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Hong Kong’s Leader Again Rejects Concessions After Massive Weekend Protest
December 10, 2019

Hong Kong’s Leader Again Rejects Concessions After Massive Weekend Protest

By Associated Press
Despite the largest march in months, Carrie Lam says she cannot accept the protesters’ remaining demands.

Can Pakistan Comply With the FATF’s Demands on Convicting the Members of Banned Groups?
December 10, 2019

Can Pakistan Comply With the FATF’s Demands on Convicting the Members of Banned Groups?

By Umair Jamal
The FATF wants Pakistan to convict members of banned outfits. Can Pakistan comply?
When ‘Chinese People’s Feelings’ are the Only Feelings That Matter
December 10, 2019

When ‘Chinese People’s Feelings’ are the Only Feelings That Matter

By Jo Kim
The downside of China’s nationalist campaign is looming ever-larger.

Suu Kyi’s Hague Appearance: Minding Myanmar’s Domestic Political Dynamics in the ICJ Genocide Case
December 10, 2019

Suu Kyi’s Hague Appearance: Minding Myanmar’s Domestic Political Dynamics in the ICJ Genocide Case

By Prashanth Parameswaran
While much of the focus may be on her international image, it will be important to consider the domestic political dynamics at play in Myanmar as well.  

Atambayev’s Allies Face Long Sentences as Corruption Trials Close
December 10, 2019

Atambayev’s Allies Face Long Sentences as Corruption Trials Close

By Catherine Putz
There’s no shortage of corruption to dig into in Kyrgyzstan, but the pursuit of justice is often directed by politics.

Understanding Maharashtra’s Political Game of Thrones
December 09, 2019

Understanding Maharashtra’s Political Game of Thrones

By Siddharthya Roy
Betrayal, chaos, and intrigue colored Maharashtra's latest bout of state political drama.

What’s Next for Kem Sokha’s Trial in Cambodia?
December 07, 2019

What’s Next for Kem Sokha’s Trial in Cambodia?

By David Hutt
Recent developments have highlighted the event and the implications it could have for Cambodia's domestic and foreign affairs.
Tao Indigenous Community Demands Removal of Nuclear Waste From Taiwan’s Orchid Island
December 06, 2019

Tao Indigenous Community Demands Removal of Nuclear Waste From Taiwan’s Orchid Island

By Nick Aspinwall
Taiwan’s president offered compensation to indigenous residents for storing nuclear waste on Orchid Island without their consent. Tao elders promptly rejected the offer.

Going Their Own Way: Western Australia’s Asia Strategy
December 06, 2019

Going Their Own Way: Western Australia’s Asia Strategy

By Adil Cader
An Australian state government has launched a comprehensive strategy for engagement with Asian nations.

Britain’s Kashmir Conundrum: Poetic Justice?
December 06, 2019

Britain’s Kashmir Conundrum: Poetic Justice?

By Shairee Malhotra
The Kashmir question – a legacy of British imperialism -- is dividing Britain’s electorate ahead of crucial elections.

Exploring China’s New Narrative on Democracy
December 06, 2019

Exploring China’s New Narrative on Democracy

By Jo Kim
Amid growing concerns about its governance, China's leadership is attempting to emphasize its own brand of democracy with “Chinese characteristics.”
Why a War on Extremism in Indonesia May Create More Problems Than It Solves
December 05, 2019

Why a War on Extremism in Indonesia May Create More Problems Than It Solves

By Erin Cook
While the challenge is real, the approach adopted by the Jokowi administration thus far suffers from serious limitations and challenges.

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