wildlife Trade
Vietnam had a plan for ending bear bile farming. What went wrong?
The Stalemate Driving Vietnam's Illegal Wildlife Trade
Afghanistan’s Bloody Peace Process
July 08, 2019
Afghanistan’s Bloody Peace Process
Even as officials continue to talk peace, violence has surged in Afghanistan.
Afghanistan’s Bloody Peace Process
Can Mongolia Shape the Modern World Once Again?
July 07, 2019
Can Mongolia Shape the Modern World Once Again?
With the U.S. as its partner, Mongolia could make a significant contribution to the region.
Can Mongolia Shape the Modern World Once Again?
Why Are Migrant Workers Joining the Hong Kong Protests?
July 05, 2019
Why Are Migrant Workers Joining the Hong Kong Protests?
Many of Hong Kong's migrant workers have expressed solidarity with the protests. Why?
Why Are Migrant Workers Joining the Hong Kong Protests?
Was Cambodia Ever Really a Democracy?
July 04, 2019
Was Cambodia Ever Really a Democracy?
The coup of July 1997 cemented Hun Sen’s grip over the country, and it’s never wavered since.
Was Cambodia Ever Really a Democracy?
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