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Nagasaki, the Center of Catholicism in Japan, Prepares to Welcome Pope Francis
November 20, 2019

Nagasaki, the Center of Catholicism in Japan, Prepares to Welcome Pope Francis

By Associated Press
From ‘Hidden Christians’ to the 1945 atomic bombing, Nagasaki’s Catholic community has a long and often tragic history.

How China Influences Media in Central and Eastern Europe
November 19, 2019

How China Influences Media in Central and Eastern Europe

By Ivana Karásková
China has successfully planted its narratives on topics like the Hong Kong protests into major news outlets across Central and Eastern Europe.
Vientiane Vision 2.0 Puts Japan’s Asia Security Role into Focus
November 19, 2019

Vientiane Vision 2.0 Puts Japan’s Asia Security Role into Focus

By Prashanth Parameswaran
The new initiative is yet another manifestation of Tokyo’s increasing defense role in the region.

Thanks, But No Thanks: North Korea Tells Trump No More Substance-Free Summtis
November 19, 2019

Thanks, But No Thanks: North Korea Tells Trump No More Substance-Free Summtis

By Ankit Panda
A North Korean statement warns the United States that Trump won’t be given more summits “he can boast of.”

Campus Under Siege as Hong Kong Police Battle Protesters
November 19, 2019

Campus Under Siege as Hong Kong Police Battle Protesters

By Associated Press
For days, protesters have fortified Hong Kong Polytechnic University against police. Now things are coming to a head.

US Sports Stakes in China: Deals Vs. Democracy
November 19, 2019

US Sports Stakes in China: Deals Vs. Democracy

By Mercy A. Kuo
Insights from Andrew Brandt.

China’s Indigenous Carrier Transits Taiwan Strait
November 18, 2019

China’s Indigenous Carrier Transits Taiwan Strait

By Ankit Panda
The transit comes shortly after President Tsai Ing-wen announced her running mate.
US Defense Secretary Esper’s Second Asia Trip Puts Alliances in Focus
November 18, 2019

US Defense Secretary Esper’s Second Asia Trip Puts Alliances in Focus

By Ankit Panda
The U.S. secretary of defense contends with cost-sharing and other controversies.

Japan, South Korean Envoys, Execs Discuss Ways to Cool Tensions
November 16, 2019

Japan, South Korean Envoys, Execs Discuss Ways to Cool Tensions

By Associated Press
The meetings between business leaders were decidedly friendlier.

How Chinese Norms Are Going Global
November 16, 2019

How Chinese Norms Are Going Global

By Reza Hasmath and Jennifer Y.J. Hsu
From human rights to good governance, Chinese norms are spreading. How should Western governments react?

Is BRICS Losing Its Shine for China?
November 15, 2019

Is BRICS Losing Its Shine for China?

By Eleanor Albert
Excitement surrounding the BRICS may be waning as economic and political divisions grow.
Trump Year Three: The State of US Alliances in Asia
November 09, 2019

Trump Year Three: The State of US Alliances in Asia

By Ankit Panda
Where do American alliances in Asia stand as the Trump administration looks to wrap up its third year in power?

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