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What Will Japan’s Great Reopening Mean for Immigration Policy?
November 11, 2022

What Will Japan’s Great Reopening Mean for Immigration Policy?

By Maximilien Xavier Rehm
During the pandemic, Japan showed itself to be extremely skeptical toward foreigners, raising questions about the country’s immigration policy going forward.
What Nigeria Can Teach Us About China’s Belt and Road
November 10, 2022

What Nigeria Can Teach Us About China’s Belt and Road

By Tola Amusan
Each country must exercise agency to fully capture the benefits of the BRI. So far, Nigeria hasn’t.

What the Foxconn Exodus in Zhengzhou Means for China’s Supply Chains
November 09, 2022

What the Foxconn Exodus in Zhengzhou Means for China’s Supply Chains

By Marina Yue Zhang
China’s “zero-COVID” policy has driven home the risks of overconcentrating supply chains. But can any countries realistically replace China?

Nepalis Feel the Human Toll of Qatar’s World Cup
November 08, 2022

Nepalis Feel the Human Toll of Qatar’s World Cup

By Roshan Sedhai and Samik Kharel
Far from demanding accountability from Qatar, South Asian governments have often been mute spectators to the plight of workers and their families at home.

How Taiwan’s Midterm Elections Work
November 07, 2022

How Taiwan’s Midterm Elections Work

By Lev Nachman
Taiwanese citizens will soon vote to elect their mayor/county magistrate, city council members, and in a referendum – and each of these uses a different voting system.
After Lula’s Victory, India and Brazil Can Join Forces on the Global Stage
November 05, 2022

After Lula’s Victory, India and Brazil Can Join Forces on the Global Stage

By Quintijn Kat
During his previous term, Lula focused on “South-South cooperation,” aiming to increase the influence of emerging states like Brazil and India in global governance.

Will Malaysia’s First-Time Voters Become a Driving Force of GE15?
November 04, 2022

Will Malaysia’s First-Time Voters Become a Driving Force of GE15?

By Robin Vochelet
When Malaysians head to the polls on November 19, a record 5 million young people are expected to take part for the first time.
China’s 20th Party Congress: The Implications for CCP Norms
November 03, 2022

China’s 20th Party Congress: The Implications for CCP Norms

By Ling Li
Revisiting the resilience of the age limit norm and exploring two counterfactuals.

Belt and Road Buddhism in Sri Lanka?
November 02, 2022

Belt and Road Buddhism in Sri Lanka?

By Tabita Rosendal
China is using Buddhist narratives to promote its soft power in Sri Lanka – and bolster its image as a harmonious regional power.

What’s Next for Russians Who Fled to Kazakhstan?
November 01, 2022

What’s Next for Russians Who Fled to Kazakhstan?

By Aliya Askar
In the early 1990s, ethnic Russians left Kazakhstan in droves. In 2022, that flow once again reversed as Russians fled into Central Asia.

Minerals and China’s Military Assistance in the DR Congo
October 31, 2022

Minerals and China’s Military Assistance in the DR Congo

By Robert Bociaga
Beijing's growing investments in strategic resources in the DRC go hand in hand with increased military assistance intended to secure those assets.
The Untold Story of the 2008 Assam Serial Blasts
October 29, 2022

The Untold Story of the 2008 Assam Serial Blasts

By Rajeev Bhattacharyya
On October 30, 2008, bombings in Assam killed 88 and injured 500. Who was behind the attack – and why?

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