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How the North Korean Government Is Squeezing Foreign Currency Out of Its People
August 13, 2022

How the North Korean Government Is Squeezing Foreign Currency Out of Its People

By Sang Yong Lee
The North Korean government’s persistent efforts to acquire foreign currency reflects the severity of the economic crisis the country is facing.

BJP Government Stirs a Flag Frenzy in India
August 12, 2022

BJP Government Stirs a Flag Frenzy in India

By Sudha Ramachandran
Hindu nationalists collaborated with colonial rulers but are now projecting themselves as flagbearers of Indian nationalism.
Beijing’s Strategic Dilemma on Cross-Strait Relations
August 11, 2022

Beijing’s Strategic Dilemma on Cross-Strait Relations

By Zhenze Huang
China has been forced into a reactive position when it comes to cross-strait relations, largely thanks to its inflexibility.

What’s Behind the China-Myanmar Economic Corridor ‘Plus’ Initiative?
August 10, 2022

What’s Behind the China-Myanmar Economic Corridor ‘Plus’ Initiative?

By Syah Vaghji
The vague plan would see mainland Southeast Asian countries contribute to the flagship Chinese infrastructure initiative.

Higher Education in Taliban-Ruled Afghanistan: Threatened But Not Gone
August 09, 2022

Higher Education in Taliban-Ruled Afghanistan: Threatened But Not Gone

By Abdul Aziz Mohibbi and Noah Coburn
Both male and female students trying to continue their university educations are struggling.

Amid Russia-Ukraine War, China Could Dominate the Value Arms Market
August 08, 2022

Amid Russia-Ukraine War, China Could Dominate the Value Arms Market

By Vasabjit Banerjee and Benjamin Tkach
If Russian arms exports decline in the wake of its invasion of Ukraine, China stands to benefit – unless the U.S. moves to prevent it.  

Taliban-Ruled Afghanistan Takes New Steps Toward Regional Integration
August 06, 2022

Taliban-Ruled Afghanistan Takes New Steps Toward Regional Integration

By Samaya Anjum
The recent Tashkent Conference on Afghanistan marked a crucial step in bringing the Taliban regime back into dialogue with its neighbors – even without formal recognition.
Making Sense of the Nepal Army’s Engagement With Big Powers
August 05, 2022

Making Sense of the Nepal Army’s Engagement With Big Powers

By Biswas Baral
China, India, and the U.S. all want to influence Nepal through engagement with its army. What does the Nepal Army want?

The Philippine-US Alliance Has a Major Blind Spot: Cybersecurity
August 04, 2022

The Philippine-US Alliance Has a Major Blind Spot: Cybersecurity

By Gregory H. Winger and Miguel Alberto Gomez
Other U.S. alliances have undertaken significant measures to enhance collective defense in cyberspace. It's time for the Philippine-U.S. alliance to catch up.

Pelosi’s Taiwan Visit: The Substance and the Aftermath
August 04, 2022

Pelosi’s Taiwan Visit: The Substance and the Aftermath

By Brian Hioe
The planned trip – and China's potential reaction – has been the headlines for weeks. Now that it's over, where do things stand?

Pakistan’s Deadly Floods Are an Annual Occurrence
August 03, 2022

Pakistan’s Deadly Floods Are an Annual Occurrence

By Somaiyah Hafeez
Why does Karachi flood almost every year during the monsoon season?
Inside Southeast Asia’s Casino Scam Archipelago
August 02, 2022

Inside Southeast Asia’s Casino Scam Archipelago

By Lindsey Kennedy and Nathan Paul Southern
Special Economic Zones and self-governing statelets across the Mekong region have become conduits for human trafficking on a massive scale.

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