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Taiwan’s Human Rights Priorities After the 2024 Elections

Taiwan’s Human Rights Priorities After the 2024 Elections

By Jean Wu
Despite demonstrating a strong human rights record, there is still room for Taiwan to improve – especially on migrant workers' rights and refugee law.
Why the SDGs Should Be Revised to Meet the Needs of Indigenous Peoples

Why the SDGs Should Be Revised to Meet the Needs of Indigenous Peoples

By Rithy Bun
Indigenous people have unique needs and backgrounds that are overlooked by the 17 targets outlined by the United Nations.

Asia-Pacific States Must Divorce Their Industry Friends for a Strong Global Plastics Treaty

Asia-Pacific States Must Divorce Their Industry Friends for a Strong Global Plastics Treaty

By Arpita Bhagat
With just two meetings left to finalize the treaty text, the significance of the current Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee meeting cannot be overstated.

Taiwan Is Indispensable in Preparing for Future Pandemics

Taiwan Is Indispensable in Preparing for Future Pandemics

By Hsueh Jui-yuan
As the WHO debates a new global health governance framework, Taiwan is left out of the discussion – to the detriment of future antipandemic efforts.

Welcome to World War III

Welcome to World War III

By Michael Vatikiotis
The Western-led “rules-based order” is fraying, but nothing seems to be emerging that might replace it.
It Is High Time to Engage North Korea

It Is High Time to Engage North Korea

By Jongsoo Lee
The alternative is to do nothing and drift into an even more serious crisis as North Korea further builds up its nuclear and missile capabilities.

How the New UN Special Envoy to Myanmar Should Approach Her Impossible Mission

How the New UN Special Envoy to Myanmar Should Approach Her Impossible Mission

By Scot Marciel
Former Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop faces an unenviable task in attempting to bring peace to the country.
Reciprocal Access: How to Deal with TikTok and Other Chinese Apps Fairly and Democratically

Reciprocal Access: How to Deal with TikTok and Other Chinese Apps Fairly and Democratically

By Nithin Coca
Liberal democracies should restrict TikTok and other Chinese apps until China allows foreign platforms equal and fair access to the Chinese digital market.

United Front, Clean Future: South Asia’s Path to Sustainable Energy

United Front, Clean Future: South Asia’s Path to Sustainable Energy

By Abdul Waheed Bhutto
A move toward unified energy and environmental systems will not only tackle air pollution directly but also stimulate economic growth and promote regional integration.

History’s Shadow on Japanese Prime Minister’s US Visit

History’s Shadow on Japanese Prime Minister’s US Visit

By Patrick Regan and Mindy Kotler Smith
This week’s Japan-Philippines-U.S. trilateral summit comes alongside the 82nd anniversary of the Bataan Death March. 

As Electronics Suppliers Shift Away From China, They Can’t Lose Sight of Climate Goals

As Electronics Suppliers Shift Away From China, They Can’t Lose Sight of Climate Goals

By Xueying Wu
Shifting production away from China can also mean moving away from clean energy sources. Companies must keep that in mind.
Sustained and Strategic Investments Needed for US-Japan Collaboration

Sustained and Strategic Investments Needed for US-Japan Collaboration

By Susan Berresford and Kazuyo Kato
Japan may not be an immediate problem for the U.S., but our relationship will become a problem if we do not invest in it and the professionals required to foster future cooperation.

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