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Adding Myanmar to the Trump Travel Ban Would Be a Mistake
January 25, 2020

Adding Myanmar to the Trump Travel Ban Would Be a Mistake

By Daniel O'Connor
Such a move would only serve to push Myanmar further away from the U.S. – and toward China.

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.
Who’s Afraid of the First China-Russia Road Bridge?
January 25, 2020

Who’s Afraid of the First China-Russia Road Bridge?

By Yuan Jiang
Addressing the persistent myth that China seeks a demographic takeover of the Russian Far East.

Through Eritrea, China Quietly Makes Inroads Near the Red Sea
January 25, 2020

Through Eritrea, China Quietly Makes Inroads Near the Red Sea

By Austin Bodetti
China is finding an eager partner in Eritrea, an autocratic state generally overlooked entirely by world powers.

The Human Costs of Peace in Korea
January 24, 2020

The Human Costs of Peace in Korea

By Eun A Jo
As Moon doubles down on his peace initiative, North Korean refugees will face greater challenges in the South.

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.

China Cargo Train Routes Face Backlash in Finland
January 24, 2020

China Cargo Train Routes Face Backlash in Finland

By Jukka Aukia
A Finnish state media documentary raises questions about the Kouvola-Xi’an train connection – and, implicitly, the wider China-Finland relationship.
Taiwan, Shut Out From WHO, Confronts Deadly Wuhan Coronavirus
January 24, 2020

Taiwan, Shut Out From WHO, Confronts Deadly Wuhan Coronavirus

By Nick Aspinwall
President Tsai and a senior U.S. official called for Taiwan’s inclusion in the WHO as the nation confirmed its first coronavirus case on Tuesday.

UN Court Orders Myanmar to Prevent Rohingya Genocide
January 24, 2020

UN Court Orders Myanmar to Prevent Rohingya Genocide

By Associated Press
The court delivered a sweeping legal victory for the persecuted Muslim minority.

What Does the UK’s New ASEAN Mission Say About Its Southeast Asia Engagement Post-Brexit?
January 24, 2020

What Does the UK’s New ASEAN Mission Say About Its Southeast Asia Engagement Post-Brexit?

By Prashanth Parameswaran
Britain continues to shape its relationship with Southeast Asia amid ongoing domestic and regional developments.

The Tough Road Ahead for US-Japan Host Nation Support Negotiations
January 23, 2020

The Tough Road Ahead for US-Japan Host Nation Support Negotiations

By Yuki Tatsumi
With election season looming in the U.S., the question of Japan's financial contribution to the alliance could become politically fraught.
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.

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