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‘Patriots Only’: Hong Kong’s New Election System in Action
December 01, 2021

‘Patriots Only’: Hong Kong’s New Election System in Action

By Jessie Lau and Shui-yin Sharon Yam
Changes to Hong Kong’s election system, as well as the overarching national security law, have all but killed any formal political opposition.

Kazakhstan: What Happened in Zhanaozen?
December 01, 2021

Kazakhstan: What Happened in Zhanaozen?

By Zholdas Orisbayev
Ten years after the Zhanaozen massacre, has justice been served?
Bangladesh’s Evolving Relations With India and Pakistan
December 01, 2021

Bangladesh’s Evolving Relations With India and Pakistan

By Delwar Hossain
Bangladesh’s relations with India and Pakistan have gone through inverse cycles of friendship and hostility.

Asia After the Soviet Union
December 01, 2021

Asia After the Soviet Union

Five experts explore the legacy of the USSR and the impact of its collapse on China, India, Japan, the Koreas, and Vietnam.

Manolo Quezon III on Philippine Democracy and the 2022 Election
December 01, 2021

Manolo Quezon III on Philippine Democracy and the 2022 Election

By Sebastian Strangio
The race is on for the Philippine presidency, but has the country’s democracy entered a terminal phase?

Southeast Asia’s Renewable Energy Puzzle
November 01, 2021

Southeast Asia’s Renewable Energy Puzzle

By James Guild
Renewable energy is a tough sell as long as regional states exert control over (and profit from) domestic fossil fuel resources.

Sustainability and Survival: North Korea’s Struggle With Climate Change
November 01, 2021

Sustainability and Survival: North Korea’s Struggle With Climate Change

By Gabriela Bernal
North Korea is increasingly impacted by climate-induced natural disasters, yet its weak economy will hamper growing calls for environmental action.
How the Pacific Protects Its Fisheries
November 01, 2021

How the Pacific Protects Its Fisheries

By Elizabeth Mendenhall
The Pacific Island states have found ways to work together in order to effectively manage their EEZs and prevent the destruction of adjacent high seas fisheries.

The Indus Waters Treaty: India and Pakistan’s Water Divorce
November 01, 2021

The Indus Waters Treaty: India and Pakistan’s Water Divorce

By Varsha Venkatasubramanian
Just as the bank of a river doesn’t remain static, the problems and opportunities associated with the Indus Basin have changed as well. It’s time for a new treaty.

Li Shuo on China-US Climate Diplomacy
November 01, 2021

Li Shuo on China-US Climate Diplomacy

By Shannon Tiezzi
“The climate crisis won't just go away if Beijing or Washington shut communication channels.”

Samoa: Fiame’s Uphill Climb
October 01, 2021

Samoa: Fiame’s Uphill Climb

By Amalyah Hart and Joshua Mcdonald
Samoa has its first-ever female prime minister, and the first new leader in 22 years. But Fiame Naomi Mata’afa comes to power at a fraught time.
Peace vs. Democracy in Cambodia
October 01, 2021

Peace vs. Democracy in Cambodia

By Andrew Nachemson
The 1991 Paris Peace Accords had two primary goals: ending civil war and setting up democracy. One of those goals was achieved; the other has never looked less likely.

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