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Banning the Bomb in Asia and the Pacific

Banning the Bomb in Asia and the Pacific

By Jon Letman
Countries in Asia and the Pacific bore the brunt of nuclear trauma. Now they are leading the charge to prohibit nuclear weapons.

How Politics Holds Back Pakistan’s Economy

How Politics Holds Back Pakistan’s Economy

By Uzair Younus
It is politics, not economics, that is preventing a wholesale turnaround of Pakistan’s broader trajectory.
Papua New Guinea: All Geopolitics Is Local

Papua New Guinea: All Geopolitics Is Local

By Patricia O’Brien and Douveri Henao
The whole Pacific is grappling with Beijing’s campaign to become the dominant regional power and the pushback from a coalition of rival nations. PNG is experiencing this competition in unique ways.

The New Reality of Energy Geopolitics in Eurasia

The New Reality of Energy Geopolitics in Eurasia

By Catherine Putz
With the so-called gas union, Russia, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan are engaging in opportunistic cooperation and flirting with dangerous new dependencies.

The China-­Pakistan-­Afghanistan Triangle

The China-­Pakistan-­Afghanistan Triangle

By Claudia Chia
The dynamics of this trilateral relationship will shape the future trajectory of Afghanistan and its broader implications for regional stability and prosperity.

What’s Driving Taiwan’s Mass Protests?
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What’s Driving Taiwan’s Mass Protests?

Tandem Rule in Kyrgyzstan: The Pursuit of Money and Power

Tandem Rule in Kyrgyzstan: The Pursuit of Money and Power

By Aksana Ismailbekova
The Japarov-Tashiev tandem has sunk real roots into Kyrgyzstan’s society, and those roots are deeper and stronger than they might seem on the surface.

Thailand’s Grand Reconciliation: The Shinawatras and the Establishment

Thailand’s Grand Reconciliation: The Shinawatras and the Establishment

By James Buchanan
The rift between Thaksin and the establishment finally appears to have been resolved. This compromise not only fails to address any of Thailand’s past mistakes, but it actually repeats them.
Darcie Draudt-Véjares on South Korea’s Post-Election Politics

Darcie Draudt-Véjares on South Korea’s Post-Election Politics

By Shannon Tiezzi
Economics doomed the PPP’s legislative chances. What now for President Yoon Suk-yeol?

A Brief Genealogy of Philippine Claims in the South China Sea

A Brief Genealogy of Philippine Claims in the South China Sea

By Richard Javad Heydarian
Despite being repeatedly let down by its sole treaty ally, the Philippines has persisted in preserving its territorial claims and sovereign rights in the hotly-contested body of water.

The Sewol Ferry Disaster, 10 Years Later

The Sewol Ferry Disaster, 10 Years Later

By Mitch Shin
Despite two changes in the South Korean presidency, bereaved families say their questions remain unanswered.

How Will the Next US President Tackle the China Economic Challenge?

How Will the Next US President Tackle the China Economic Challenge?

By Wendy Cutler
While there are important similarities between the Biden and Trump approaches toward China, there are also stark and meaningful differences.
Sandeep Shastri: Setting the Scene for India’s Elections

Sandeep Shastri: Setting the Scene for India’s Elections

By Shannon Tiezzi
Is India becoming an “election-only democracy”?

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