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So, Are Nepal-India Ties Back on Track?
March 02, 2016

So, Are Nepal-India Ties Back on Track?

By Ankit Panda
Not quite yet, but realities will prevail.
In Myanmar, A Simple Verdict on a Flawed Election
January 08, 2016

In Myanmar, A Simple Verdict on a Flawed Election

By Allison Lim and Michael Kugelman
For many in Myanmar, criticisms of the recent elections are immaterial and the reality on the ground is much different.

Sri Lanka’s Maithripala Sirisena Is No Stranger to Politics
January 04, 2016

Sri Lanka’s Maithripala Sirisena Is No Stranger to Politics

By Taylor Dibbert
A recently published article on USAID’s blog is cause for concern.

Myanmar's Electoral Landscape: Vibrant, But Uncertain
September 23, 2015

Myanmar's Electoral Landscape: Vibrant, But Uncertain

By Phuong Nguyen
As Myanmar approaches a historic election, things appear stable, though uncertainty persists.

Sri Lanka's August Parliamentary Election, Seen Up Close
August 31, 2015

Sri Lanka's August Parliamentary Election, Seen Up Close

By Taylor Dibbert
Do Sri Lankans have confidence in the process and practice of their democracy?
A Bleak Outlook for Democracy in the Maldives
June 22, 2015

A Bleak Outlook for Democracy in the Maldives

By Ankit Panda
Months after Mohamed Nasheed's show trial, democracy and the rule of law show no signs of recovery in the Maldives.

The Future of Government: What We Can Learn from Asia
June 19, 2015

The Future of Government: What We Can Learn from Asia

By Akhilesh Pillalamarri
Western democracy may not be the end of history after all -- Asia has another model in mind.
Trouble in Paradise: Democracy Retreats in the Maldives
March 14, 2015

Trouble in Paradise: Democracy Retreats in the Maldives

By Ankit Panda
Former Maldivian President Mohamed Nasheed has been sentenced to 13 years in prison on terrorism charges.

The Tyranny of SE Asia's Establishment
November 08, 2014

The Tyranny of SE Asia's Establishment

By Serhat Ünaldi
The "old middle class" in Southeast Asia is turning against democracy in a bid to protect its interests.

Is China Incompatible With Democracy?
November 05, 2014

Is China Incompatible With Democracy?

By Barclay Bram Shoemaker
While Hong Kong protests, is it really the case that democracy could never take root on the mainland?

The Future of China and Russia: Can a David Fracture a Goliath?
October 23, 2014

The Future of China and Russia: Can a David Fracture a Goliath?

By Walter C. Clemens, Jr.
Proponents of democracy have reason to hope that history is on their side.
Chinese Democracy: A ‘Nightmare’ Scenario for US
October 22, 2014

Chinese Democracy: A ‘Nightmare’ Scenario for US

By Zachary Keck
"China as a liberal democracy would be a much more nationalist, much more dangerous country."

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