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Mongolia’s Sumo Champions
August 12, 2020

Mongolia’s Sumo Champions

By Antonio Graceffo
How a sparsely populated nation came to dominate Japan’s most well-known traditional sport – including an epic comeback story.

The Souring of Iran-South Korea Relations
August 11, 2020

The Souring of Iran-South Korea Relations

By Nima Khorrami
Seoul’s unapologetic stance could single a change in its approach to resource and trade diplomacy in the Middle East.
The Taliban Say They Have No Foreign Fighters. Is That True?
August 10, 2020

The Taliban Say They Have No Foreign Fighters. Is That True?

By Franz J. Marty
The Taliban denial of the presence of foreign fighters in Afghanistan raises questions about the implementation of the U.S.-Taliban deal.

Sri Lanka: The Rajapaksas Rise Again
August 07, 2020

Sri Lanka: The Rajapaksas Rise Again

By Sudha Ramachandran
A landslide win in general elections caps off the family's political comeback. Where does Sri Lanka go from here?

North Korea Steps up Its War on COVID-19
August 06, 2020

North Korea Steps up Its War on COVID-19

By Gabriela Bernal
As North Korea doubles down on COVID-19 containment measures, local sources report several outbreaks.

Inside the Epicenter of Vietnam’s COVID-19 Resurgence
August 05, 2020

Inside the Epicenter of Vietnam’s COVID-19 Resurgence

By Hugh Bohane
In Da Nang, residents broadly welcome the Vietnamese government's aggressive response to the shocking resurgence of COVID-19.

Elections in a Pandemic: Lessons From Asia
August 05, 2020

Elections in a Pandemic: Lessons From Asia

By Adhy Aman
Mongolia, Malaysia, Japan, Singapore, and South Korea prove that COVID-19 elections are possible, but difficult.
A Year After Article 370’s End, a Dangerous Silence in Kashmir
August 04, 2020

A Year After Article 370’s End, a Dangerous Silence in Kashmir

By Kaisar Andrabi
The abrogation of Article 370 came with a steep cost: the disappearance of the moderate middle, once Kashmir’s political mainstream.

Hiroshima at 75: A Painful Legacy Tempered by Hope and a Treaty
August 03, 2020

Hiroshima at 75: A Painful Legacy Tempered by Hope and a Treaty

By Jon Letman
75 years later, Japan’s atomic bomb survivors – the hibakusha – still remember the day in devastating detail.

In Vietnam, an Ancient Town Struggles With a New COVID-19 Outbreak
July 31, 2020

In Vietnam, an Ancient Town Struggles With a New COVID-19 Outbreak

By Pham Thi Thuy Duong
Even before the outbreak in Da Nang, Hoi An’s people were devastated by the loss of tourists. Now the slight hope of economic recovery has been dashed.

China’s Infrastructure-Heavy Model for African Growth Is Failing
July 30, 2020

China’s Infrastructure-Heavy Model for African Growth Is Failing

By Thierry Pairault
In Ethiopia and Kenya, the attractive illusion of the “China model” has had grave financial consequences.
Herd Immunity Can’t Save Afghanistan From COVID -19
July 29, 2020

Herd Immunity Can’t Save Afghanistan From COVID -19

By Ezzatullah Mehrdad
The long-struggling Afghanistan might go through a new surge of COVID-19 cases that could trigger a full-scale crisis -- unlike the first wave.

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