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The Philippines’ Coronavirus Lockdown Is Becoming a Crackdown
April 03, 2020

The Philippines’ Coronavirus Lockdown Is Becoming a Crackdown

By Nick Aspinwall
Curfew violators, poor and displaced residents, activists, and alleged “fake news” disseminators are facing arrest and persecution as they accuse authorities of failing to provide relief.

Countering China’s Laser Offensive
April 02, 2020

Countering China’s Laser Offensive

By Patrick M. Cronin and Ryan D. Neuhard
China’s military and paramilitary forces have been employing lasers with increasing frequency since at least 2018.
COVID-19 and India’s Nowhere People
April 01, 2020

COVID-19 and India’s Nowhere People

By Neeta Lal
The lockdown, and loss of jobs, lays bare the plight of India’s millions of internal migrants.

Is Taiwan Really Buying the ‘Wrong’ Weapons?
March 31, 2020

Is Taiwan Really Buying the ‘Wrong’ Weapons?

By Corey Lee Bell
Taiwan’s defense procurement strategy makes a lot more sense when viewed through the lens of the U.S. factor.

Did Pakistan Win the Afghanistan War?
March 31, 2020

Did Pakistan Win the Afghanistan War?

By Kunwar Khuldune Shahid
Pakistan is jubilant over the U.S.-Taliban peace deal, but celebration may be premature.

Coronavirus and Rohingya Refugee Camps
March 30, 2020

Coronavirus and Rohingya Refugee Camps

By Ana Salvá
The first confirmed case in Cox’s Bazar, on March 24, is a serious concern for aid workers.

China, Russia, and Arctic Geopolitics
March 29, 2020

China, Russia, and Arctic Geopolitics

By Ling Guo and Steven Lloyd Wilson
China’s burgeoning role in the Arctic could translate into direct competition with Russia.
How Afghanistan Failed to Contain COVID-19 
March 27, 2020

How Afghanistan Failed to Contain COVID-19 

By Ezzatullah Mehrdad
A combination of political rifts, lack of testing, extremely social lifestyles, and a war-torn health care system have Afghanistan on the brink of disaster.

Jacinda Ardern’s Re-Election Woes
March 26, 2020

Jacinda Ardern’s Re-Election Woes

By Joshua Mcdonald
Will New Zealanders stay with Ardern or succumb to the global rise of populism and nationalism?

Delhi’s Displaced Muslims
March 25, 2020

Delhi’s Displaced Muslims

By Yashraj Sharma
For many Muslims displaced by February’s violence in the Indian capital, solace and stability are remote.

‘Divine Retribution’: The Islamic State’s COVID-19 Propaganda
March 24, 2020

‘Divine Retribution’: The Islamic State’s COVID-19 Propaganda

By Nur Aziemah Azman
The Islamic State’s narrative on the coronavirus pandemic reinforces anti-China and anti-Shiite sentiments.
COVID-19: Countering the Economic Contagion
March 24, 2020

COVID-19: Countering the Economic Contagion

By Manuel M. Dayrit and Ronald U. Mendoza
Preventive steps to prevent infection may produce an economic crisis that risks exacerbating poverty, hunger, and health issues.

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