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November 20, 2019

Sri Lanka
The Geopolitical Consequences of the Sri Lankan Election

Sri Lankans went to the polls November 16 to elect a president, and former Secretary of Defense Gotabaya Rajapaksa was declared the winner on November 17. Sri Lanka faces significant national securit…

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November 15, 2019

Sri Lanka
Human Rights and the Sri Lankan Election

Sri Lanka will hold its presidential election on November 16. In the decade since the end of its long-running internal conflict, lack of progress on human rights, reconciliation, and accountability h…

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May 21, 2019

China
China’s Massive Belt and Road Initiative

China’s Belt and Road Initiative is the most ambitious infrastructure investment effort in history. But is it also a plan to remake the global balance of power?

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September 18, 2015

Iraq
This Week in Markets and Democracy: Accountability in Sri Lanka and Tunisia, Malaysia’s Cross-Border Corruption, and Democracy Day

CFR’s Civil Society, Markets, and Democracy (CSMD) Program highlights noteworthy events and articles each Friday in “This Week in Markets and Democracy.”  Sri Lanka and Tunisia Struggle with Accou…

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September 22, 2016

Global
Global Hearts: Confronting the Cardiovascular Disease Crisis

Experts discuss the growing crisis of noncommunicable diseases, specifically cardiovascular diseases, and the initiatives by the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control and Prev…

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December 22, 2015

Climate Change
The Top Ten Stories in South Asia, 2015

Each of the past two years, I’ve done a roundup of the developments and stories that mattered the most in South Asia. In 2014, India’s historic national election and the coming together of Afghanista…

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August 21, 2015

China
Friday Asia Update: Top Five Stories for the Week of August 21, 2015

Ashlyn Anderson, Rachel Brown, Lincoln Davidson, Ayumi Teraoka, and Gabriel Walker look at the top stories in Asia today. 1. Bombing in Bangkok. On Monday evening a bomb exploded within the popular …

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January 9, 2015

China
Friday Asia Update: Top Five Stories for the Week of January 9, 2015

Ashlyn Anderson, Lauren Dickey, Darcie Draudt, William Piekos, Ariella Rotenberg, and Sharone Tobias look at the top stories in Asia today. 1. New  Year’s Eve stampede in Shanghai. A deadly stampede…

A bouquet of flowers is pictured at the site of a memorial ceremony for people who were killed in a stampede incident last Wednesday during a New Year's celebration on the Bund, with Shanghai's Pudong financial district in the background, January 6, 2015. Chinese state media and the public criticised the government and police on Friday for failing to prevent the stampede in Shanghai that killed 36 people and dented the city's image as modern China's global financial hub. REUTERS/Aly Song (CHINA - Tags: DIS

September 18, 2015

Japan
Friday Asia Update: Top Five Stories for the Week of September 18, 2015

Ashlyn Anderson, Rachel Brown, Sungtae “Jacky” Park, Ariella Rotenberg, Ayumi Teraoka, and Gabriel Walker look at the top stories in Asia this week. 1. Japan clashes over military bills. A heated br…

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January 9, 2015

Politics and Government
Sri Lanka’s Victory for Democracy

In a stunning upset today, Sri Lanka’s Maithripala Sirisena defeated ten-year incumbent strongman President Mahinda Rajapaksa. Sirisena is a former member of President Rajapaksa’s cabinet who defecte…

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