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Between Continuity and Change: The Rapidly Changing Security Environment in Southeast Asia

Luke Hunt speaks to Greg Barton about the subregion’s changing security environment.

20 Jul 2019 10:18 pm
The Fight to Save Indonesia’s Threatened Indigenous Languages

Members of the Mentawai community are fighting to keep their language alive.

20 Jul 2019 12:03 am
Are Russia and the US Finally on the Same Page in Afghanistan?

Not so fast, substantive cooperation between the two on ending the war remains elusive.

19 Jul 2019 11:09 pm
How South Korea’s New Offset Rules Can Strengthen Defense Cooperation With the US

The introduction of an offset banking system will encourage more collaboration between U.S. and Korean defense contractors.

19 Jul 2019 8:40 pm
Why Hasn’t the ASEAN Economic Community Benefited From the US-China Trade War?

The AEC has missed a golden opportunity to accelerate its stated ambitions.

19 Jul 2019 8:08 pm
America’s Obsession With Chinese Spying Is Hurting Innocent People

Has the U.S. government decided that Chinese Americans can never truly be Americans?

19 Jul 2019 8:07 pm
The Trouble With Cambodia’s Health System

The poor state of the country’s healthcare system remains a major issue.

19 Jul 2019 7:50 pm
Landmark Court Ruling Grants Compensation for Families of Japan’s Former Leprosy Sufferers

Families hail ruling as a win in the fight against discrimination 20 years after the government abolished the leprosy segregation policy.

19 Jul 2019 7:45 pm
Imran Khan Goes to Washington: What’s on the Agenda for US-Pakistan Security Relations?

A closer look at some of the security-related agenda items for the upcoming development and how they could impact bilateral ties.

19 Jul 2019 7:41 pm
New EU-Vietnam Economic Deal: Who Wins and Who Loses?

The deal reveals Hanoi’s diplomatic acumen at negotiating past tensions relative to some of the other key Asian states in a similar environment.

19 Jul 2019 7:39 pm
50 Years After Apollo 11, China Is on Deck to Land Next

That doesn’t have to be a bad thing.

19 Jul 2019 7:35 pm
Malaysia Changes Its Voting Age

Malaysia’s political landscape shifts as lawmakers vote to lower the country’s voting age.

19 Jul 2019 7:31 pm
Defense Dialogue Puts Vietnam-Italy Relations into Focus

The recent iteration of the mechanism saw both sides seek to advance aspects of their security ties.

19 Jul 2019 7:27 pm
Taiwan President to Stop in Denver as US-Taiwan Ties Strengthen

Tsai’s 2-day stopovers in New York and Denver have drawn significant attention as Taiwan seeks to leverage its bond with the US.

19 Jul 2019 7:18 pm
Azimjan Askarov Headed for a Second Retrial in Kyrgyzstan

Askarov's last retrial, in 2017, ended with his return to jail on a life sentence. Will things be different this time around?

19 Jul 2019 12:58 am
Japan’s Economic Sanctions on Korea: Part of a Phased Plan

Japan’s use of export controls against Seoul is part of a well-conceived retaliatory plan.

18 Jul 2019 11:19 pm
The US-China Relationship: Why Words Matter

Don’t discount the damaging impact of escalatory rhetoric on both sides.

18 Jul 2019 10:46 pm
ICJ Rules Pakistan Must Review Case of Convicted Indian Spy Jadhav

The International Court of Justice agreed with India that Pakistan's treatment of Kulbhushan Jadhav violated the Vienna Convention.

18 Jul 2019 9:29 pm
NATO Needs a China Policy

NATO needs a coordinated and comprehensive strategy to deal with an ever-more confident China.

18 Jul 2019 8:20 pm
Man Shouting ‘You Die’ Kills 33 at Japan Anime Studio

As yet, there’s no clear motive for the arson attack on Kyoto Animation.

18 Jul 2019 7:59 pm
After Jokowi’s Indonesia Election Win, What’s Next for Prabowo’s Supporters?

While the election result may have been settled, the post-election dynamics are only beginning to shape up.

18 Jul 2019 7:52 pm
US-Myanmar Policy Under Trump in the Spotlight With New Sanctions

New measures announced this week have spotlighted the Trump administration’s approach toward Naypyidaw.

18 Jul 2019 7:31 pm
South Korea Needs to End Its Military Ban on Sex Between Men

South Korea’s military must stop treating LGBTI people as the enemy.

18 Jul 2019 7:14 pm
The Battle to Curb Swine Fever in Southeast Asia

The subregion has not been exempt from the epidemic, and worries have been rising.

18 Jul 2019 7:13 pm
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.

18 Jul 2019 6:54 pm