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Pakistanis Are the ‘Collateral Damage’ of Their State’s Counterterror Failures
January 23, 2019
Pakistanis Are the ‘Collateral Damage’ of Their State’s Counterterror Failures
A mother, father, and teenage daughter are the latest innocent victims of Pakistan's botched counterterror policy.
Pakistanis Are the ‘Collateral Damage’ of Their State’s Counterterror Failures
Fighting for Tajikistan’s Jailed Lawyers
January 23, 2019
Fighting for Tajikistan’s Jailed Lawyers
On January 24, 2019, Tajik lawyer Buzurgmehr Yorov will have been in prison for 1,215 days for simply doing his job.
Fighting for Tajikistan’s Jailed Lawyers
The Missing Piece in Uzbekistan’s Reform Puzzle
January 23, 2019
The Missing Piece in Uzbekistan’s Reform Puzzle
The fight for LGBT rights in Uzbekistan is especially important now.
The Missing Piece in Uzbekistan’s Reform Puzzle
How to Pave the Road to Trump-Kim 2.0
January 22, 2019
How to Pave the Road to Trump-Kim 2.0
Working-level talks must proceed with urgency to avoid a repeat of the pitfalls of the 2018 Singapore encounter.
How to Pave the Road to Trump-Kim 2.0
China and the US Are Destined for Peace, Not for War
January 17, 2019
China and the US Are Destined for Peace, Not for War
The trade truce provides a chance for both sides to remember that they are not enemies.
China and the US Are Destined for Peace, Not for War
Taiwan’s Newly Reshuffled Cabinet Looks a Lot Like Its Old Cabinet
January 17, 2019
Taiwan’s Newly Reshuffled Cabinet Looks a Lot Like Its Old Cabinet
Premier William Lai has vacated his post after the DPP’s crushing regional election defeat, but most of Taiwan’s ministers are staying on.
Taiwan’s Newly Reshuffled Cabinet Looks a Lot Like Its Old Cabinet
An American Consensus: Time to Confront China
January 17, 2019
An American Consensus: Time to Confront China
The U.S. approach toward China under the Trump administration has quickly turned to all-out confrontation.
An American Consensus: Time to Confront China
January 7 in Cambodia: One Date, Two Narratives
January 16, 2019
January 7 in Cambodia: One Date, Two Narratives
Cambodian politicians should move beyond their arguments over history and find common ground to move Cambodia forward.
January 7 in Cambodia: One Date, Two Narratives
What ARIA Will and Won’t Do for the US in Asia
January 14, 2019
What ARIA Will and Won’t Do for the US in Asia
U.S. allies will welcome the Asia Reassurance Initiative Act.
What ARIA Will and Won’t Do for the US in Asia
Japan and South Korea’s Unnecessary Squabble
January 12, 2019
Japan and South Korea’s Unnecessary Squabble
The radar lock-on spat centers on a key point: search and rescue operations are not warfare.
Japan and South Korea’s Unnecessary Squabble
Why Duterte’s Controversies Are No Laughing Matter
January 10, 2019
Why Duterte’s Controversies Are No Laughing Matter
Duterte's 'jokes' reveal a lack of respect for institutions, the rule of law, and the Philippine people.
Why Duterte’s Controversies Are No Laughing Matter
Japan’s Hostage Justice System
January 10, 2019
Japan’s Hostage Justice System
If Japan wants to live up to its reputation as one of the world’s most advanced democracies, it needs to modernize its criminal justice system.
Japan’s Hostage Justice System
The Beginning of the US Endgame in Afghanistan
January 08, 2019
The Beginning of the US Endgame in Afghanistan
Expect to see the U.S. establish further political alternatives intended to counterbalance China’s influence in Central Asia.
The Beginning of the US Endgame in Afghanistan
How Iran and Pakistan Matter for a Post-US Withdrawal Afghan Landscape
January 08, 2019
How Iran and Pakistan Matter for a Post-US Withdrawal Afghan Landscape
Strained relations with Pakistan coupled with a hostile posture toward Iran leave Washington stranded in Afghanistan.
How Iran and Pakistan Matter for a Post-US Withdrawal Afghan Landscape
The Forgotten Cold War Sacrifices of the Afghan People
January 08, 2019
The Forgotten Cold War Sacrifices of the Afghan People
Misconceptions about the Soviet invasion point to a larger problem about the way the world thinks about Afghanistan.
The Forgotten Cold War Sacrifices of the Afghan People
Traversing the South China Sea: Safety First
January 05, 2019
Traversing the South China Sea: Safety First
The territorial disputes get all the press, but the real threats to shipping are far more mundane.
Traversing the South China Sea: Safety First
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