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Cleanup From Maui Fires Complicated by Islands Logistical Challenges, Cultural Significance

Much of Lahaina is still littered with torched vehicles, blackened rubble, crumbled metal roofs, shattered glass, propane tanks, and the foundations of what were homes and businesses.

4 Oct 2023 10:06 pm
Lawyers of Imran Khan Oppose His Closed-Door Trial Over Revealing Official Secrets

Khan's lawyers say the closed trial is a gambit to ensure a quick conviction and sentencing of the former premier ahead of parliamentary elections.

4 Oct 2023 8:13 pm
Mysterious Border Protocol Signed Between Kyrgyz and Tajik Security Chiefs

The details of Protocol No. 44 are unknown, but both sides clearly want to portray some kind of progress in their drawn-out border negotiations.

4 Oct 2023 7:59 pm
China, Europe, and the Great Electric Vehicle Race

Chinese EVs are gaining market share around the world, but Europe is putting on the brakes.

4 Oct 2023 7:24 pm
Japan Announces Economic Stimulus to Combat Cost of Living Crisis

Japans escalating consumer inflation is compounded by stagnant wages and a sliding yen.

4 Oct 2023 5:54 pm
India Tells Canada to Remove 41 of Its 62 Diplomats in the Country, Says Official

The move comes amid heated exchanges, diplomat expulsions, visa denials, and fraying diplomatic relations.

4 Oct 2023 5:13 pm
Will the Political Spat Between India and Canada Erode Their Defense Ties?

While the ongoing row has strained relations, its impact on military ties appears limited as both countries benefit from security cooperation.

4 Oct 2023 4:38 pm
Why Indias Relations With Canada Are Strained

What's behind the India-Canada row?

4 Oct 2023 3:16 am
Bill to Label Foreign Representatives in Kyrgyzstan Moves Forward

Discussions have resumed in Kyrgyzstans parliament over a proposed foreign representatives bill reminiscent of Russias foreign agents law.

3 Oct 2023 10:24 pm
China Welcomes Taiwanese Athletes at the Asian Games

China has been going out of its way to be welcoming to the Taiwanese athletes, as it pursues a two-pronged strategy, both wooing Taiwans people while threatening it militarily.

3 Oct 2023 8:21 pm
Panda Diplomacy: The Departure of DCs Beloved Pandas May Signal a Wider Chinese Pullback

The potential end of the U.S. National Zoo's panda era comes amid what veteran China-watchers say is a larger trend of deteriorating relations.

3 Oct 2023 7:54 pm
Japans New Cabinet Has a Record Number of Women. So What?

A record of five women out of 19 ministers, most from political dynasties, is hardly something to celebrate.

3 Oct 2023 7:31 pm
Lessons From the Korean War for Ukraine

Russia cant achieve total victory in Ukraine today for the same reason why the U.S. was unable to defeat the Korean communists decisively in the 1950s: rational and self-imposed restraint.

3 Oct 2023 7:12 pm
Gulnara Karimova Accused of Running Criminal Organization in New Swiss Indictment

Karimovas organization, dubbed The Office, ran a hierarchical professional operation with a criminal twist, according to Swiss federal prosecutors.

3 Oct 2023 6:55 pm
Can Taiwans Opposition Settle on a Unity Candidate?

To have any chance of winning, the pan-Blue camp will need to avoid the current three-way contest for votes. But so far no one looks willing to withdraw.

3 Oct 2023 6:34 pm
South Asia to Grow by Nearly 6% This Year

The region is growing faster than all other emerging markets.

3 Oct 2023 4:54 pm
Indian Police Raid Journalists Homes and Offices

NewsClick, the target of the latest raids, is among the few Indian news outlets that have been critical of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

3 Oct 2023 4:50 pm
Ajai Sahni on Canada and the Khalistani Movement

The present movement is diaspora-led, fed by the ISI and implicitly supported by some countries, most prominently Canada, for geostrategic reasons and domestic political imperatives.

3 Oct 2023 6:36 am
Climate Change and Poor Planning Combine in Indias Devastating Monsoon Season

The devastation of this year's monsoon season in India has been significant, as the problem of climate changed-boosted rain is worsened by unregulated development.

2 Oct 2023 11:20 pm
Oppositions Mohamed Muizzu Wins Maldives Presidential Election

In opposition, Muizzu was part of the India Out campaign. Will he take this forward as president?

2 Oct 2023 10:18 pm
Germany Hosts Central Asian Leaders for Summit

Attending yet another summit, its clear that diplomatic outreach to Central Asia is in high gear across the West.

2 Oct 2023 7:52 pm
The State of Chinas Semiconductor Industry

Insights from Douglas Fuller.

2 Oct 2023 7:44 pm
Even Before the Latest Bombing, Mastung Was a Hotbed for Violent Insurgency

There is a widespread belief in Balochistan that the authorities in Pakistan have deliberately allowed Islamic fundamentalism to flourish in the province in general and in Mastung in particular.

2 Oct 2023 7:03 pm
South Korea: Americas Forgotten Ally?

South Koreas reluctance to play a more vocal role often leaves its sizable contributions less noticed than those of other allies.

2 Oct 2023 6:33 pm
East Asian Tensions and the Lessons From Hanoi

Vietnamese diplomacy offers some useful reminders for key actors in a troubled region.

2 Oct 2023 6:30 pm
Can Sri Lanka Afford to Go Green?

Sri Lanka will not fulfill its renewable energy commitments under current economic conditions. But what if the government could simultaneously tackle its climate, energy, and debt crises?

2 Oct 2023 6:06 pm