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Searching for the Next War: What Happens When Contractors Leave Afghanistan?
August 05, 2021

Searching for the Next War: What Happens When Contractors Leave Afghanistan?

By Noah Coburn and Peter Gill
As U.S. troops withdraw, many contract employees – most of them from poor countries, including Nepal – are leaving Afghanistan and fanning out around the world.

A Tale of 2 Navies: India and China’s Current Carrier and Escort Procurement
August 04, 2021

A Tale of 2 Navies: India and China’s Current Carrier and Escort Procurement

By Rick Joe
By 2030, how many carriers and escort ships will China and India each have on hand?
How China Helps the Cuban Regime Stay Afloat and Shut Down Protests
August 03, 2021

How China Helps the Cuban Regime Stay Afloat and Shut Down Protests

By Leland Lazarus and Evan Ellis
Chinese companies have played a key part in building Cuba’s telecommunications infrastructure, a system the regime uses to control its people, just as the CCP does within its own borders.

The Living Legacy of the Flying Tigers
July 31, 2021

The Living Legacy of the Flying Tigers

By Samuel Hui
The history of the Flying Tigers is not only an inspirational story – it is the key to future Taiwan-U.S. security cooperation.

Are Pakistan-Sri Lanka Ties Emerging From India’s Shadow?
July 30, 2021

Are Pakistan-Sri Lanka Ties Emerging From India’s Shadow?

By Kunwar Khuldune Shahid
From Imran Khan's visit to stronger trade ties, Pakistan's much-touted shift from geopolitics to geoeconomics is on display in Sri Lanka.

COVID-19 Turned Vietnam’s State-Run Union’s Greatest Weakness Into Its Biggest Strength
July 29, 2021

COVID-19 Turned Vietnam’s State-Run Union’s Greatest Weakness Into Its Biggest Strength

By Joe Buckley
The Vietnam General Confederation of Labor may be unable to fight for workers' rights, but it is well-placed to help them amid the COVID-19 crisis.

Remaking the South Korea-US Alliance
July 28, 2021

Remaking the South Korea-US Alliance

By Sukjoon Yoon
The threat from North Korea (and beyond) has changed. The ROK-U.S. alliance must change as well to keep pace.
David and Goliath: Myanmar’s Armed Resistance at the Crossroads
July 27, 2021

David and Goliath: Myanmar’s Armed Resistance at the Crossroads

By Robert Bociaga
“We can’t just wait to get help until we die”: More and more protesters see no hope for a return to democracy outside of taking up arms.

Bangladesh’s Coming COVID-19 Catastrophe  
July 26, 2021

Bangladesh’s Coming COVID-19 Catastrophe  

By Masum Billah
The country withdrew restrictions for a week to celebrate Eid festival. Health experts now fear that the situation may spiral out of control in the weeks ahead.

North Korean Oil Tanker Stops in Chinese Port in the First Recorded Visit Since 2017
July 24, 2021

North Korean Oil Tanker Stops in Chinese Port in the First Recorded Visit Since 2017

By Leo Byrne
It’s the first time since tight U.N. sanctions on the North’s oil imports went into effect that Pyongyang has openly sent a tanker to China.

How the Milk Tea Alliance Is Remaking Myanmar
July 23, 2021

How the Milk Tea Alliance Is Remaking Myanmar

By Jasmine Chia and Scott Singer
Why the social media-based movement, and not ASEAN, offers a vision for a democratic and federalist Myanmar.
“We Are Stronger than Their Injustice”: Indian Farmers Strengthen Protest Amid COVID-19 Surge
July 22, 2021

“We Are Stronger than Their Injustice”: Indian Farmers Strengthen Protest Amid COVID-19 Surge

By Tarushi Aswani
Despite a severe COVID-19 outbreak and waning international attention, India's farmers are keeping up the fight.

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