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The NBA, Blizzard, and Beyond: Free Expression, Censorship, and China’s Global Reach
October 12, 2019

The NBA, Blizzard, and Beyond: Free Expression, Censorship, and China’s Global Reach

By Ankit Panda
Are we at a tipping point for popular American perceptions of the Chinese Communist Party?

Singapore’s New Yale-NUS Controversy: Was Academic Freedom Violated?
October 10, 2019

Singapore’s New Yale-NUS Controversy: Was Academic Freedom Violated?

By Alicja Polakiewicz
Did the cancellation of an event on dissent challenge the college’s commitment to academic freedom?
A Civilizational Clash Isn’t the Way to Frame US Competition With China
May 20, 2019

A Civilizational Clash Isn’t the Way to Frame US Competition With China

By Ankit Panda
Race and civilization are the wrong framing for the U.S.-China competition.

How ASEAN Strongmen Use Legal Reform to Weaken Democracy
March 07, 2018

How ASEAN Strongmen Use Legal Reform to Weaken Democracy

By Mong Palatino
Hun Sen and Rodrigo Duterte show that constitutional reform remains a favorite tool of the region's power-hungry leaders.

What's Behind Southeast Asia's Developmental Miracle?
February 03, 2018

What's Behind Southeast Asia's Developmental Miracle?

By Teresita Cruz-del Rosario
A closer look at comparative transitions between Southeast Asia and the Middle East can help us understand the forces behind this development.

Central Asian Echoes in Non-Democratic Politics
May 02, 2017

Central Asian Echoes in Non-Democratic Politics

By Casey Michel
Xavier Marquez’s analysis of authoritarianism doesn’t focus on Central Asia, but implications for the region are clear.

A Lesson for the West From Central Asia
January 14, 2017

A Lesson for the West From Central Asia

By Catherine Putz
Discontent will never disappear, but dissent may become dangerous.
A Noisy New Era of Bombs and Bravado
June 22, 2016

A Noisy New Era of Bombs and Bravado

By Asit K. Biswas and Kris Hartley
The peace dividend is in jeopardy.

Tajikistan: The Iron Fist Closes
June 08, 2016

Tajikistan: The Iron Fist Closes

By Cholpon Orozobekova
Even as he consolidates power, Emomali Rahmon's paranoia knows no limits.

Sri Lanka’s National Security Fearmongers
April 15, 2016

Sri Lanka’s National Security Fearmongers

By Taylor Dibbert
Predictable platitudes follow the discovery of a recent arms cache.

Trumpmenbashi
March 22, 2016

Trumpmenbashi

By Sarah Kendzior
What Central Asia’s spectacular states can tell us about authoritarianism in America.
Chunwan, Art and Authoritarianism
February 19, 2016

Chunwan, Art and Authoritarianism

By Chun Peng
Can art flourish under an authoritarian regime?

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