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The China-Myanmar Economic Corridor, 2 Years After the Coup
February 01, 2023

The China-Myanmar Economic Corridor, 2 Years After the Coup

By Timothy Millar
After some initial hesitation, China is moving CMEC ahead in tandem with Myanmar’s military rulers – at least where the situation is stable enough to do so.

Promise and Perils for the Japan-South Korea-US Trilateral in 2023
January 30, 2023

Promise and Perils for the Japan-South Korea-US Trilateral in 2023

By Hanna Foreman and Andrew Yeo
Aside from longstanding historical issues, the three countries will face challenges in sustaining coordination on North Korea and China policy. 
Nomads, Mountains, and Militarization in the Tibetan Plateau
January 28, 2023

Nomads, Mountains, and Militarization in the Tibetan Plateau

By Scott Ezell
The eastern Tibetan plateau, once largely untouched by industrial development, has been overtaken by dams, mining, and security forces.

The Af-Pak Dollar Cartel
January 27, 2023

The Af-Pak Dollar Cartel

By Kunwar Khuldune Shahid
The black market flow of U.S. dollars across the Afghanistan-Pakistan border is unifying the two countries' economic crises. 

How Xi Jinping Used the CCP Constitution to Cement His Power
January 26, 2023

How Xi Jinping Used the CCP Constitution to Cement His Power

By Jarek Grzywacz
Xi’s eventual successor will face the problem of major revisions to the party constitution – meaning a complicated transition period.

South Korea’s Economic Security Dilemma
January 25, 2023

South Korea’s Economic Security Dilemma

By Moksh Suri and Abhishek Sharma
As China-U.S. competition securitizes more and more economic transactions, Seoul’s old balancing act between the rivals is becoming trickier to sustain.

What a Gay Flight Attendant’s Lost Discrimination Case Says About LGBTQ Rights in China
January 24, 2023

What a Gay Flight Attendant’s Lost Discrimination Case Says About LGBTQ Rights in China

By Darius Longarino and Yanhui Peng
Chai Cheng’s case is one of the latest chapters in the frustrated struggle of China’s LGBTQ community to obtain legal protection against discrimination.
New Year, Old Moves: China, Philippines, and the South China Sea
January 23, 2023

New Year, Old Moves: China, Philippines, and the South China Sea

By Vincent Kyle Parada
Although both sides have kept it low key, Chinese coast guard activities are continuing in areas claimed by Manila.

As US, China Fight Over Bangladesh, India Is the Real Winner
January 21, 2023

As US, China Fight Over Bangladesh, India Is the Real Winner

By Anu Anwar
New Delhi is quietly playing Beijing and Washington against one another without draining its own resources in the geopolitical battle for Bangladesh.

China’s Missing COVID-19 Data
January 20, 2023

China’s Missing COVID-19 Data

By Johanna M. Costigan and Jin Ye
Center-local dynamics are incentivizing a cover-up of China’s COVID-19 statistics well before they reach the public.

Anti-American Propaganda in Vietnam 
January 19, 2023

Anti-American Propaganda in Vietnam 

By Christelle Nguyen
Despite growing cooperation with Washington, an anti-U.S. streak runs deep among communist leaders and the general public alike. 
The South American Election That Has Taiwan Scrambling
January 18, 2023

The South American Election That Has Taiwan Scrambling

By Gabriel Cohen
Paraguay’s upcoming election in late April could see the country establish ties with China at long last. Taipei is predictably worried.

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