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Rohingya Refugees in Bangladesh Pressured to Join Myanmar’s Civil War

Rohingya Refugees in Bangladesh Pressured to Join Myanmar’s Civil War

By Dayna Santana Pérez
Rohingya youth in refugee camps in Bangladesh face intimidation and forced recruitment by gangs, coercing them to join the very army that uprooted them.

In Southeast Asia, the Authorities Are the Biggest Gun Dealers in Town

In Southeast Asia, the Authorities Are the Biggest Gun Dealers in Town

By Lindsey Kennedy and Nathan Paul Southern
The region is home to a thriving and massively profitable black market trade in small arms, many of them sourced from official military stockpiles.
Uzbekistan: From Shared Taxis to Ridesharing

Uzbekistan: From Shared Taxis to Ridesharing

By Haley Zehrung
Uzbeks and foreigners alike can benefit from the modernization of transport options across Uzbekistan, encompassed by the growth of ride-hailing apps. But some areas are being left behind.

Five Decades On, Cambodia Is Taking Ownership of Its Troubled Past

Five Decades On, Cambodia Is Taking Ownership of Its Troubled Past

By Peter Maguire
In the mid-1970s, Pol Pot's black-clad armies turned the country into a byword for man-made horror. Now it is moving on – in its own fashion.

Myanmar’s Conflict Reaches the Doorstep of Bangladesh’s Saint Martin’s Island

Myanmar’s Conflict Reaches the Doorstep of Bangladesh’s Saint Martin’s Island

By Saqlain Rizve
Boat transportation to the island has been suspended following gunfire from Myanmar, once again dragging Dhaka into its neighbor's civil war.

What’s Driving Taiwan’s Mass Protests?
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What’s Driving Taiwan’s Mass Protests?

China, Taiwan, and the Future of Guatemala

China, Taiwan, and the Future of Guatemala

By R. Evan Ellis
The rapid expansion of Beijing’s political and economic influence in countries switching relations from Taiwan to China suggest that a “flip” by Guatemala could be particularly impactful.

What Will Modi 3.0 Mean for China-India Relations?

What Will Modi 3.0 Mean for China-India Relations?

By Scott N. Romaniuk and Khandakar Tahmid Rezwan
From Tawang to Taiwan, assessing the geopolitical rivalry and geostrategic competition.
Re-Thinking New Zealand’s Independent Foreign Policy

Re-Thinking New Zealand’s Independent Foreign Policy

By Guy C. Charlton and Xiang Gao
To evaluate whether Wellington’s shift toward tighter defense cooperation is truly abandoning a long-held tradition, first we must ask what an “independent foreign policy” really means.

Asia on Edge: What MAGA Think Tanks Reveal About a Trump 2.0 Presidency

Asia on Edge: What MAGA Think Tanks Reveal About a Trump 2.0 Presidency

By Aneek Das and Felix Heiduk
It seems unlikely Trump 2.0 would upend security structures in the region. In trade and commerce, however, Trump's potential return has Asian officials and observers hugely worried. 

The Burning of Buthidaung: Allegations, Denials, and Silence in Myanmar’s Rakhine State

The Burning of Buthidaung: Allegations, Denials, and Silence in Myanmar’s Rakhine State

By Naw Theresa
Reports of arson attacks and the mass displacement of Rohingya civilians in western Myanmar are being used as rhetorical weapons in the country's civil war.

China’s 6th Generation and Upcoming Combat Aircraft: 2024 Update

China’s 6th Generation and Upcoming Combat Aircraft: 2024 Update

By Rick Joe
A look at where the PLA’s cutting-edge aircraft programs – from the J-XD to J-20 upgrades and the mysterious H-20 stealth bomber – stand. 
Can Taiwan’s Divided Legislature Come Together on Defense?

Can Taiwan’s Divided Legislature Come Together on Defense?

By Corey Lee Bell and Elena Collinson
With a divided government, what are the prospect for President Lai's defense agenda?

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