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What Does the Thailand Army Chief’s Trip to Indonesia’s Aceh Mean?
January 17, 2020

What Does the Thailand Army Chief’s Trip to Indonesia’s Aceh Mean?

By Prashanth Parameswaran
A closer look at the significance of a recent visit that has generated much speculation.

Absurdity Reigns Supreme in Kyrgyzstan’s Neverending Atambayev Fiasco
January 17, 2020

Absurdity Reigns Supreme in Kyrgyzstan’s Neverending Atambayev Fiasco

By Colleen Wood
Kyrgyzstan’s legal system and former president Almazbek Atambayev are still locked in stalemate.
UN Rohingya Genocide Case Court Ruling Set for Next Week
January 17, 2020

UN Rohingya Genocide Case Court Ruling Set for Next Week

By Associated Press
The court is set to hand down its final, legally binding decision in days.

The Taiwan Election’s Other Big Winner: Ko Wen-je’s Taiwan People’s Party
January 16, 2020

The Taiwan Election’s Other Big Winner: Ko Wen-je’s Taiwan People’s Party

By Nick Aspinwall
The upstart TPP secured five legislative seats, a major win for a party formed only five months ago by a mayor with presidential ambitions.

Cambodia: Largest Casino Worker Strike Victory Highlights Wider Rights Issues
January 16, 2020

Cambodia: Largest Casino Worker Strike Victory Highlights Wider Rights Issues

By Luke Hunt
While the recent strike resulted in a pay rise commitment, it also spotlighted the wider rights issues and economic challenges for some workers.

Another Vietnam Politburo Purge?
January 16, 2020

Another Vietnam Politburo Purge?

By David Hutt
A closer look at one of the storylines developing within Vietnamese politics ahead of next year’s National Congress.

Is India’s BJP Government Set to Create a ‘Hindu Pakistan’?
January 16, 2020

Is India’s BJP Government Set to Create a ‘Hindu Pakistan’?

By Sumithra Prasanna
The BJP's recent moves have fanned fears that it is enacting long-held dreams to create a Hindu nation.
What Do Malaysia’s APEC 2020 Priorities Mean for the Region and the Country?
January 16, 2020

What Do Malaysia’s APEC 2020 Priorities Mean for the Region and the Country?

By Prashanth Parameswaran
A closer look at the country’s focus areas within the context of its foreign policy and domestic politics.

Cambodia Opposition Leader Treason Trial Kicks Off
January 16, 2020

Cambodia Opposition Leader Treason Trial Kicks Off

By Associated Press
The trial regarding charges filed against Kem Sokha began Wednesday.

Could a Land Swap Settle the Tense Kyrgyz-Tajik Border?
January 15, 2020

Could a Land Swap Settle the Tense Kyrgyz-Tajik Border?

By Catherine Putz
After fresh trouble in the Batken region, the Kyrgyz and Tajik sides have floated the possibility of a land swap to fix the border. 

What’s Next for Taiwan’s New Southbound Policy in Tsai’s Second Term?
January 15, 2020

What’s Next for Taiwan’s New Southbound Policy in Tsai’s Second Term?

By Prashanth Parameswaran
Tsai’s reelection offers a valuable opportunity to build on a key foreign policy priority.
James Soong: The End of an (Authoritarian) Era in Taiwan
January 15, 2020

James Soong: The End of an (Authoritarian) Era in Taiwan

By James Baron
Soong’s departure from the political scene signals a break with Taiwan’s authoritarian past.

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