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West Papua’s Quest for Independence
July 25, 2019
West Papua’s Quest for Independence
50 years since the so-called Act of Free Choice, an independent West Papua is closer but still elusive.
West Papua’s Quest for Independence
The US Scare Campaign Against China
July 23, 2019
The US Scare Campaign Against China
The political calculations behind exaggerating the “present danger” – from the Cold War to today.
The US Scare Campaign Against China
The IMF Takeover of Pakistan
July 18, 2019
The IMF Takeover of Pakistan
Many Pakistanis see the terms of the $6 billion bailout package as a hostile takeover of their economy and government.
The IMF Takeover of Pakistan
Urumqi 2009 and the Road to Xinjiang Re-education Centers
July 11, 2019
Urumqi 2009 and the Road to Xinjiang Re-education Centers
The riots of July 2009 caused a major rethink of China's “colonial project” in Xinjiang.
Urumqi 2009 and the Road to Xinjiang Re-education Centers
Saving Asia’s Democracies
July 10, 2019
Saving Asia’s Democracies
A Cold War-style, grand ideological campaign against authoritarianism is unlikely to halt democracy’s global regression.
Saving Asia’s Democracies
Was Cambodia Ever Really a Democracy?
July 04, 2019
Was Cambodia Ever Really a Democracy?
The coup of July 1997 cemented Hun Sen’s grip over the country, and it’s never wavered since.
Was Cambodia Ever Really a Democracy?
Pakistan and the Politics of Polio
June 27, 2019
Pakistan and the Politics of Polio
After each political transition, polio cases spike. This year, that trend seems to be getting worse.
Pakistan and the Politics of Polio
Hong Kong’s Extradition Bill and Taiwan’s Sovereignty Dilemma
June 26, 2019
Hong Kong’s Extradition Bill and Taiwan’s Sovereignty Dilemma
How a Hong Konger’s death put Taiwan in a difficult spot amid the storm over Hong Kong’s extradition bill.
Hong Kong’s Extradition Bill and Taiwan’s Sovereignty Dilemma
Hong Kong Protests: How Did We Get Here?
June 21, 2019
Hong Kong Protests: How Did We Get Here?
The origins and development of mass protests against the extradition bill.
Hong Kong Protests: How Did We Get Here?
11 Years on, Has Nepal’s Republic Succeeded?
June 14, 2019
11 Years on, Has Nepal’s Republic Succeeded?
Pessimism about Nepal’s politics is common, despite significant changes since the declaration of the republic in 2008.
11 Years on, Has Nepal’s Republic Succeeded?
Meet Myanmar's Blue Shirts
June 12, 2019
Meet Myanmar's Blue Shirts
A new free speech movement clashes with Myanmar’s military.
Meet Myanmar's Blue Shirts
Jokowi’s Global Maritime Fulcrum: 5 More Years?
June 11, 2019
Jokowi’s Global Maritime Fulcrum: 5 More Years?
Analyzing Indonesia’s maritime progress during Jokowi’s first term, and looking ahead to his second.
Jokowi’s Global Maritime Fulcrum: 5 More Years?
India’s Election: Ghosts in the Machine?
June 07, 2019
India’s Election: Ghosts in the Machine?
Allegations of tampering with electoral voting machines are sowing seeds of discord in Indian politics.
India’s Election: Ghosts in the Machine?
What Next For ‘Miracle Man’ Morrison?
June 06, 2019
What Next For ‘Miracle Man’ Morrison?
Can Morrison and Australia's Coalition make the most of an unexpected election victory?
What Next For ‘Miracle Man’ Morrison?
Continuity and Change: Kazakhstan Hurtles Toward Election Day
June 06, 2019
Continuity and Change: Kazakhstan Hurtles Toward Election Day
On June 9, Kazakhstan will elect its first non-Nazarbayev president.
Continuity and Change: Kazakhstan Hurtles Toward Election Day
What Is Nazarbayev’s Legacy in Kazakhstan?
June 05, 2019
What Is Nazarbayev’s Legacy in Kazakhstan?
Kazakhstan’s first president resigned, but he remains fundamentally intertwined with the state.
What Is Nazarbayev’s Legacy in Kazakhstan?
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