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October 15, 2018

Southeast Asia
Bolsonaro Ascendant II: More Lessons From Rodrigo Duterte’s Rise

Last week, following Jair Bolsonaro’s performance in the first round of Brazil’s presidential elections, when bolson exceeded predictions and won 46 percent of the first round vote, this column exami…

Duterte_10.17.2017

September 22, 2017

Qatar
Weekend Listening: The Gulf Crisis, Not Just My Hijab Part I and Part II

Marc Lynch and Kristian Coates Ulrichsen break down the crisis in the Gulf. Four stories about Middle Eastern women and their hijabs.

Doha, Qatar

April 24, 2017

Report Watch Vol. II: Tracking Digital and Cyber Scholarship So You Don’t Have To

Alex Grigsby is the assistant director of the Digital and Cyberspace Policy Program and Lorand Laskai is a research associate in the Asia Program at the Council on Foreign Relations. You can follow L…

September 2, 2015

China
Park’s Decision to Join Xi Jinping’s World War II Commemoration

Many Western observers are likely to raise their eyebrows tomorrow when they see that South Korea’s President Park Geun-hye is standing alongside Xi Jinping and Vladimir Putin on the reviewing stand …

Asia Unbound_Xi and Park

July 21, 2015

China
The Rising Anti-Intellectualism in China: Part II

In my last blog post, I examined the rise of anti-intellectualism in China from a historical perspective. As if to corroborate my argument, last week police in China’s Jiangxi province detained Wang …

Anti-Intellectualism II

July 2, 2015

United States
You Might Have Missed: Recent Academic Journal Findings II

Six months ago, I published the first blog in this series, highlighting earlier academic findings. Jeffrey Stamp, “Aero-Static Warfare: A Brief Survey of Ballooning in Mid-nineteenth-century Siege W…

books July 2015

March 13, 2015

Sub-Saharan Africa
Mercenaries in Nigeria, Part II

With the detailed March 13 New York Times story on the presence of mercenaries in Nigeria, further comment is required. The image of white mercenaries atop armed personnel carriers and flying helico…

South African Mercenaries

March 9, 2015

China
Artemisinin’s Rocky Road to Globalization: Part II

In my previous blog post, I described how artemisinin-based drugs were discovered in China in the 1970s and 1980s. Given their potency for the treatment of malaria, one would expect that Chinese made…

Artemisinin

August 20, 2014

Middle East and North Africa
The Cease Fire That Broke Itself, Part II

In a recent post, found here, I noted the widespread failure of news media sites to say straightforwardly that Hamas has broken several cease fires. This just happened again, so herewith a couple of …

January 23, 2014

This Week: Syria II Launched, Iran Sanctions Eased, and Turkey’s Judiciary Purged

Significant Developments Syria. UN envoy Lakhdar Brahimi met separately today with delegations from Syria’s government and opposition today to prepare for face-to-face talks slated for tomorrow. The…

Senior Syrian opposition member Haitham al-Maleh sits alone during the second session of the Geneva-2 peace conference in Montreux January 22, 2014 (Saidi/Courtesy Reuters).