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ASEAN Must Step-up or Face Irrelevance on the Myanmar Crisis

ASEAN Must Step-up or Face Irrelevance on the Myanmar Crisis

By Thiha Wint Aung, Jaivet Ealom, and Mehek Berry
There are three basic things the Southeast Asian bloc could do to more effectively address the country's crisis.

Can the US ‘Resolve Tibet Act’ Make a Difference?

Can the US ‘Resolve Tibet Act’ Make a Difference?

By Marie Miller and Tenzin Lhadon
The act takes a landmark step in challenging the CCP’s historical revisionism. But the U.S. should be prepared to offer concrete support to the Tibetan community, which is already beginning to feel the CCP’s retaliation.
Why Are Women Forbidden From Wearing Hijab In Uzbekistan’s Schools?

Why Are Women Forbidden From Wearing Hijab In Uzbekistan’s Schools?

By Gulnoz Mamarasulova
As the next school year approaches, it seems some officials are trying to pressure teachers and students to uncover. It’s a violation of their rights. 

The Quota Reform Protest In Bangladesh Is Much More Than It Seems 

The Quota Reform Protest In Bangladesh Is Much More Than It Seems 

By Md Mizanur Rahman
Bangladesh’s leaders are right that the protest has morphed into a broader challenge. What they fail to see is that their own actions are responsible for that development.

It Is Time for the World to Listen and Act to Help Rohingya

It Is Time for the World to Listen and Act to Help Rohingya

By Lucky Karim
Rohingya are not asking for special treatment – they are asking for the most basic human rights that have been denied to them for far too long. 

What’s Driving Taiwan’s Mass Protests?
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What’s Driving Taiwan’s Mass Protests?

Taking Enhanced Russia-North Korea Ties in Stride

Taking Enhanced Russia-North Korea Ties in Stride

By Lyle Goldstein
In the end, enhanced Russia-North Korea ties should not come as a surprise.

An Expanding BRICS Seeks to Reform Not Replace the Global Order

An Expanding BRICS Seeks to Reform Not Replace the Global Order

By Muqtedar Khan and Lucas Lima
Member nations are unhappy with the systemic bias against the Global South and want to reform the current order such that mutually agreed upon norms are applied equally to all nations.
How Mongolia’s Foreign Policy Can Bolster Critical Mineral Supply Chains

How Mongolia’s Foreign Policy Can Bolster Critical Mineral Supply Chains

By Bolor Lkhaajav and Enkhtur Lkhagvajav
Mongolia has a significant opportunity to contribute to the regional and global energy transition by supplying key commodities.

The Sea Isn’t the Only Thing Rising: Life, Death and Disease in the Pacific

The Sea Isn’t the Only Thing Rising: Life, Death and Disease in the Pacific

By Ami Bera and Sheila Cherfilus-McCormick
Cutting funding to multilateral efforts that confront climate change globally is shortsighted. When we help others, no matter how many miles away, we learn how to help ourselves.

Nippon Steel’s Acquisition of U.S. Steel Would Serve U.S. Interests

Nippon Steel’s Acquisition of U.S. Steel Would Serve U.S. Interests

By Alex Little
The deal could revive the moribund American steel industry at a crucial juncture for both nations.

Dignifying the Taliban in Doha While Reports of Systemic Sexual Violence Emerge

Dignifying the Taliban in Doha While Reports of Systemic Sexual Violence Emerge

By Lauryn Oates
There is overwhelming evidence that sexual assault perpetrated by Taliban officials is widespread and systemic, and that it occurs with total impunity. 
Modi’s Visit Reaffirms the West’s Failure to Isolate Putin

Modi’s Visit Reaffirms the West’s Failure to Isolate Putin

By Mohamed Zeeshan
Wary of Western hegemony, Modi and Putin discussed multiple ways to bypass Western sanctions, including a bilateral payment system.

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