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The Foreign Policy Outlook of South Korea’s Ruling Party Presidential Candidate
October 22, 2021

The Foreign Policy Outlook of South Korea’s Ruling Party Presidential Candidate

By Hae Kyung Ahn
The Democratic Party has a presidential candidate: Governor Lee Jae-myung. Where does he stand on inter-Korean and foreign relations?

How UAVs Could Spark a Military Conflict in the Taiwan Strait
October 22, 2021

How UAVs Could Spark a Military Conflict in the Taiwan Strait

By Tobias Burgers and Scott N. Romaniuk
It makes tactical, operational, and strategic sense for China to start using UAVs in its incursions into Taiwan's ADIZ. Taiwan needs to decide now how it would respond.
South Korea Test Launches 1st Domestically Made Space Rocket
October 22, 2021

South Korea Test Launches 1st Domestically Made Space Rocket

By Kim Tong-hyung
"Although (the launch) failed to achieve its objectives perfectly, it was an excellent accomplishment for a first launch," President Moon said in a televised speech. 

Hong Kong’s Media Under Siege
October 22, 2021

Hong Kong’s Media Under Siege

By Angeli Datt
As the world celebrates journalists, this year's Nobel Peace Prize recipients, Hong Kong silences the media.

What Do People in Taiwan Think About Their Military?
October 21, 2021

What Do People in Taiwan Think About Their Military?

By Austin Horng-En Wang, Charles K. S. Wu, Fan-Yu Chen, and Yao-Yuan Yeh
As the perceived threat from China rises, people in Taiwan are reevaluating long-held negative views of their military.

The Biden Administration Has Shown Unwavering Support for Taiwan
October 21, 2021

The Biden Administration Has Shown Unwavering Support for Taiwan

By Derek Grossman
Building on the Trump administration's tough line, President Joe Biden and his cabinet have missed no opportunity to reiterate the U.S. commitment to Taipei.

What’s Wrong With Mongolia’s Naadam Festival?
October 21, 2021

What’s Wrong With Mongolia’s Naadam Festival?

By Munkhnaran Bayarlkhagva
Both as a reflection of Mongolia’s historical narrative and as a celebration of its cultural identity, the festival badly needs reform.
Op-Ed in China Draws Backlash for Advocating Women ‘Warm Rural Bachelors’ Beds’
October 20, 2021

Op-Ed in China Draws Backlash for Advocating Women ‘Warm Rural Bachelors’ Beds’

By Jesse Turland
Since the latest census results confirmed slowing marriage and birth rates, policy solutions have increasingly undermined women’s rights.

Can Russia and Mongolia Replace Australia’s Coal Supply to China?
October 20, 2021

Can Russia and Mongolia Replace Australia’s Coal Supply to China?

By Bolor Lkhaajav
As China grapples with an energy shortage, it is increasingly looking to source coal from its northern neighbors.

China’s Shenzhou 13 Mission and Its Long-Term Impact
October 20, 2021

China’s Shenzhou 13 Mission and Its Long-Term Impact

By Namrata Goswami
With three astronauts set to spend six months on China’s space station, this is China’s most ambitious human space mission to date.

Why Is North Korea Launching So Many Missiles?
October 19, 2021

Why Is North Korea Launching So Many Missiles?

By Mitch Shin
North Korea appeared to fire an SLBM on Tuesday, ahead of a meeting between the U.S. and South Korea to discuss North Korea issues this weekend.
AUKUS Is Only Half the Equation
October 18, 2021

AUKUS Is Only Half the Equation

By Ryan Nabil
The United States and Britain should prioritize economic ties in their emerging Asia alliance.

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