Japan Extends COVID-19 State of Emergency Amid Alarming Spike in COVID-19 Variants

Tokyo Report | Society | East Asia Tokyo and Osaka face a prolonged, stricter state of emergency after an explosion…

What to Expect From the Virtual EU-India Leaders’ Meeting

The Pulse | Diplomacy | South Asia There are high expectations for the meeting on May 8, in the context…

Kyrgyzstan’s Worrying New Limits on Dissent

Crossroads Asia | Society | Central Asia Kyrgyzstan’s president continues to sharpen the country’s legal code as a tool to…

Maldives’ Parliament Speaker Nasheed in Critical Condition After Blast

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Treacherous Triangle: Afghanistan, India, and Pakistan After US Withdrawal

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How Chinese Fans Enforce Chinese Nationalism on the World

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US Sends More Warplanes to Protect Pullout from Afghanistan

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How the US Can Protect the Sovereignty of the Smallest Pacific Islands

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Hong Kong Domestic Workers Decry Mandatory COVID-19 Testing

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Under Pressure, Australia Reverses Ban on Returns from India

Oceania | Society | Oceania Although the ban is set to be lifted on May 15, flying home for Australians…

What’s Behind Pakistan Outreach to Saudi Arabia?

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman attends the second day of the Future Investment Initiative conference,…

Myanmar Coup Forced Sharp Downturn in Business: Report

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Malaysian Cabotage Policy Agitates Old Wounds in the Country’s East

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Thai Government Readies Legal Shackles for Civil Society

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Duterte Orders Arrest of Quarantine Violators After Taking Unauthorized Vaccine

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China in Sri Lanka: The Colombo Port Conundrum

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Afghanistan’s Wildcard Warlords

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Ramadan in China: Faithful Dwindle Under Limits on Religion

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Vaccinations Progress Slowly in Central Asia

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Conflict Resolution in Papua and the Label of Terrorism

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We Don’t Need to Wait on the UN to Expand Taiwan’s International Role

The Debate | Opinion Liberal democracies can, and should, develop their own bilateral and multilateral exchanges with Taiwan,…

How Mongolia Made the Most of Vaccine Diplomacy

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Japan Backward in Coming Forward on US-North Korea

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Moon’s Prosecutor Pick Puts Reform Efforts Back in the Spotlight

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Internet and Social Media Blackouts Are Hurting Businesses in Pakistan

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Can Myanmar’s New ‘People’s Defense Force’ Succeed?

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The US Should Restore its Fulbright and Peace Corps Programs in China

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Under Military Rule, Myanmar Has Retreated to the Keypad Phone Age

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Philippine Marines’ New Operating Concept Highlights Their Growing National Security Role

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Trio of Cambodian Youth Imprisoned for Environmental Activism

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China’s Deep-Sea Motivation for Claiming Sovereignty Over the South China Sea

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Amid US Pullout, Taliban Issue Threat to Afghan Journalists

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China ‘in a Category by Itself’ of Religious Rights Violators

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US Afghan Envoy Visits Uzbekistan, Tajikistan

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Are Augmented Humans the Future of War?

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Staunch Anti-India Kashmir Politician Dies in Police Custody

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