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Metal Never Dies: America’s Music Legacy in Vietnam
September 19, 2020

Metal Never Dies: America’s Music Legacy in Vietnam

By Soraya Kishtwari
The U.S. military brought metal to Vietnam. Its retreat forced the genre underground. But Vietnam's metalheads persist decades later.

The Desperation of Japan’s Detained Asylum Seekers
September 18, 2020

The Desperation of Japan’s Detained Asylum Seekers

By Taku Suzuki
A look back at the wave of hunger strikes among detained asylum seekers in Japan last year.
Is China Escalating Tensions With Japan in the East China Sea?
September 16, 2020

Is China Escalating Tensions With Japan in the East China Sea?

By Mike Mochizuki and Jiaxiu Han
A closer look at the latest developments in the Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands dispute.

What to Expect From Japan’s New Leader
September 15, 2020

What to Expect From Japan’s New Leader

By Duncan Bartlett
COVID-19, China, and South Korea top the agenda for new LDP President Suga Yoshihide.

Bangladesh in the Shadow of Censorship
September 14, 2020

Bangladesh in the Shadow of Censorship

By Azeez Intizar and Sabrina Majed
Since independence, political censorship and rising Islamism have combined to muzzle journalists and activists in the country.

Warring Sides: Is There an End to Violence in South Asia? 
September 11, 2020

Warring Sides: Is There an End to Violence in South Asia? 

By Niha Dagia
What does the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan’s reunification mean for Afghanistan and Pakistan?

Racism Is Fueling Myanmar’s Deadly Second Wave of COVID-19
September 11, 2020

Racism Is Fueling Myanmar’s Deadly Second Wave of COVID-19

By Andrew Nachemson
Anti-migrant -- and especially anti-Rohingya and anti-Rakhine -- sentiments are undermining efforts to control the pandemic.
CPEC 2.0: Full Speed Ahead
September 10, 2020

CPEC 2.0: Full Speed Ahead

By Muhammad Akbar Notezai
The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor is back with a vengeance. But the problems remain.

China’s Air Force Might Be Back in the Nuclear Business
September 09, 2020

China’s Air Force Might Be Back in the Nuclear Business

By Roderick Lee
Circumstantial evidence suggests that China now possesses a full nuclear triad.

Early Marriages in India: No Child’s Play
September 08, 2020

Early Marriages in India: No Child’s Play

By Neeta Lal
A toxic cocktail of the raging pandemic, economic crisis, and closed schools for months is exacerbating social ills like early marriages.

Inside Hong Kong’s Besieged Legislative Council, Democrats Refuse to Surrender
September 07, 2020

Inside Hong Kong’s Besieged Legislative Council, Democrats Refuse to Surrender

By Kevin Holden
Banned candidates. Arrested lawmakers. Cancelled elections. What remains of democracy in Hong Kong?
China’s Crackdown on Mongolian Culture
September 04, 2020

China’s Crackdown on Mongolian Culture

By Antonio Graceffo
A new policy promoting Mandarin-language education has sparked protests in Inner Mongolia and outrage across the border.

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