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States and Regions Can Help Build Australia’s Climate Change Resilience
January 24, 2020

States and Regions Can Help Build Australia’s Climate Change Resilience

By Tim Ash Vie
State and regional governments are increasingly stepping up their climate commitments where national governments are unable or unwilling to do so.

Peace in Afghanistan Must Not Ignore Afghan Voices
January 22, 2020

Peace in Afghanistan Must Not Ignore Afghan Voices

By Zaman Sultani
Peace in Afghanistan must be worthy of its name.
The Globalization of China’s Media Controls: Key Trends from 2019
January 21, 2020

The Globalization of China’s Media Controls: Key Trends from 2019

By Sarah Cook
The Chinese Communist Party’s international media influence campaign is expanding rapidly—and so is the world’s response.

Documenting the Tragedy in Xinjiang: An Insider’s View of Atajurt
January 16, 2020

Documenting the Tragedy in Xinjiang: An Insider’s View of Atajurt

By Mehmet Volkan Kaşıkçı
Facing monumental challenges, the volunteers of Atajurt have dedicated themselves to advocating for those detained in Xinjiang.

Vietnam’s Deadly Land Clash Leaves Questions Unanswered
January 15, 2020

Vietnam’s Deadly Land Clash Leaves Questions Unanswered

By Duy Hoang
The recent violent land dispute spotlights serious issues that remain to be addressed.

Washington’s Denuclearization Delusion Stalls North Korea Talks
January 15, 2020

Washington’s Denuclearization Delusion Stalls North Korea Talks

By Bonnie Kristian
The sooner U.S. gets over "denuclearization," the sooner it can expect diplomatic results with North Korea.

Public Spaces and Radical Solidarity Define India’s Student Protests
January 14, 2020

Public Spaces and Radical Solidarity Define India’s Student Protests

By Surajkumar Thube
India's student protesters are standing up for a particular vision of the country.
Will China Play an Active Role Amid US-Iran Tensions?
January 13, 2020

Will China Play an Active Role Amid US-Iran Tensions?

By Ankit Panda
Will China look to leverage its influence over tensions between the U.S. and Iran?

Top Risks in Asia in Early 2020
January 10, 2020

Top Risks in Asia in Early 2020

By Ankit Panda
2020 in the Asia-Pacific is off to a busy start. What are the big things to watch for?

Before #MeToo, There Were the ‘Comfort Women’
January 10, 2020

Before #MeToo, There Were the ‘Comfort Women’

By Esther Brito Ruiz
The survivors of Japanese sexual slavery started a pioneering human rights movement combating sexual abuse.

India’s Domestic Troubles Are the Greatest Problem for Its Foreign Policy
January 08, 2020

India’s Domestic Troubles Are the Greatest Problem for Its Foreign Policy

By Manasi Pritam
The Narendra Modi government’s brutal approach to India’s domestic affairs has cast a long shadow on Indian diplomatic achievements built over decades.  
How the Philippine Government Gets the Concept of ‘Intervention’ Wrong
January 08, 2020

How the Philippine Government Gets the Concept of ‘Intervention’ Wrong

By Gemmo Fernandez
Yes, international law proscribes interference in domestic affairs. But the human rights criticisms of the Duterte administration don’t rise to that level.

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