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China’s Uyghur Crackdown Goes Global
October 01, 2018
China’s Uyghur Crackdown Goes Global
Beijing is stepping up the pressure on the Uyghur diaspora, even as it cracks down on their relatives in Xinjiang.
China’s Uyghur Crackdown Goes Global
The Thai Sting: A Fishing Raid in the South China Sea
October 01, 2018
The Thai Sting: A Fishing Raid in the South China Sea
As Thailand turns the corner on one fishing crisis, another one rears its head.
The Thai Sting: A Fishing Raid in the South China Sea
Interview: Leta Hong Fincher
September 01, 2018
Interview: Leta Hong Fincher
“We are witnessing an extraordinary moment in modern Chinese history… Growing numbers of women are angry about the misogyny and injustice in their lives.”
Interview: Leta Hong Fincher
<i>A Luta Continua</i>: LGBTI Rights in Timor-Leste
September 01, 2018
A Luta Continua: LGBTI Rights in Timor-Leste
Timor-Leste is seen as a bright spot when it comes to LGBTI rights in Southeast Asia, but many challenges remain.
A Luta Continua: LGBTI Rights in Timor-Leste
Pakistan’s Rising Air Pollution Crisis
September 01, 2018
Pakistan’s Rising Air Pollution Crisis
As Pakistan’s air gets worse and society demands action, how will the new government respond?
Pakistan’s Rising Air Pollution Crisis
Fire and Fury: Duterte’s Revolutionary Foreign Policy
September 01, 2018
Fire and Fury: Duterte’s Revolutionary Foreign Policy
How far can Duterte’s rebalance away from the United States (and toward China) progress?
Fire and Fury: Duterte’s Revolutionary Foreign Policy
The Belt and Road in Europe: 5 Years Later
September 01, 2018
The Belt and Road in Europe: 5 Years Later
What do European countries think about the BRI, five years after its launch?
The Belt and Road in Europe: 5 Years Later
North Korea: A Hermit No More
August 01, 2018
North Korea: A Hermit No More
In a striking U-turn, Kim Jong Un has shifted from bellicosity to diplomacy.
North Korea: A Hermit No More
Estimating Taiwanese Military Power
August 01, 2018
Estimating Taiwanese Military Power
How well would Taiwan be able to defend itself against a Chinese attack?
Estimating Taiwanese Military Power
Can Modi Keep Winning?
August 01, 2018
Can Modi Keep Winning?
As India gears up for the largest democratic exercise on the planet, what are the prospects for 5 more years of Modi?
Can Modi Keep Winning?
Shining a Light on Pacific Island Diplomacy
August 01, 2018
Shining a Light on Pacific Island Diplomacy
Thinking of the Pacific Islands as a bloc obscures the complexity of the individual interests of each nation.
Shining a Light on Pacific Island Diplomacy
Thailand’s Dangerous Interregnum
July 01, 2018
Thailand’s Dangerous Interregnum
These are the days when an old system refuses to die and a new system isn't ready to be born.
Thailand’s Dangerous Interregnum
The Mixed Legacies of Indonesia’s Reformasi
July 01, 2018
The Mixed Legacies of Indonesia’s Reformasi
Against the odds and despite some setbacks, Indonesia survived its democratic transition and continues to thrive.
The Mixed Legacies of Indonesia’s Reformasi
Cambodia’s Ersatz Election
July 01, 2018
Cambodia’s Ersatz Election
Anxiety and crackdowns define a battle for legitimacy in Cambodia.
Cambodia’s Ersatz Election
Japan’s Lessons for Malaysia
July 01, 2018
Japan’s Lessons for Malaysia
Japan’s 2009 election experience has lessons for Malaysia’s first opposition government.
Japan’s Lessons for Malaysia
Joshua Kurlantzick on Democratic Regression in SE Asia
June 29, 2018
Joshua Kurlantzick on Democratic Regression in SE Asia
Democracy in Southeast Asia seems to be in decline. How bad is the situation?
Joshua Kurlantzick on Democratic Regression in SE Asia
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