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Philippine Jeepneys Won’t Go Down Without a Fight
December 04, 2020

Philippine Jeepneys Won’t Go Down Without a Fight

By Michael Beltran
Drivers have pushed back against a forced modernization scheme which the government says is needed to bring the iconic vehicles up to modern standards. 

A Hitch in the Belt and Road in Myanmar
December 03, 2020

A Hitch in the Belt and Road in Myanmar

By Gene Ryack
A long-running war and COVID-19 muddle development in Kyaukphyu, Myanmar.
Beyond Ideologies: The Many Tehreeks of Pakistan
December 01, 2020

Beyond Ideologies: The Many Tehreeks of Pakistan

By Niha Dagia
By offering condolences for Khadim Hussain Rizvi’s death, is the TTP planning to expand its influence into the political realm?

A Cow Cabinet in Madhya Pradesh?
November 30, 2020

A Cow Cabinet in Madhya Pradesh?

By Neeta Lal
Amid a pandemic and educational crisis, why is one of India's least developed states focusing political energy on cow welfare?

Thailand Protesters Gather as Government Weaponizes Lese Majeste 
November 27, 2020

Thailand Protesters Gather as Government Weaponizes Lese Majeste 

By Tyler Roney
Protest groups change venue to keep the peace as authorities resurrect the notorious Article 112.

Artificial Intelligence for the Indo-Pacific: A Blueprint for 2030
November 27, 2020

Artificial Intelligence for the Indo-Pacific: A Blueprint for 2030

By Abhijnan Rej
Three AI-related technologies that could further the free, open, resilient, and inclusive character of the Indo-Pacific.

Can COVID-19’s Impact on Democracy in Southeast Asia be Reversed?
November 25, 2020

Can COVID-19’s Impact on Democracy in Southeast Asia be Reversed?

By Joshua Kurlantzick
As authoritarian leaders in many Southeast Asian countries use the pandemic to consolidate their hold, what needs to be done to buck the trend?
Australia and China: It’s Complicated
November 24, 2020

Australia and China: It’s Complicated

By Katie Howe
Even amid the current tensions, the state of the relationship is more complex than headlines would suggest.

Where Is Uyghur Folklore Expert Rahile Dawut?
November 23, 2020

Where Is Uyghur Folklore Expert Rahile Dawut?

By Ruth Ingram
Uyghur scholar Rahile Dawut, missing since 2017, was awarded the 2020 Scholars at Risk “Courage to Think” award.

After Criticisms, the Solomon Islands Proposes Facebook Ban
November 20, 2020

After Criticisms, the Solomon Islands Proposes Facebook Ban

By Edward Cavanough
The proposal follows a wave of online criticism of the Sogavare government, from its COVID-19 stimulus rollout to its relationship with China.

Uzbekistan: The Long Struggle for Freedom of Expression
November 19, 2020

Uzbekistan: The Long Struggle for Freedom of Expression

By Agnieszka Pikulicka-Wilczewska
Freedom of expression remains partial and fragile in Uzbekistan, but a limited recent opening may be impossible to reverse.
How the Descendants of a 1950s Bomber Transformed China’s Strike Reach
November 18, 2020

How the Descendants of a 1950s Bomber Transformed China’s Strike Reach

By Rick Joe
An overview of the H-6K family and its role in the PLA’s toolbox of strike options.

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