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Students clap while Chinese President Xi Jinping delivers a speech during a visit to Lincoln High School in Tacoma, Washington, September 23, 2015. REUTERS/David Ryder

The Trump Administration Is Wrong About Chinese International Students

Julie Yao is an intern with the Asia Studies program at the Council on Foreign Relations and a student at Barnard College of Columbia University. Read More

December 3, 2018

Myanmar
Myanmar’s Conflicts Are Even Worse Than Often Discussed

Over the past two years, the international community, and much of the media, has focused on the situation in western Myanmar’s Rakhine State, where a brutal campaign against the Rohingya, reportedly by the Myanmar military and its associates, has been called crimes against humanity and genocide by leading rights organizations and the

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November 26, 2018

Southeast Asia
The Impact of the U.S. Midterms on U.S.-Indonesia Relations

In the U.S. midterm elections, Democrats took control of the House of Representatives, the U.S. lower house of Congress, for the first time since 2010, ending two years of unified Republican control of the U.S. government. (The Senate, the upper house, remained in Republican hands.) Although the House of Representatives is not normally the leading actor on many foreign policy issues—the executive branch is endowed with far greater power over foreign policy in general—when it comes to Southeast Asia Congress has in recent times had significant influence, as I have noted.

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November 26, 2018

India
A Decade On, Will There Ever Be Justice for the Mumbai Attacks?

Ten years ago today, terrorists laid siege to Mumbai over a period of three days. Images of the iconic Taj Mahal Palace Hotel in flames shocked the world, but terrorists also attacked the Oberoi Hotel, Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus railway station, Leopold Cafe, and the Chabad House. One hundred sixty-six people were killed, including six Americans.

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