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The Need for an Enduring US Military Presence in Afghanistan
September 11, 2020

The Need for an Enduring US Military Presence in Afghanistan

By Julian D. Alford and Amin Tarzi
U.S. interests in Afghanistan are enduring and will need to be safeguarded into the future.
Joe Biden Is Better for India – If Democratic Values Are What Matters Most in US-India Ties
September 11, 2020

Joe Biden Is Better for India – If Democratic Values Are What Matters Most in US-India Ties

By Raymond E. Vickery, Jr.
Biden and Trump hold similar views on the security dimension of the U.S.-India relationship. But the relationship has other aspects which must not be overlooked.

What To Do About the 2022 Beijing Olympics?
September 10, 2020

What To Do About the 2022 Beijing Olympics?

By Benedict Rogers
Does a regime accused of atrocity crimes and grave breaches of an international treaty deserve to host this prestigious sporting event?

When Emulating Mao, Xi Should Not Forget the Cultural Revolution
September 09, 2020

When Emulating Mao, Xi Should Not Forget the Cultural Revolution

By Chi Wang
Mao’s quest for uncontested power culminated in a national tragedy – and a deeply personal one for the author.

A China-Centered Order Is Not Inevitable
September 08, 2020

A China-Centered Order Is Not Inevitable

By Valérie Niquet and Walter Lohman
The pandemic has revealed is that the shift of global leadership toward a China-centered Asia is neither inevitable nor desired.
Bangladesh’s Ambiguity on Religion Has Been Expensive for the Country
September 08, 2020

Bangladesh’s Ambiguity on Religion Has Been Expensive for the Country

By Shafi Md Mostofa
The lack of a clear position on where Bangladesh stands vis-à-vis state and religion has helped breed fundamentalism, extremism, and anti-West sentiments in that country.

Asim Bajwa Exposé Underlines the Corruption Linking the Pakistan Army and CPEC
September 04, 2020

Asim Bajwa Exposé Underlines the Corruption Linking the Pakistan Army and CPEC

By Kunwar Khuldune Shahid
With the backing of the powerful military, it has become all but impossible to raise questions about CPEC -- even when major corruption allegations are made.
An Opportunity to End the Korean War: We Can’t Let This Slip Away
September 04, 2020

An Opportunity to End the Korean War: We Can’t Let This Slip Away

By Song Young Gil
The chair of South Korea's legislative foreign affairs committee argues that diplomacy with North Korea must remain a priority for the US, regardless of who wins the upcoming election.

Bangladesh’s ‘Crossfire’ Culture Hits Home
September 04, 2020

Bangladesh’s ‘Crossfire’ Culture Hits Home

By Brad Adams
Bangladeshi security forces have allegedly extrajudicially killed over 2,400 people during Sheikh Hasina's decade in power.

Abe Shinzo or Shinzo Abe: What’s in a Name?
September 03, 2020

Abe Shinzo or Shinzo Abe: What’s in a Name?

By Shannon Tiezzi
Japan changed the order of officials' English language names a year ago – but the world has been slow to adapt.

Shinzo Abe’s Paltry Legacy
August 31, 2020

Shinzo Abe’s Paltry Legacy

By Jeff Kingston
Despite enormous stature and power, Abe leaves office having accomplished relatively little.
Is Chinese Civilization Really Thousands of Years Older than America’s?
August 28, 2020

Is Chinese Civilization Really Thousands of Years Older than America’s?

By Christopher K. Colley
The claim that China is 5,000 years old conflates “Chinese civilization” with the modern nation-state of the People’s Republic of China.

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