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January 13, 2020

Taiwan
Tsai Ing-wen’s Victory: A Few Initial Notes

Although Taiwan’s presidential election seemed, in the middle of last year, like it was going to be a close contest, this past weekend incumbent Tsai Ing-wen, of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP…

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen and the Democratic Progressive Party's (DPP) vice presidential candidate William Lai attend the final campaign rally ahead of the elections in Taipei, Taiwan on January 10, 2020.

December 19, 2019

Elections and Voting
Ten Elections to Watch in 2020

Millions of people around the world voted in 2019. Nigerians opted for the tried and true when they reelected Muhammadu Buhari, as did Canadians in reelecting Justin Trudeau. Ukrainians opted for a f…

Indonesia voter

March 22, 2018

China
China’s Heavy Hand in Africa

Is China’s “charm offensive” in Africa losing its charm and becoming just offensive?

Chinese New Year Gala Skit

November 6, 2017

Cybersecurity
Europe Slowly Starts to Talk Openly About Offensive Cyber Operations

Although Europe might be more comfortable talking about offensive cyber operations publicly, European countries are still unclear about their strategic utility.

Germany Cyber

March 27, 2017

United States
Bill Maher Makes Us Dumber: How Ignorance, Fear and Stupid Pop-Culture Clichés Shape Americans’ View of the Middle East

Americans used to be just ignorant about Muslims and the Middle East. Now we're also fearful, stupid and wrong.

BP03272017

February 2, 2017

China
SecDef Mattis’s Mission in Northeast Asia: Provide Reassurance from the Trump Administration

Northeast Asia is facing profound political uncertainty: South Korea is immobilized by a political scandal that has resulted in the impeachment of its president, Park Geun-hye, and ensnared top busin…

September 28, 2016

South Korea
Won Appreciates, South Korea Intervenes

South Korea’s tendency to intervene to limit the won’s appreciation is well known. When the won appreciated toward 1100 (won to the dollar) last week, it wasn’t that hard to predict that reports o…

won-dollar

August 12, 2016

China
Friday Asia Update: Five Stories From the Week of August 12, 2016

Rachel Brown, Sherry Cho, Lincoln Davidson, Bochen Han, Theresa Lou, and Gabriella Meltzer look at five stories from Asia this week. 1. New Thai constitution passed in referendum. In their first opp…

Thai Referendum

August 4, 2016

China
Friday Asia Update: Five Stories From the Week of August 5, 2016

Rachel Brown, Sherry Cho, Lincoln Davidson, Theresa Lou, Gabriella Meltzer, and Gabriel Walker look at five stories from Asia this week. 1. Tokyo elects first female governor. On Sunday, Yuriko Koik…

Yurike-election-victory

July 29, 2016

Russia
Friday Asia Update: Five Stories From the Week of July 29, 2016

Rachel Brown, Sherry Cho, Lincoln Davidson, Bochen Han, Theresa Lou, and Gabriella Meltzer look at five stories from Asia this week. 1. China and Russia to hold “routine” naval exercises in the Sout…

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