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The End of Hong Kong As We Know It
May 30, 2020

The End of Hong Kong As We Know It

By Ankit Panda
What lies ahead for Hong Kong?

India’s Turn Toward Economic ‘Self-Reliance’
May 16, 2020

India’s Turn Toward Economic ‘Self-Reliance’

By Ankit Panda
What's India's new "self-reliance" talk about?
Kim Jong Un’s Quiet April: Exceptional, or Par for the Course?
May 02, 2020

Kim Jong Un’s Quiet April: Exceptional, or Par for the Course?

By Ankit Panda
Plus: China-Australia tensions; U.S. export controls; offensive cyber from Vietnam

A Diamond in the COVID–19 Rough? Taiwan Export Orders Surge in March
April 21, 2020

A Diamond in the COVID–19 Rough? Taiwan Export Orders Surge in March

By Ankit Panda
What explains the March 2020 surge in Taiwan’s export orders?

Is Italy’s Economic Crisis an Opportunity for China?
April 18, 2020

Is Italy’s Economic Crisis an Opportunity for China?

By Valbona Zeneli and Michele Capriati
As Italy reels, Chinese companies might sense an opportunity to buy up more Italian brands on the cheap.

China Posts 6.8 Percent Q1 2020 GDP Contraction. Markets Don’t Flinch
April 18, 2020

China Posts 6.8 Percent Q1 2020 GDP Contraction. Markets Don’t Flinch

By Ankit Panda
Was this historic Chinese economic contraction simply priced in -- or are expectations of a future rebound at play?

Anatomy of a North Korean Coal Smuggling Operation
April 16, 2020

Anatomy of a North Korean Coal Smuggling Operation

By Project Sandstone
North Korea has adopted creative new ways to export coal and other commodities to fund its WMD and ballistic missile program.
COVID-19 in Asia: A Country-By-Country Guide
April 14, 2020

COVID-19 in Asia: A Country-By-Country Guide

By Diplomat Risk Intelligence
The good, the bad, and the ugly of the coronavirus fallout for each government in East, Southeast, South, and Central Asia.

A Return to Form in North Korea?
April 04, 2020

A Return to Form in North Korea?

By Ankit Panda
Kim Jong Un gets back to missile testing.

Peace Is Easier Said Than Done in Afghanistan
March 21, 2020

Peace Is Easier Said Than Done in Afghanistan

By Ankit Panda
The U.S.-Taliban ‘leap day’ deal is proving difficult to see through, even as the Afghan government tries to move forward.

‘This Is Not a Drill’: COVID-19’s Economic Fallout
March 09, 2020

‘This Is Not a Drill’: COVID-19’s Economic Fallout

By Ankit Panda
Making sense of COVID-19 and the specter of a global economic crisis.
Duterte’s Gamble on the US-Philippines Alliance
February 21, 2020

Duterte’s Gamble on the US-Philippines Alliance

By Ankit Panda
A reset for the U.S.-Philippines alliance?

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