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How the War in Ukraine is Accelerating India’s Desire for Tech Autonomy
May 20, 2022

How the War in Ukraine is Accelerating India’s Desire for Tech Autonomy

By Tobias Scholz
Uneasy with both Russia’s invasion and Western sanctions, India is even more convinced that it must diversify its technology partnerships and develop more homegrown capabilities .

Does Marcos Jr. Have an Economic Plan for the Philippines?
May 19, 2022

Does Marcos Jr. Have an Economic Plan for the Philippines?

By Michael Beltran
Uncertainty and cynicism loom over the Philippine economy amid Marcos’ win.
How Activists Kept the Memory of the Gwangju Uprising Alive
May 18, 2022

How Activists Kept the Memory of the Gwangju Uprising Alive

By Hwang Sok-yong, Lee Jae-eui, Jeon Yong-ho, and Slin Jung
The story of the “Gwangju White Papers” and “Beyond Death,” the first underground handouts to discuss the Gwangju Uprising.

Why Taiwan Can’t Copy Ukraine’s Civil Defense Blueprint
May 17, 2022

Why Taiwan Can’t Copy Ukraine’s Civil Defense Blueprint

By James Baron
Replicating Ukraine’s Territorial Defense Force is not legally or politically feasible in Taiwan – at least for now.

Does the Russia-Ukraine War Herald a New Era for Japan’s Security Policy?
May 16, 2022

Does the Russia-Ukraine War Herald a New Era for Japan’s Security Policy?

By Craig Kafura
Is the war in Ukraine creating a Japanese Zeitenwende? It might be up to Prime Minister Kishida.

Chinese Views of the US and Russia After the Russian Invasion of Ukraine
May 14, 2022

Chinese Views of the US and Russia After the Russian Invasion of Ukraine

By Richard Q. Turcsanyi
A new survey taken after the Russian invasion of Ukraine finds that the Chinese are very negative about the U.S., very positive about Russia – and very confident about China.

Fears of a Marcos Government Courting China Are Overblown
May 13, 2022

Fears of a Marcos Government Courting China Are Overblown

By Andrew Yeo and Enrico Gloria
Even if Marcos were to actively engage Beijing – and that’s not a given – there are hard limits to Chinese influence in the Philippines.
The Complexities of China’s Struggle For Justice  
May 12, 2022

The Complexities of China’s Struggle For Justice  

By Jerome A. Cohen and Chi Yin
A campaign against organized crime highlights the risks of China’s approach to law and order – but also reveals how Chinese experts continue to push for a better system.

A New Russian Gas Pipeline Is a Bad Idea for Mongolia
May 11, 2022

A New Russian Gas Pipeline Is a Bad Idea for Mongolia

By Munkhnaran Bayarlkhagva
The Soyuz-Vostok pipeline, part of the larger Power of Siberia 2 project, will make Mongolia even more vulnerable to pressure from its autocratic neighbors.

K-Dramas Resurrect Long-Buried Memories in Vietnam
May 10, 2022

K-Dramas Resurrect Long-Buried Memories in Vietnam

By Travis Vincent
Obsessed with South Korean dramas, Vietnamese youths are oblivious to the atrocities committed by Korean soldiers during the Vietnam War. But their elders remember.

Moon Jae-In: South Korea’s Merkel?
May 09, 2022

Moon Jae-In: South Korea’s Merkel?

By Thomas Chan and Seong Hyeon Choi
Both leaders believed that economics and energy concerns locked their countries into a path of appeasing threatening neighbors.
Anti-Americanism in Pakistan
May 07, 2022

Anti-Americanism in Pakistan

By Uzair Sattar
Imran Khan’s narrative of conspiracy and regime change is a symptom, not a cause, of anti-American sentiments in Pakistan.

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