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Japan Pushes for Stronger Cooperation to Counter China at G7
June 30, 2022

Japan Pushes for Stronger Cooperation to Counter China at G7

By Thisanka Siripala
Japan's prime minister stressed that Russia and China pose similar threats to the rules-based international order.
Hong Kong’s Dismantled Society
June 30, 2022

Hong Kong’s Dismantled Society

By Michael Mo
The remaking of Hong Kong includes weakening or disbanding political representation down to the neighborhood level.

China’s Baidu Races Waymo, GM to Develop Self-driving Cars
June 30, 2022

China’s Baidu Races Waymo, GM to Develop Self-driving Cars

By Joe McDonald
Baidu and a rival, Pony.ai, received China's first licenses in April to operate taxis with no one in the driver's seat but with a safety supervisor on board.

China’s Directed Energy Weapons and Counterspace Applications
June 29, 2022

China’s Directed Energy Weapons and Counterspace Applications

By Oskar Glaese
China's non-kinetic physical anti-satellite weapons, including DEWs, will play a critical part in future warfare.

Same-Sex Marriage Ban Continues in Japan
June 28, 2022

Same-Sex Marriage Ban Continues in Japan

By Airin Ri
A ruling by the Osaka district court reflects the same outdated rhetoric as the conservative government.
Mongolia Hosts 7th Ulaanbaatar Dialogue on Northeast Asian Security
June 28, 2022

Mongolia Hosts 7th Ulaanbaatar Dialogue on Northeast Asian Security

By Bolor Lkhaajav
After a two-year hiatus due to COVID-19, Mongolia's pre-eminent foreign policy mechanism is back in action.

Domestic and Global Political Impacts of K-Pop: BoA, BTS, and Beyond
June 28, 2022

Domestic and Global Political Impacts of K-Pop: BoA, BTS, and Beyond

By Jason Bartlett
Korean entertainment, in particular K-Pop, has provided a unique opportunity for Seoul to improve its global standing.
JICA’s VP on TICAD8 and Japan’s Approach to Africa
June 28, 2022

JICA’s VP on TICAD8 and Japan’s Approach to Africa

By Raphael Obonyo
“Now is the time that we, as an international community, must come together to help Africa build back better from COVID-19 as well as the Ukraine crisis.”

China’s Non-Leadership in the Taliban’s Afghanistan
June 27, 2022

China’s Non-Leadership in the Taliban’s Afghanistan

By Barbara Kelemen
China has little interest in providing global leadership on the Afghanistan issue, especially when selective engagement seems to be paying off.

The Biden Administration’s China Strategy
June 27, 2022

The Biden Administration’s China Strategy

By Mercy A. Kuo
Insights from Raymond Kuo.

Understanding China’s Military Operations Other Than War
June 25, 2022

Understanding China’s Military Operations Other Than War

By James Char
The latest trial guidelines are less ominous than comparisons to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine would make it seem.
China’s ‘Fragmented Authoritarianism’ During the COVID-19 Pandemic
June 25, 2022

China’s ‘Fragmented Authoritarianism’ During the COVID-19 Pandemic

By Zhenze Huang
China’s pandemic response has been heavily mediated by the always-complex relationship between central and local governments.

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