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Renewing America’s Commitment to the Indo-Pacific
July 02, 2020

Renewing America’s Commitment to the Indo-Pacific

By Jim Inhofe and Cory Gardner
A new Pacific Deterrence Initiative will complement ARIA and implement its vision of a more robust U.S military presence in the Indo-Pacific.

How Can the World Help Hong Kong?
July 01, 2020

How Can the World Help Hong Kong?

By Benedict Rogers and Johnny Patterson
It is time for coordinated international action to give Hong Kongers a lifeline.
Japan Should Continue to Speak up on the Chinese Government’s Human Rights Abuses
June 30, 2020

Japan Should Continue to Speak up on the Chinese Government’s Human Rights Abuses

By Teppei Kasai
Taking a tough, meaningful stand against Beijing is not easy, but Tokyo must continue to demonstrate the depth of its commitments to human rights.

Bangladesh Silencing Teenage Dissent
June 29, 2020

Bangladesh Silencing Teenage Dissent

By Tasnim Nazeer
A 15-year-old was arrested for criticizing Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Facebook.

The Dangers of Dog-Whistling to Extremists in the Maldives
June 27, 2020

The Dangers of Dog-Whistling to Extremists in the Maldives

By Mushfiq Mohamed
How “liberal” political actors in the Maldives dog-whistle violent extremists and why it matters.

How Xi Jinping Thought Gave Hong Kong Its National Security Law
June 26, 2020

How Xi Jinping Thought Gave Hong Kong Its National Security Law

By Jonathan Lim
One country, two systems, under Xi Jinping Thought.

70 Years of Separation: The Families Who Remain Divided by the Korean War
June 25, 2020

70 Years of Separation: The Families Who Remain Divided by the Korean War

By Eugene Lee and Paul K. Lee
Whether driven apart by the war or through more recent adoptions and defections, Korean Americans have few options for reuniting with their families.
Remembering Japan’s Colonial Abuses Against Koreans on Hashima Island
June 25, 2020

Remembering Japan’s Colonial Abuses Against Koreans on Hashima Island

By Yuji Hosaka
Despite the claims of a former resident of the island, Japanese abuses against Koreans were widespread.

Keeping a Bad Deal at All Costs: US Moral Failure in Afghanistan
June 24, 2020

Keeping a Bad Deal at All Costs: US Moral Failure in Afghanistan

By  Aidan Mark Lewis
U.S. policy toward Afghanistan has been short-sighted and ill-conceived for decades.

A New Chapter in Uzbekistan’s Cotton Sector?
June 23, 2020

A New Chapter in Uzbekistan’s Cotton Sector?

By Umida Niyazova
Despite progress in combating forced labor, Uzbekistan has yet to meaningfully engage in the civil society focused reforms necessary.

China’s Media Influence Has Gone Global. So Has the Pushback.
June 18, 2020

China’s Media Influence Has Gone Global. So Has the Pushback.

By Sarah Cook
Beijing's campaign to control narratives about China the world over is attracting more attention -- and opposition.
Black Lives Matter Should Be a Wake-Up Call for India
June 17, 2020

Black Lives Matter Should Be a Wake-Up Call for India

By StoriesAsia
The Black Lives Matter movement in the United States should remind India that it has much soul-seeking to do on issues of race and identity.

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