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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.

Does Cambodia’s Coronavirus Bailout Really Add Up?
March 25, 2020

Does Cambodia’s Coronavirus Bailout Really Add Up?

By David Hutt
The proposed solution deserves scrutiny.

Delhi’s Displaced Muslims
March 25, 2020

Delhi’s Displaced Muslims

By Yashraj Sharma
For many Muslims displaced by February’s violence in the Indian capital, solace and stability are remote.
Philippines Enters National Emergency as Coronavirus Outbreak Fears Grow
March 24, 2020

Philippines Enters National Emergency as Coronavirus Outbreak Fears Grow

By Associated Press
The Congress-approved national emergency authorizes the president to launch a massive aid program and tap private hospitals and ships in fighting the outbreak.

What Does the New Double Explosive Attack Mean for Southern Thailand’s Insurgency?
March 24, 2020

What Does the New Double Explosive Attack Mean for Southern Thailand’s Insurgency?

By Prashanth Parameswaran
A recent incident spotlights the difficulty of resolving one of Asia’s deadliest ongoing conflicts.
US Shames Afghan Leaders’ Obstinance as Pandemic Looms
March 24, 2020

US Shames Afghan Leaders’ Obstinance as Pandemic Looms

By Associated Press
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo threatened a $1 billion cut to Afghanistan funding if Afghanistan’s leaders can’t settle their feuds.

Autonomy Without Democracy Is Proving Unsustainable in Hong Kong
March 24, 2020

Autonomy Without Democracy Is Proving Unsustainable in Hong Kong

By Brian C.H. Fong
It’s time to bring back universal suffrage into the agenda.

Pilgrims First: How Islamists Are Undermining Pakistan’s Fight Against COVID-19
March 24, 2020

Pilgrims First: How Islamists Are Undermining Pakistan’s Fight Against COVID-19

By Umair Jamal
Pakistan is poorly prepared for COVID–19.

As Pompeo Leaves Kabul, No Word on Political Power-Sharing Deal
March 24, 2020

As Pompeo Leaves Kabul, No Word on Political Power-Sharing Deal

By Associated Press
The U.S. had said it wouldn't get involved in the political tussle, but with a fragile peace at risk Pompeo undertook an urgent visit to Afghanistan.
Virtual Foreign Ministers’ Meeting Highlights Indonesia-Malaysia Cooperation Amid Growing Coronavirus Challenge
March 23, 2020

Virtual Foreign Ministers’ Meeting Highlights Indonesia-Malaysia Cooperation Amid Growing Coronavirus Challenge

By Prashanth Parameswaran
The engagement spotlighted the development of ties amid wider domestic and regional changes.  

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