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Japan’s Postponement of the Olympics: What Next?
March 28, 2020

Japan’s Postponement of the Olympics: What Next?

By Ankit Panda
Also, the hosts discuss the reactions to the spread of COVID–19 in South Asia.
Vietnam’s Communist Party Finds a Silver Lining in COVID-19
March 28, 2020

Vietnam’s Communist Party Finds a Silver Lining in COVID-19

By Mai Truong
The coronavirus outbreak provides a unique opportunity for the Communist Party of Vietnam to strengthen its legitimacy.

Soldiers Enforce 10-Day Shutdown in Bangladesh to Slow Virus
March 27, 2020

Soldiers Enforce 10-Day Shutdown in Bangladesh to Slow Virus

By Julhas Alam
The Bangladeshi government has deployed the armed forces to maintain a shutdown amid concerns around COVID-19.

Vietnam’s Coronavirus Struggle: The Import Dimension
March 27, 2020

Vietnam’s Coronavirus Struggle: The Import Dimension

By Thoi Nguyen
Vietnam has not been immune from the issue of imported coronavirus cases.

Why Japan Hesitated Before Postponing the 2020 Olympics
March 27, 2020

Why Japan Hesitated Before Postponing the 2020 Olympics

By Rupakjyoti Borah
Tokyo had to weigh its options carefully.
Via Video Conference, Afghan Government and Taliban Discuss Prisoner Releases
March 27, 2020

Via Video Conference, Afghan Government and Taliban Discuss Prisoner Releases

By Catherine Putz
Despite political infighting in Kabul, the government and Taliban are discussing the first step in their peace process.

Amid Coronavirus Trouble, Pakistan Remains a House Divided
March 27, 2020

Amid Coronavirus Trouble, Pakistan Remains a House Divided

By Manik Aftab
The Imran Khan government is still refusing to seek cooperation from the opposition, even amid a health emergency.
Can China’s COVID-19 Statistics Be Trusted?
March 26, 2020

Can China’s COVID-19 Statistics Be Trusted?

By Scott N. Romaniuk and Tobias Burgers
From GDP figures to coronavirus counts, China’s government has a long history of manipulating data for political gain.

South Korea: The Politics of COVID-19
March 26, 2020

South Korea: The Politics of COVID-19

By Timothy S. Rich et al
As an election looms, a survey finds that respondents’ political affiliations predicts their satisfaction with the government’s pandemic response.

Jacinda Ardern’s Re-Election Woes
March 26, 2020

Jacinda Ardern’s Re-Election Woes

By Joshua Mcdonald
Will New Zealanders stay with Ardern or succumb to the global rise of populism and nationalism?

What Does Myanmar’s New Arakan Army Terrorist Designation Mean for the Country’s Security?
March 25, 2020

What Does Myanmar’s New Arakan Army Terrorist Designation Mean for the Country’s Security?

By Prashanth Parameswaran
The move puts the focus on Naypyidaw’s approach to the group and the situation in Rakhine state amid wider political and security developments.
Atambayev Trial Begins With Postponement
March 25, 2020

Atambayev Trial Begins With Postponement

By Catherine Putz
Just as it was finally beginning, the trial of Almazbek Atambayev was postponed.

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