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Agree to Disagree? US, Taliban Trade Barbs Over Continuing Violence
October 20, 2020

Agree to Disagree? US, Taliban Trade Barbs Over Continuing Violence

By Catherine Putz
The Taliban and U.S. clearly have different understandings of the deal they signed in February.

In Vietnam’s Capital, Japanese PM Pushes Indo-Pacific Vision
October 20, 2020

In Vietnam’s Capital, Japanese PM Pushes Indo-Pacific Vision

By Sebastian Strangio
In building on Japan's complementary interests with Vietnam, Suga has signaled a clear continuity with his precedessor's foreign policy approach.
The Taiwan–India ‘Milk Tea Alliance’
October 20, 2020

The Taiwan–India ‘Milk Tea Alliance’

By Jassie Hsi Cheng
The stage is set for the expansion of India-Taiwan relations, but how far can ties develop?

Amid Rising Big Power Tensions, Nepal Seeks a New Foreign Policy
October 19, 2020

Amid Rising Big Power Tensions, Nepal Seeks a New Foreign Policy

By Kamal Dev Bhattarai
Kathmandu will have to balance Beijing, New Delhi, and Washington as it seeks a new way forward to advance national interest.

What’s Next for Moon’s North Korea Policy?
October 19, 2020

What’s Next for Moon’s North Korea Policy?

By Hae Won Jeong
The Moon Jae-in administration continues to call for an end-of-war declaration. Is that realistic?

Following Fresh US Sanctions, Will China Bail out Iran?
October 19, 2020

Following Fresh US Sanctions, Will China Bail out Iran?

By Emily Jin
When the United States cuts off Iran completely, will China step in? This question comes at a critical time, but the answer is complicated. 

What Does the New Asia Power Index Say About the Quad?
October 19, 2020

What Does the New Asia Power Index Say About the Quad?

By Abhijnan Rej
The Lowy index points to a grim bipolar future for Asia.
Is the Quad Bound by Values or Interests?
October 19, 2020

Is the Quad Bound by Values or Interests?

By Grant Wyeth
Is the Quad really made up of “vibrant and pluralistic democracies with shared values”?

Italian Policemen Sentenced for Kidnapping Kazakh Ex-Banker’s Family
October 19, 2020

Italian Policemen Sentenced for Kidnapping Kazakh Ex-Banker’s Family

By Paolo Sorbello
Italian police staged a special operation to detain and repatriate the wife and daughter of Mukhtar Ablyazov in 2013. Now seven of those involved were sentenced. 

Japan’s Pragmatic New PM Pushes Abe’s Vision on Southeast Asia Trip
October 19, 2020

Japan’s Pragmatic New PM Pushes Abe’s Vision on Southeast Asia Trip

By Associated Press
As Suga Yoshihide jets off on his first overseas trip as Japan's leader, he is battling a number of controversies at home.

Five Eyes Defense Ministers Meet Amid Widening Agenda
October 17, 2020

Five Eyes Defense Ministers Meet Amid Widening Agenda

By Abhijnan Rej
Five Eyes consultations are becoming more frequent. But is that necessarily a good thing?
China Tried to Pry India and Taiwan Apart. They Only Grew Closer.
October 17, 2020

China Tried to Pry India and Taiwan Apart. They Only Grew Closer.

By Nick Aspinwall
China told Indian media not to call Taiwan a country ahead of its national day. It became the perfect opportunity for Taiwan and India to celebrate their friendship.

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