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The Debate is our home for the best opinions from around Asia. Whether it is negotiating with Iran, responding to North Korean provocations, discussing Japan's looming demographic issues, or considering the new balance of power in the Asia-Pacific, some of the region's leading thinkers offer their take.

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70 Years of Separation: The Families Who Remain Divided by the Korean War
June 25, 2020

70 Years of Separation: The Families Who Remain Divided by the Korean War

By Eugene Lee and Paul K. Lee
Whether driven apart by the war or through more recent adoptions and defections, Korean Americans have few options for reuniting with their families.
Remembering Japan’s Colonial Abuses Against Koreans on Hashima Island
June 25, 2020

Remembering Japan’s Colonial Abuses Against Koreans on Hashima Island

By Yuji Hosaka
Despite the claims of a former resident of the island, Japanese abuses against Koreans were widespread.

Keeping a Bad Deal at All Costs: US Moral Failure in Afghanistan
June 24, 2020

Keeping a Bad Deal at All Costs: US Moral Failure in Afghanistan

By  Aidan Mark Lewis
U.S. policy toward Afghanistan has been short-sighted and ill-conceived for decades.

A New Chapter in Uzbekistan’s Cotton Sector?
June 23, 2020

A New Chapter in Uzbekistan’s Cotton Sector?

By Umida Niyazova
Despite progress in combating forced labor, Uzbekistan has yet to meaningfully engage in the civil society focused reforms necessary.

China’s Media Influence Has Gone Global. So Has the Pushback.
June 18, 2020

China’s Media Influence Has Gone Global. So Has the Pushback.

By Sarah Cook
Beijing's campaign to control narratives about China the world over is attracting more attention -- and opposition.
Black Lives Matter Should Be a Wake-Up Call for India
June 17, 2020

Black Lives Matter Should Be a Wake-Up Call for India

By StoriesAsia
The Black Lives Matter movement in the United States should remind India that it has much soul-seeking to do on issues of race and identity.

COVID-19: Boosting Indo-Pacific Alignment and India’s Regional Role
June 16, 2020

COVID-19: Boosting Indo-Pacific Alignment and India’s Regional Role

By Amrita Jash
COVID-19 may provide a geopolitical opportunity for the Quad.
Before the Tiananmen Massacre, Uyghurs Led Their Own Protest
June 16, 2020

Before the Tiananmen Massacre, Uyghurs Led Their Own Protest

By Dolkun Isa
Remembering the 1988 demonstration that changed the course of the Uyghur rights movement.

Banning Chinese Students Won’t Safeguard US National Security
June 12, 2020

Banning Chinese Students Won’t Safeguard US National Security

By Connor Fairman
A proposed ban would not only fail to address the main avenue of Chinese espionage, it will also hurt U.S. universities.

It’s Time to Stop the Chinese Communist Party’s Shadow Campaign for Power at the United Nations
June 11, 2020

It’s Time to Stop the Chinese Communist Party’s Shadow Campaign for Power at the United Nations

By Michael McCaul
The CCP poses a significant long-term national security and economic threat to the U.S. and our allies.

What Taipei Can Teach Local Leaders Elsewhere About Democratic Governance
June 10, 2020

What Taipei Can Teach Local Leaders Elsewhere About Democratic Governance

By Ko Wen-je and Chris Li
Where would Taiwan’s success be without Taipei?
Justice and the June Events: Looking Back at Kyrgyzstan’s 2010 Troubles
June 09, 2020

Justice and the June Events: Looking Back at Kyrgyzstan’s 2010 Troubles

By Ivar Dale
Two wrongs don’t make a right: a decade after violence exploded in Kyrgyzstan’s south, Azimzhan Askarov remains in jail.

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