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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?

South Korea’s Nastiest Presidential Election
March 01, 2022

South Korea’s Nastiest Presidential Election

By Hyung-A Kim
In an election where both candidates are fighting scandals and a lack of public trust, South Koreans face a difficult choice.

Vaccine Diplomacy in Asia
March 01, 2022

Vaccine Diplomacy in Asia

By Alyssa Leng, Roland Rajah, and Herve Lemahieu
If vaccine diplomacy is the new great game, it is being played wrong by all sides, with the risk that no one will be left a winner.
Does the World Need to Recognize the Taliban?
February 01, 2022

Does the World Need to Recognize the Taliban?

By Maryam Jami
Can the international community continue to recognize Afghanistan without recognizing the Taliban?

The Battle for Myanmar
February 01, 2022

The Battle for Myanmar

By Allegra Mendelson
The strong, armed resistance movement surprised the regime, but without greater international support, the situation will likely continue to deteriorate.
The Struggle to Power Tajikistan
February 01, 2022

The Struggle to Power Tajikistan

By Sher Khashimov
Tajikistan struggles with electricity rationing 30 years after independence, despite long-held dreams of becoming an energy export powerhouse.

Beijing’s Olympic Redux
February 01, 2022

Beijing’s Olympic Redux

By Susan Brownell
Don’t let the calls for a boycott mislead – China is more integral to the world, including the world of sports, now than in 2008.

Chad Bown: Revisiting the China-US ‘Phase One’ Trade Deal
February 01, 2022

Chad Bown: Revisiting the China-US ‘Phase One’ Trade Deal

By Shannon Tiezzi
“Even if not for the reasons initially expected, history is likely to judge the Phase One agreement as having played a fairly important role in U.S.-China trade relations over 2020-21.”

The Limits of Vietnam’s Labor Reforms
January 01, 2022

The Limits of Vietnam’s Labor Reforms

By Joe Buckley
Contrary to much reporting, Vietnam has not authorized independent workers’ unions.
North Korea: A Decade Under Kim Jong Un
January 01, 2022

North Korea: A Decade Under Kim Jong Un

By Rachel Minyoung Lee
What has the past decade revealed about Kim’s leadership style and goals for North Korea?

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