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Why Are Americans Suddenly Pessimistic About the Future of US Power?
December 05, 2013
Why Are Americans Suddenly Pessimistic About the Future of US Power?
Pew Research findings show that isolationism reaches new highs as perceptions of US power reach new lows.
Why Are Americans Suddenly Pessimistic About the Future of US Power?
Asia’s Palestine? West Papua's Independence Struggle
November 07, 2013
Asia’s Palestine? West Papua's Independence Struggle
The world is finally taking notice of West Papua’s plight.
Asia’s Palestine? West Papua's Independence Struggle
Nepal’s Elections Hang in the Balance
February 25, 2013
Nepal’s Elections Hang in the Balance
Despite hope that Nepal’s crawl toward democracy will continue, uncertainty and infighting persist.
Nepal’s Elections Hang in the Balance
Singapore’s Population Debate Grows Heated
February 18, 2013
Singapore’s Population Debate Grows Heated
A government White Paper calls for Singapore’s population to hit 6.9 million by 2030. Citizens protest.
Singapore’s Population Debate Grows Heated
Hard Times for Press Freedom in Asia
February 01, 2013
Hard Times for Press Freedom in Asia
“Nearly half of the twenty countries with the least amount of press freedom…are located in the Asia-Pacific.”
Hard Times for Press Freedom in Asia
End of 30-Year Hunt for Marcos Billions?
January 08, 2013
End of 30-Year Hunt for Marcos Billions?
The Philippines may conclude its effort to retrieve the former dictator’s fortune — with less than half recovered.
End of 30-Year Hunt for Marcos Billions?
Rape Victim’s Death Spurs Additional Protests
January 01, 2013
Rape Victim’s Death Spurs Additional Protests
Will public outrage translate into real, lasting change?
Rape Victim’s Death Spurs Additional Protests
South Korea’s Presidential Election: Formula for Victory
December 19, 2012
South Korea’s Presidential Election: Formula for Victory
South Korea’s Presidential Election on Wednesday will turn on three factors, says Scott A. Snyder: which side unifies its base, demographics, and voter turnout.
South Korea’s Presidential Election: Formula for Victory
India's Battle for Freedom in Cyberspace
December 07, 2012
India's Battle for Freedom in Cyberspace
The arrest of two young women over Facebook comments has renewed a much needed debate over internet censorship.
India's Battle for Freedom in Cyberspace
 Protests Sweep Through ASEAN
December 06, 2012
Protests Sweep Through ASEAN
November saw protests in Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, and Burma, and may be a harbinger of things to come.
Protests Sweep Through ASEAN
An Early Election for Malaysia?
December 05, 2012
An Early Election for Malaysia?
Prime Minister Najib Razak would likely prevail, though the challenges he faces are quickly piling up.
An Early Election for Malaysia?
Human Rights Declaration Falls Short
November 28, 2012
Human Rights Declaration Falls Short
ASEAN’s recent declaration on human rights has been met with criticism from a broad spectrum of groups.
Human Rights Declaration Falls Short
An Extraordinary Moment: Obama Makes History in Burma
November 20, 2012
An Extraordinary Moment: Obama Makes History in Burma
The Diplomat’s Steve Finch reports from Burma on President Barack Obama’s historic visit. Will reforms press forward?
An Extraordinary Moment: Obama Makes History in Burma
In Tibet: Protests and Self-Immolations Continue
November 16, 2012
In Tibet: Protests and Self-Immolations Continue
“students gathered…to replace the Chinese flags atop their school with the Tibetan independence flag.”
In Tibet: Protests and Self-Immolations Continue
Indonesia’s Rising Star: Jokowi
November 14, 2012
Indonesia’s Rising Star: Jokowi
Jakarta Governor Joko Widodo, or “Jokowi,” is quickly climbing the political ladder in Indonesia.
Indonesia’s Rising Star: Jokowi
Is Singapore Worth Emulating?
November 12, 2012
Is Singapore Worth Emulating?
With its rapid accumulation of wealth and development, many look to the city-state as model – but there are concerns.
Is Singapore Worth Emulating?
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