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On Day of the Disappeared, US Has Eyes on Bangladesh
September 02, 2021

On Day of the Disappeared, US Has Eyes on Bangladesh

By Carolyn Nash
The Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission held a hearing on increasing use of enforced disappearance to silence dissent, undermine independent media, and intimidate human rights advocates in Bangladesh.
The World Must Act to Avert a Humanitarian Catastrophe in Afghanistan
September 02, 2021

The World Must Act to Avert a Humanitarian Catastrophe in Afghanistan

By Mary-Ellen McGroarty
An even greater tide of hunger is at Afghanistan’s doorstep as food supplies dwindle and prices soar. 

The Taliban Takeover in Afghanistan: Who Is Really to Blame?
September 02, 2021

The Taliban Takeover in Afghanistan: Who Is Really to Blame?

By Rajeev Agarwal
The U.S. is far from blameless, but it is not solely responsible for the Taliban's rapid takeover.

Why Is Thailand’s Chulalongkorn University Afraid of Academic Freedom?
September 01, 2021

Why Is Thailand’s Chulalongkorn University Afraid of Academic Freedom?

By Netiwit Chotiphatphaisal
At many Thai universities, academic freedom does not extend to searching criticisms of the political and economic status quo.

Why the Quad Needs to Improve Its Economic Game
August 30, 2021

Why the Quad Needs to Improve Its Economic Game

By Mukesh Aghi
Trade, investment, and supply chain security need to be high on the agenda of the four-nation grouping.
To Compete With Beijing, the Quad Must Remain Pro-Asia, Not Anti-China
August 28, 2021

To Compete With Beijing, the Quad Must Remain Pro-Asia, Not Anti-China

By Zachary Durkee
Countries across Southeast Asia do not wish to be pushed into choosing sides when their economic futures depend on maintaining positive ties with China and the United States.

Taiwan’s Foreign Minister: Time to Let Taiwan Work With the UN
August 27, 2021

Taiwan’s Foreign Minister: Time to Let Taiwan Work With the UN

By Jaushieh Joseph Wu
“There is no lack of compelling reasons for Taiwan to play a constructive role in the U.N. system,” writes Joseph Wu.
Can NGOs Continue to Provide Aid in Afghanistan?
August 26, 2021

Can NGOs Continue to Provide Aid in Afghanistan?

By Sam McLaren
What is the outlook for aid workers in the Taliban’s Afghanistan?

As Rohingya Wait for Justice, Myanmar’s Military Continues to Revel in Impunity
August 25, 2021

As Rohingya Wait for Justice, Myanmar’s Military Continues to Revel in Impunity

By Wai Wai Nu and Khin Ohmar
Four years on, there is an urgent need for international action to tackle the Myanmar military's culture of impunity.

Did Biden’s Taiwan Remarks Represent a US Policy Change?
August 24, 2021

Did Biden’s Taiwan Remarks Represent a US Policy Change?

By Gerrit van der Wees
“Strategic ambiguity” is not a policy; it is a tactic. The difference matters.

Climate Change Is a Test for Asia’s Tech Titans
August 23, 2021

Climate Change Is a Test for Asia’s Tech Titans

By Xueying Wu
As extreme weather intensifies, companies like Samsung, Toshiba, and Alibaba must commit to renewable energy.
In Biden’s ‘America First’ Lite, Allies and Partners Come Second
August 23, 2021

In Biden’s ‘America First’ Lite, Allies and Partners Come Second

By William Choong
After the fall of Kabul, there will be an element of doubt surrounding U.S. commitments in the Indo-Pacific.

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