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How Europe’s Big 3 Are Shifting on China
August 14, 2020

How Europe’s Big 3 Are Shifting on China

By Philippe Le Corre and John Ferguson
As the U.K. leads and France follows, the world now awaits a verdict from Germany on Huawei, Hong Kong, and more.

Taiwan and US Pledge Health Partnership, Possible Trade Agreement After Azar Visit
August 14, 2020

Taiwan and US Pledge Health Partnership, Possible Trade Agreement After Azar Visit

By Nick Aspinwall
Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen said Thursday her country would seek a trade agreement and closer security ties with the United States.
Should China’s Afghan Outreach Worry India?
August 14, 2020

Should China’s Afghan Outreach Worry India?

By Monish Tourangbam and Chayanika Saxena
How should New Delhi read Chinese designs in Afghanistan?

Is Pakistan Losing Saudi Arabia?
August 13, 2020

Is Pakistan Losing Saudi Arabia?

By Sudha Ramachandran
By attempting to arm-twist Riyadh on the Kashmir issue, Islamabad is undermining relations with a long-time patron.

EU Slaps Duties on Cambodia Exports Over Rights Concerns
August 13, 2020

EU Slaps Duties on Cambodia Exports Over Rights Concerns

By Associated Press
The decision hits the "Everything But Arms" — or EBA — program that Cambodia has with the EU.

Kyrgyzstan and Belarus: Congratulations and Notes of Protest
August 12, 2020

Kyrgyzstan and Belarus: Congratulations and Notes of Protest

By Catherine Putz
One day, a note of congrats for Lukashenko; the next a note of protest because Lukashenko appeared with a wanted former Kyrgyz prime minister.

Indian Frustration With China Grows
August 12, 2020

Indian Frustration With China Grows

By Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan
New Delhi’s responses to Beijing’s efforts -- such as raising the Kashmir issue at the U.N. -- are becoming increasingly harsh.
Did Nigeria Really Cede Its Sovereignty to China in a Loan Agreement?
August 12, 2020

Did Nigeria Really Cede Its Sovereignty to China in a Loan Agreement?

By Laure Deron
A legal review of the public debate sparked by a Nigeria-China commercial loan agreement.

Uzbek Journalist Detained in Kyrgyzstan at Tashkent’s Request
August 12, 2020

Uzbek Journalist Detained in Kyrgyzstan at Tashkent’s Request

By Catherine Putz
In 2018, Bobomurod Abdullaev walked out of jail in Uzbekistan after a surprising conclusion to a case levied against him by the state. New charges could mark a step backward.

The Souring of Iran-South Korea Relations
August 11, 2020

The Souring of Iran-South Korea Relations

By Nima Khorrami
Seoul’s unapologetic stance could single a change in its approach to resource and trade diplomacy in the Middle East.

Why Did Pakistan Lay Claim to the Indian Territory of Junagadh? 
August 10, 2020

Why Did Pakistan Lay Claim to the Indian Territory of Junagadh? 

By Krzysztof Iwanek
The Junagadh issue had once been used to raise points in the Kashmir dispute. But this is no longer of significance.
Chinese Government-Paid Scientists Plead Guilty to Stealing Research From an American Children’s Hospital
August 08, 2020

Chinese Government-Paid Scientists Plead Guilty to Stealing Research From an American Children’s Hospital

By Bonnie Girard
The same week, hundreds of NGOs urged the U.S. attorney general to designate the Chinese Communist Party a “transnational criminal organization.”

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