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How US Sanctions Drove Iran Into Huawei’s Arms
October 22, 2020

How US Sanctions Drove Iran Into Huawei’s Arms

By Reza Khaasteh
U.S. sanctions kicked Ericsson out of Iran. Now the Chinese telecom giant is poised to win the 5G race in the country.

Cambodia, China and the Dara Sakor Problem
October 21, 2020

Cambodia, China and the Dara Sakor Problem

By Drake Long
China gaining access to an airfield in Cambodia, or anywhere else in mainland Southeast Asia, would redraw the strategic landscape of the region.
What the Fate of Freed Taliban Prisoners Means for the Afghan Peace Process
October 20, 2020

What the Fate of Freed Taliban Prisoners Means for the Afghan Peace Process

By Franz J. Marty
Whether freed Taliban rejoin the fight – and what might motivate them to finally put down their arms – has ramifications for peace in Afghanistan.

Vietnam’s War Against COVID-19
October 19, 2020

Vietnam’s War Against COVID-19

By Maya Nguyen
Vietnam's campaign against COVID-19 is infused with military imagery, playing into existing strands of national identity.

Myanmar’s High-Risk Election
October 17, 2020

Myanmar’s High-Risk Election

By Tom Fawthrop
Aung San Suu Kyi’s dangerous gamble to push ahead with a controversial election as a second wave of COVID-19 hits Myanmar hard. 

Will China Roll out a Twin Seat J-20?
October 16, 2020

Will China Roll out a Twin Seat J-20?

By Rick Joe
Rumors abound over a twin-seat variant of the fifth-generation stealth fighter – but does it make sense?

How India Is Silencing Its Students
October 14, 2020

How India Is Silencing Its Students

By Priyam Marik
Anti-CAA protests breathed new life into India's student protest movement. But Narendra Modi's government is moving to crack down on campus dissent.
A Nuclear North Korea’s Wake-up Call
October 13, 2020

A Nuclear North Korea’s Wake-up Call

By Ankit Panda
A spectacular pre-dawn parade on Saturday served to remind the world of North Korea’s continuing missile progress.

US Military Bases Are Poisoning Okinawa
October 12, 2020

US Military Bases Are Poisoning Okinawa

By Jon Mitchell
The U.S. military has contaminated the drinking water for almost half-a-million Japanese – but Japanese authorities can’t do anything about it.

Amid a Pandemic, Evictions Plague the Philippines 
October 09, 2020

Amid a Pandemic, Evictions Plague the Philippines 

By Michael Beltran
How can Filipinos, especially low-income families, stay at home when they are being forced into homelessness? 

COVID-19 Has Dimmed Xi’s Approval Ratings Abroad – But Not in China
October 09, 2020

COVID-19 Has Dimmed Xi’s Approval Ratings Abroad – But Not in China

By Sungmin Cho
Why have Chinese citizens shown even stronger support for Xi Jinping during the COVID-19 crisis?
Why Have Singaporeans Turned Against Indian Professionals?
October 08, 2020

Why Have Singaporeans Turned Against Indian Professionals?

By Asif Ullah Khan
With job losses mounting due to the COVID-19 pandemic, some Singaporeans are blaming Indian nationals.

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