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Far From Home: The Afghans Aiding Afghanistan
May 01, 2022

Far From Home: The Afghans Aiding Afghanistan

By Ezzatullah Mehrdad
Global attention on Afghanistan has largely dried up, but the Afghan diaspora cannot look away.

Australia’s Elections: The China Narrative
May 01, 2022

Australia’s Elections: The China Narrative

By Natasha Kassam and Jennifer Hsu
How best to manage ties with China ought to be a central election issue, but the campaign narratives are focused on posturing rather than policy.
Can the US Deter a Taiwan Invasion?
May 01, 2022

Can the US Deter a Taiwan Invasion?

By David Gitter
Rethinking “strategic ambiguity” is important, but in the meantime Washington must compensate for its dwindling military advantage over China with more costly signals of political resolve.

Japan’s Constitution at 75
May 01, 2022

Japan’s Constitution at 75

By Sheila A. Smith
How does Japan’s post-war constitution hold up in an era of increasing great power competition and unexpected emergencies?

Jenny Town and Joel Wit on North Korea’s Busy April
May 01, 2022

Jenny Town and Joel Wit on North Korea’s Busy April

By Shannon Tiezzi
“North Korea is not sending signals it is open to diplomacy, but waiting for it to do so is a serious mistake.”

Meet the Khwaja Sira: Pakistan’s Transgender Community
April 01, 2022

Meet the Khwaja Sira: Pakistan’s Transgender Community

By Somaiyah Hafeez
Pakistan’s transgender community has notched several historic successes in recent years, but discrimination remains rampant.

Overcoming COVID-19 the Bhutanese Way
April 01, 2022

Overcoming COVID-19 the Bhutanese Way

By Namgay Zam
Compassionate leadership – and the resulting public trust and goodwill – provided the key to Bhutan’s remarkable pandemic success story.
The Cold War History Behind Nicaragua’s Break With Taiwan
April 01, 2022

The Cold War History Behind Nicaragua’s Break With Taiwan

By James Baron
The saga of Nicaragua-Taiwan relations – and their eventual end in December 2021 – stretches back to the Cold War heyday of Taipei’s anti-communist obsession.

Inside the Philippines’ Critical Presidential Election
April 01, 2022

Inside the Philippines’ Critical Presidential Election

By Anthony Esguerra
Marcos Jr. leads Leni Robredo in the race, but with a month left until election day much can still change.

Victoria Clement on Turkmenistan’s Presidential Transition
April 01, 2022

Victoria Clement on Turkmenistan’s Presidential Transition

By Catherine Putz
There’s a new Berdimuhamedov at the helm in Turkmenistan. What will the “son of the nation” do with the presidency?

Singapore’s Succession Headache
March 01, 2022

Singapore’s Succession Headache

By Michael D. Barr
Singapore’s search for a new prime minister uncovers deeper problems with the country’s political system.
When Sri Lanka Lost Control of COVID
March 01, 2022

When Sri Lanka Lost Control of COVID

By Devana Senanayake and Janik Sittampalam
What led to Sri Lanka’s “Delta peak” in 2021, after a promising start to pandemic containment?

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