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Information Chaos in Kazakhstan
January 10, 2022

Information Chaos in Kazakhstan

By Katrina Keegan
Seeking control, the Kazakh government shut down the internet. But the long-term effects may only necessitate continued crackdowns.
Rare Earths: Fighting for the Fuel of the Future
January 08, 2022

Rare Earths: Fighting for the Fuel of the Future

By Brendan P. Dziama, Juan Manuel Chomón Pérez, and Andreas Ganser
Rare earths are as critical to the modern economy as oil – and China has quietly secured a near-monopoly.

India’s New Reproductive Laws Trigger Debate
January 07, 2022

India’s New Reproductive Laws Trigger Debate

By Neeta Lal
New legislation aims to clean up India’s hitherto unregulated assisted reproductive tech and surrogacy industry, but activists say the laws are deficient in many respects.

2022 New Year’s Resolutions for Asia’s Biggest Economies
January 06, 2022

2022 New Year’s Resolutions for Asia’s Biggest Economies

By Anthony Fensom
Parsing the biggest economic challenges for China, Japan, and India.

Are ‘Sponge Cities’ the Answer to Shenzhen’s Water Scarcity? 
January 05, 2022

Are ‘Sponge Cities’ the Answer to Shenzhen’s Water Scarcity? 

By Genevieve Donnellon-May and Guangtao Fu
Shenzhen is facing its worst drought on record. Can authorities find a holistic, long-term solution?
How AFSPA Undermines India’s ‘Act East’ Policy
January 04, 2022

How AFSPA Undermines India’s ‘Act East’ Policy

By Stanzin Lhaskyabs
Repealing this controversial law is a necessary condition for peace and stability in India's Northeast.

The Art of Survival for Central Asian States
January 03, 2022

The Art of Survival for Central Asian States

By Brian Wong, Iskander Akylbayev, and Valikhan Bakhretdinov
30 years on from the dissolution of the USSR, Central Asian states are a case study in hedging and balancing between global superpowers.
Duterte’s Sluggish Typhoon Rai Recovery Spending
December 31, 2021

Duterte’s Sluggish Typhoon Rai Recovery Spending

By Michael Beltran
Frustration is growing two weeks after a devastating typhoon struck the Philippines, with government assistance slow to reach the affected areas.

The Final Flights of the Afghan Air Force
December 30, 2021

The Final Flights of the Afghan Air Force

By Catherine Putz
As the Afghan government collapsed, the country’s pilots were left with an impossible choice: stay and face possible death at the hands of the Taliban, or fly away.

Can Latin America and the Caribbean Trust China as a Business Partner? 
December 29, 2021

Can Latin America and the Caribbean Trust China as a Business Partner? 

By Leland Lazarus and Evan Ellis
A lack of due diligence, corruption, and a disregard for indigenous rights and the environment have characterized many Chinese infrastructure projects in the region.

How Does China Aim to Use AI in Warfare?
December 28, 2021

How Does China Aim to Use AI in Warfare?

By Yuan-Chou Jing
AI in particular is seen as a “game-changing” critical strategic technology.
Can Technology Solve Hambak Village’s Littering Problem?
December 27, 2021

Can Technology Solve Hambak Village’s Littering Problem?

By Hai Ri Jeon
South Korea’s emphasis on top-down growth has prioritized technological advancement over sustainability, and tends to exacerbate social inequality.

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