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Course Correction: Promising Signs for Australia-South Korea Relations
October 12, 2019

Course Correction: Promising Signs for Australia-South Korea Relations

By Tom Corben
After a period of neglect, leaders in Canberra and Seoul appear to be putting bilateral ties back on course.
Is It Necessary for South Korea to Nurture Another Financial Hub?
October 11, 2019

Is It Necessary for South Korea to Nurture Another Financial Hub?

By Tae-jun Kang
Building an additional international financial center in Jeonbuk could simply be a waste of money.

Japan Mulls Mass Pardon of Petty Crimes to Mark New Emperor’s Enthronement
October 11, 2019

Japan Mulls Mass Pardon of Petty Crimes to Mark New Emperor’s Enthronement

By Thisanka Siripala
The tradition of pardoning crimes in light of major imperial events brings into question the need for amnesty in the criminal justice system.

Behind the Second Modi-Xi Informal Summit, the Wuhan Spirit Is Fraying
October 10, 2019

Behind the Second Modi-Xi Informal Summit, the Wuhan Spirit Is Fraying

By Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan
The state of the bilateral relationship has gotten rockier since the two leaders last met.

Following North Korean SLBM Test, Japan Conducts Missile Interceptor Drill in Tokyo
October 10, 2019

Following North Korean SLBM Test, Japan Conducts Missile Interceptor Drill in Tokyo

By Ankit Panda
The test was the first of its kind in six years.
Sports Diplomacy: The Case of the Two Koreas
October 10, 2019

Sports Diplomacy: The Case of the Two Koreas

By Layne Vandenberg
North Korea has long used sport as a means for diplomacy, humanizing the regime and its people.

Taiwan’s Human Rights Miracle Does Not Extend to Its Southeast Asian Foreign Workers
October 10, 2019

Taiwan’s Human Rights Miracle Does Not Extend to Its Southeast Asian Foreign Workers

By Nick Aspinwall
Recent incidents affecting Southeast Asian foreign workers muddy Taiwan’s claims as a regional guarantor of human rights. 
How Public Discourse Keeps the ‘Domestic’ and the ‘Foreign’ Separate in Japan
October 10, 2019

How Public Discourse Keeps the ‘Domestic’ and the ‘Foreign’ Separate in Japan

By Xiaochen Su
Caricatured images pervade Japanese portrayals and understanding of foreigners.

Hacking Darwin: Genetic Engineering and the Future of Humanity
October 09, 2019

Hacking Darwin: Genetic Engineering and the Future of Humanity

By Mercy A. Kuo
Insights from Jamie Metzl.

Japan-Vietnam Defense Cooperation in the Headlines With Naval Consultations
October 09, 2019

Japan-Vietnam Defense Cooperation in the Headlines With Naval Consultations

By Prashanth Parameswaran
A recent consultation highlighted some of the ongoing activity in the naval aspect of the bilateral defense relationship.

European States on UN Security Council Issue Statement on North Korean Missile Tests
October 09, 2019

European States on UN Security Council Issue Statement on North Korean Missile Tests

By Ankit Panda
The statement followed North Korea’s launch of the Pukguksong-3 submarine-launched ballistic missile.
US Announces Visa Restrictions for Chinese Officials Involved in Xinjiang Abuses
October 09, 2019

US Announces Visa Restrictions for Chinese Officials Involved in Xinjiang Abuses

By Ankit Panda
The list of Chinese officials affected by the ban is not public.

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