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To China, Spades Are Trumps
January 09, 2021

To China, Spades Are Trumps

By Harry Harding
China has inherited the confidence of Khrushchev’s famous declaration to the West: “We will bury you.”
Want a Rules-Based Order for the Indo-Pacific? Start With Diego Garcia.
January 08, 2021

Want a Rules-Based Order for the Indo-Pacific? Start With Diego Garcia.

By Peter Harris
The U.S. pushing for the divesting of colonialism in the Chagos Archipelago would be a good place to begin.

The Capitol Siege and the Crisis of American Statecraft
January 08, 2021

The Capitol Siege and the Crisis of American Statecraft

By Sebastian Strangio
If Joe Biden wishes to renew global democracy, he would do best to start in his own backyard.

American Shame
January 07, 2021

American Shame

By Abhijnan Rej
The storming of the US Capitol on January 6 marks one of the darkest days in recent American history.

A Letter from a Cambodian Woman in Exile
January 07, 2021

A Letter from a Cambodian Woman in Exile

By Mu Sochua
Prime Minister Hun Sen’s onslaught against the Cambodian opposition has not ceased.
Is China the 21st Century’s Great ‘Going Concern’?
January 05, 2021

Is China the 21st Century’s Great ‘Going Concern’?

By Francis P. Sempa
Halford Mackinder is famous for his “heartland” theory, but another of his major theoretical constructs may be more relevant to China's rise.

Taiwan Needs to Be a Part of the UK’s China Strategy
December 31, 2020

Taiwan Needs to Be a Part of the UK’s China Strategy

By David Green
The willingness (or lack thereof) to embrace Taiwan is a bellwether of how serious liberal democracies are about countering CCP threats to their ideals.
Challenges to Democracy and Hopes for Peace and Justice in Myanmar
December 24, 2020

Challenges to Democracy and Hopes for Peace and Justice in Myanmar

By Gus Miclat
For a multicultural society like Myanmar, the greatest test of democracy is whether the government treats its minorities equal to the majority.

Displaced, Stranded, Unprotected: ASEAN’s Migrant Workers
December 23, 2020

Displaced, Stranded, Unprotected: ASEAN’s Migrant Workers

By Geoffrey Ducanes, Puja Dutta and Nicola Nixon
The case for greater cooperation in the protection of ASEAN’s migrant workers.

The Pandemic Drags On. But What About Infrastructure?
December 23, 2020

The Pandemic Drags On. But What About Infrastructure?

By Amrita Malhi
Australia can't, and shouldn't, compete directly with China on the funding of hard infrastructure.

The New Poor: ASEAN Tackles the Challenge of Rising Inequalities 
December 17, 2020

The New Poor: ASEAN Tackles the Challenge of Rising Inequalities 

By Puja Dutta, Deepali Khanna and Nicola Nixon
The pandemic worsened an already precarious situation for many largely due to gaps in social protection systems.
How Trump and the 2020 US Election Are Helping Authoritarians’ Domestic Causes
December 17, 2020

How Trump and the 2020 US Election Are Helping Authoritarians’ Domestic Causes

By Mai Truong
The Trump administration has gifted autocrats with three key tools for consolidating their strength at home.

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