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June 9, 2017

Hua-Chunying Chinese Activists, THAAD Halt, SoftBank’s Robots, and More

Rachel Brown, Ashley Feng, Douglas Mo, and Gabriel Walker look at the top stories in Asia this week. 1. China brushes off U.S. pressure over detained activists. On May 31, New York-based NGO China…

December 9, 2016

Elections and Voting
Iranian woman holding her daughter casts her ballot during elections for the parliament and Assembly of Experts, in Tehran Ten Elections to Watch in 2017

Millions of people around the world went to the polls this year. The results provided plenty of surprises. British voters defied the pollsters and voted to leave the European Union. Colombians did mu…

September 28, 2016

North Korea
Four Ways to Unilaterally Sanction North Korea

It has been almost three weeks since North Korea conducted its fifth nuclear test, but China and the United States have not yet reached agreement on the text of a new UN Security Council resolution c…

September 9, 2016

kim-jong-un-nuclear-test Friday Asia Update: Five Stories From the Week of September 9, 2016

Rachel Brown, Sherry Cho, Theresa Lou, Gabriella Meltzer, and Gabriel Walker look at five stories from Asia this week. 1. North Korea conducts fifth nuclear test. Pyongyang celebrated the sixty-eigh…

July 29, 2016

Xi-Putin-meeting 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…

January 22, 2016

WR01222016 Winter Storm Reading

Snow- and Middle East–themed reading for this weekend's winter storm.

June 3, 2015

Qihoo Ocean Lotus CFR Net Politics Cyber OceanLotus: China Hits Back With Its Own Cybersecurity Report

Last week, SkyEye, Qihoo 360’s threat intelligence service, released a report entitled OceanLotus. The report describes the working of an APT (Advanced Persistent Threat) group engaged for at least t…

June 29, 2015

Anti-Intellectualism I The Rising Anti-Intellectualism in China: Part I

On June 10, a blogger named Zhou Xiaoping was elected to head the newly established China Online Writers Association in Sichuan Province. He thus followed the career path of another popular blogger, …

April 10, 2015

SouthChinaSea Friday Asia Update: Top Five Stories for the Week of April 10, 2015

Ashlyn Anderson, Lauren Dickey, Darcie Draudt, William Piekos, and Ariella Rotenberg look at the top stories in Asia today. 1. U.S. Secretary of Defense wraps up inaugural visit to Northeast Asia. R…

December 22, 2014

North Korea CFR Cyber Net Politics Will China Pressure North Korea on the Sony Hack?

The United States has reportedly asked the Chinese government for help with North Korea and cyberattacks. Most of North Korea’s Internet traffic passes through China, and the New York Times quotes on…