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Biden Delegation Pledges US Support for Taiwan Self-Defense
April 17, 2021

Biden Delegation Pledges US Support for Taiwan Self-Defense

By Nick Aspinwall
An unofficial delegation led by former Senator Chris Dodd completed a three-day visit to Taiwan in a show of support from the Biden administration.

What Does South Korea Think of the China-US COVID Blame Game?
April 16, 2021

What Does South Korea Think of the China-US COVID Blame Game?

By Arpit Raswant and Jiye Kim
South Korean discourses are notably critical of both the Chinese and U.S. positions amid the ongoing pandemic.
Special ASEAN Summit on Myanmar Set for April 24
April 16, 2021

Special ASEAN Summit on Myanmar Set for April 24

By Sebastian Strangio
After weeks of planning, the long-promised emergency meeting on the crisis in Myanmar finally has a date.

Blinken in Afghanistan to Sell Biden Troop Withdrawal
April 16, 2021

Blinken in Afghanistan to Sell Biden Troop Withdrawal

By Matthew Lee
"The partnership is changing, but the partnership itself is enduring,” Blinken said during his unannounced visit to Afghanistan.

Europe’s Troubling Turkmenistan Engagement
April 16, 2021

Europe’s Troubling Turkmenistan Engagement

By Jade McGlynn and Luke Rawlings
If they are concerned that “democracy is in retreat,” the U.K. and other leading European democracies might want to consider their own retrograde roles in the process.

A Rohingya Girl Stuck Between Three Countries
April 15, 2021

A Rohingya Girl Stuck Between Three Countries

By Rajeev Bhattacharya
The 14-year-old was about to be deported to Myanmar from India when authorities refused to admit her back. Meanwhile, she wants to be reunited with her parents in Bangladesh.

Taliban Not Ready to Attend Turkey Summit on Afghan Peace
April 13, 2021

Taliban Not Ready to Attend Turkey Summit on Afghan Peace

By Catherine Putz
A Taliban spokesman said the group was not ready to attend the conference the U.S. and the Afghan government had hoped to start on April 16.
Malaysia and Indonesia in the Middle East
April 13, 2021

Malaysia and Indonesia in the Middle East

By Guy Burton
The two Muslim-majority Southeast Asian states cannot avoid domestic implications from their policies toward the Middle East.

The Biden-Suga Summit: What to Expect
April 13, 2021

The Biden-Suga Summit: What to Expect

By Joshua W. Walker
If both leaders play their cards right, ties between Tokyo and Washington could anchor a peaceful and rules-based order in the Indo-Pacific for years to come.

Europe Adds Uzbekistan to GSP+ Trade Scheme
April 13, 2021

Europe Adds Uzbekistan to GSP+ Trade Scheme

By Catherine Putz
The benefits -- zero tariffs on a range of goods -- come with rights monitoring requirements of shortcomings Uzbekistan may have difficulty improving.

Turkic Council Sets Sights on Upgrade Rooted in Economic Connectivity Projects
April 12, 2021

Turkic Council Sets Sights on Upgrade Rooted in Economic Connectivity Projects

By Umida Hashimova
The Turkic Council aims to grow its political and economic significance.
Malaysian FM’s ‘Big Brother’ China Gaffe: Faux Pas or Freudian Slip?
April 12, 2021

Malaysian FM’s ‘Big Brother’ China Gaffe: Faux Pas or Freudian Slip?

By James Chin
The comments by the country's top diplomat touched on a number of core Malaysian anxieties about China.

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