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The Philippines’ Broad Anti-Terrorism Law Takes Aim at Dissent
June 05, 2020

The Philippines’ Broad Anti-Terrorism Law Takes Aim at Dissent

By Nick Aspinwall
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is expected to sign the recently-passed legislation, which will allow authorities to classify dissent as terrorism.

Singapore: Election Politics Amid the Pandemic
June 04, 2020

Singapore: Election Politics Amid the Pandemic

By Nigel Li
Singaporeans are unhappy with their government's COVID-19 response, but the opposition may be too fractured to present a viable alternative.
An Uncertain Future for Laos
June 04, 2020

An Uncertain Future for Laos

By David Hutt
Laos’ quinquennial National Party Congress is coming up in 2021, but the prospects for meaningful change look slimmer and slimmer.

Kyrgyz Authorities Make Corruption Accusation Against Journalist
June 03, 2020

Kyrgyz Authorities Make Corruption Accusation Against Journalist

By Catherine Putz
Kyrgyz authorities allege, with the hearsay of a single witness, that journalists involved in a massive investigation of corruption took payment to report.

Cambodia’s Hun Sen Denies Chinese Naval Base Again—But What’s Really Happening?
June 02, 2020

Cambodia’s Hun Sen Denies Chinese Naval Base Again—But What’s Really Happening?

By Ankit Panda
The Cambodian prime minister has pushed back on the idea of exclusive basing rights for any country.

China Delayed Releasing Coronavirus Info, Frustrating WHO
June 02, 2020

China Delayed Releasing Coronavirus Info, Frustrating WHO

By Associated Press
An AP investigation finds that the WHO internally worried that China cost the world valuable time by not sharing enough information.

The Politics of Pandemic in Southeast Asia
June 02, 2020

The Politics of Pandemic in Southeast Asia

By Zachary Abuza and Bridget Welsh
No government is likely to fall as a result of its COVID-19 response, the impact on politics is still significant. 
Did the Controversial Citizenship Amendment Act Affect India’s International Position?
June 02, 2020

Did the Controversial Citizenship Amendment Act Affect India’s International Position?

By Krzysztof Iwanek
India’s new citizenship law was criticized in various countries, but did it lead to cancelled deals or sanctions?

Former President Atambayev Barred From His Own Trial
June 02, 2020

Former President Atambayev Barred From His Own Trial

By Catherine Putz
The former president reportedly refused to sit in the box with the other defendants.

To Compete with China, the US Needs a Better Narrative Than a ‘New Cold War’
June 02, 2020

To Compete with China, the US Needs a Better Narrative Than a ‘New Cold War’

By Hunter Marston
The story we tell matters because it lays the foundation for competent strategy.

Malaysia’s Mahathir Ousted from Party Amid Power Struggle
May 29, 2020

Malaysia’s Mahathir Ousted from Party Amid Power Struggle

By Associated Press
Mahathir, along with his son and three other senior members, were expelled from the Bersatu party on Thursday. 
Taiwan Says It Will Draft Plan to Help Hong Kongers as National Security Law Looms
May 29, 2020

Taiwan Says It Will Draft Plan to Help Hong Kongers as National Security Law Looms

By Nick Aspinwall
Beijing's plan to impose a national security law on Hong Kong has reopened a debate over how Taiwan should help Hong Kongers intending to seek asylum or residency.

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