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Indonesia’s New Plans for Papua Can’t Hide Its Decades of Failures
June 21, 2022

Indonesia’s New Plans for Papua Can’t Hide Its Decades of Failures

By Aprila Wayar and Johnny Blades
A plan to create three new provinces in the Papua region highlights how Jakarta's development approach has failed to resolve a long-running conflict.
‘Who Will Be Killed Next?’: Kashmiri Pandits Consider Another Migration
June 20, 2022

‘Who Will Be Killed Next?’: Kashmiri Pandits Consider Another Migration

By Qadri Inzamam and Haziq Qadri
Kashmiri Hindus find themselves reliving the fear of the early 1990s amid a wave of targeted killings, but the government is keen to prevent another exodus.

The US Needs a New Solarium for a New Grand Strategy
June 18, 2022

The US Needs a New Solarium for a New Grand Strategy

By James P. Farwell and Michael Miklaucic
A new grand strategy is desperately needed to meet not only the military threat posed by Russia, but the more comprehensive threat from China.

A New Era for Beijing’s Quirky Music Scene
June 16, 2022

A New Era for Beijing’s Quirky Music Scene

By Kyle Mullin
Beijing’s “uniquely intellectual” indie music scene has entered a new era, shaped by new restrictions (pandemic and otherwise) but still going strong.

India’s Infant Mortality Rate Improves, But Still Lags Behind Much of Asia
June 15, 2022

India’s Infant Mortality Rate Improves, But Still Lags Behind Much of Asia

By Neeta Lal
There is still a wide disparity in health outcomes for children between rural and urban India.
China’s Pacific Push Is Already Remaking the Region
June 14, 2022

China’s Pacific Push Is Already Remaking the Region

By Patricia O’Brien
After a whirlwind of visits and agreements, where does the Pacific region stand?

The Vietnamese Debt Bondage Gamble
June 13, 2022

The Vietnamese Debt Bondage Gamble

By Peter Bengtsen
Workers pay the equivalent of three to four years wages at home in Vietnam to get access to jobs abroad at suppliers of major international brands.
India-Iran Ties Are Ripe for a Reset
June 11, 2022

India-Iran Ties Are Ripe for a Reset

By Rajeev Agarwal
The Iranian foreign minister’s visit to India may signal a rethink of the relationship.

Taiwan’s KMT Looks to Boost Ties With US
June 10, 2022

Taiwan’s KMT Looks to Boost Ties With US

By Hiro Fu
The head of Taiwan’s opposition party, Eric Chu, wants the world to know his party is “consistently” pro-American.  

Why Is the US Ambivalent About Trade Engagement in the Indo-Pacific?
June 09, 2022

Why Is the US Ambivalent About Trade Engagement in the Indo-Pacific?

By Hanh Nguyen
Changing sentiments at home mean the United States is now more enthusiastic about enforcing trade rules than facilitating trade.

What’s the Status of the Much-Discussed China-Nepal Railway?
June 08, 2022

What’s the Status of the Much-Discussed China-Nepal Railway?

By Biswas Baral
Six years after the project burst into the public discourse, little concrete progress has been made.
Australia’s New Government Faces an Economic Trial-by-Fire
June 07, 2022

Australia’s New Government Faces an Economic Trial-by-Fire

By Anthony Fensom
Keeping the economic sunshine shining amid growing global tensions and rising inflation, without blowing out the budget, will provide a tough test for the Albanese government.

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