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Taiwan’s Relations with India: Partisan Divides
January 25, 2020

Taiwan’s Relations with India: Partisan Divides

By Timothy S. Rich, Andi Dahmer, Madelynn Einhorn, and Vasabjit Banerjee
What do Taiwanese people think about burgeoning ties with India? To a large extent, it depends on their political affiliation.

The Pitfalls in Afghanistan’s Peace Process
January 24, 2020

The Pitfalls in Afghanistan’s Peace Process

By Daud Khattak
A US-Taliban peace agreement seems closer than ever, but the whole thing could unravel when it comes time for intra-Afghan talks.
Survey: Nearly Half of Afghans Want US Troops Out After Deal
January 24, 2020

Survey: Nearly Half of Afghans Want US Troops Out After Deal

By Associated Press
Afghans remain divided about whether U.S. and NATO troops should stay after a peace deal -- 46 percent say leave, 33 percent say stay.

CPEC and Beyond: China and the US Fight For Influence In Pakistan
January 24, 2020

CPEC and Beyond: China and the US Fight For Influence In Pakistan

By Umair Jamal
Beijing and Washington tussle to have their way with Islamabad’s foreign policy decisions.

Why Is India’s Right Wing Defaming the Women Protesters of Shaheen Bagh?
January 23, 2020

Why Is India’s Right Wing Defaming the Women Protesters of Shaheen Bagh?

By Avishek Jha
Pro-government media and politicians have cast the protesters as paid anti-India agents, but that’s far from the reality driving the demonstrations.

A Lukewarm Commitment: India and Gender Equality in Security Affairs
January 23, 2020

A Lukewarm Commitment: India and Gender Equality in Security Affairs

By Akanksha Khullar
India can do much more to support the women, peace, and security agenda.

How Asians See the World in 2020: Insights From Public Opinion
January 23, 2020

How Asians See the World in 2020: Insights From Public Opinion

By Ankit Panda
Discussing recent trends in elite and public opinion in Asia.
Social Justice a Distant Dream for Nepal’s Dalits
January 23, 2020

Social Justice a Distant Dream for Nepal’s Dalits

By Vishal Arora
A Nepali MP shares her experiences as a low-caste woman.

Ending the War Won’t Solve Afghanistan’s Governance Problem
January 23, 2020

Ending the War Won’t Solve Afghanistan’s Governance Problem

By Gul Maqsood Sabit
Afghanistan has made progress, but without a well-functioning government at the helm all those gains risk being lost.

Countdown to Doomsday: The Asia Factor
January 23, 2020

Countdown to Doomsday: The Asia Factor

By Jon Letman
We’re now 100 seconds to midnight. How can the Asia-Pacific contribute to (or counter) doomsday?

Battle for India’s New Citizenship Law Moves to Top Court
January 22, 2020

Battle for India’s New Citizenship Law Moves to Top Court

By Associated Press
The Indian Supreme Court will hear arguments for and against the controversial citizenship law, which opponents say discriminates against Muslims.
What CPEC Means for China’s Middle East Relations
January 22, 2020

What CPEC Means for China’s Middle East Relations

By Nader Habibi and Hans Yue Zhu
CPEC will significantly enhance China’s capacity to expand her economic and strategic relations with energy-rich Middle Eastern countries.

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