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November 7, 2022

Political Transitions
Theory from the South?

Much more than material support for the democratic process, Africa—and the developing world—needs the United States to reaffirm its commitment to democratic principles.

Nigeria's then incoming President Muhmmadu Buhari accepts his new role as Nigerian President as others look on.

October 14, 2022

United States
The U.S. Midterm Election's Implications for Asia

Despite an uncertain economic outlook, the approaching U.S. midterm elections appear to be competitive between the Democratic and Republican parties.

Arizona Republican Senate candidate stands at speaker's podium pointing to former President Donald Trump

July 28, 2022

Sri Lanka
Family Ties Led to Sri Lanka's Collapse. What Does This Mean for South Asia?

Sri Lanka’s collapse should be a wake-up call for other South Asian countries that suffer from the same trend of “familycracy.”

People shout slogans against Sri Lanka's President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, during a protest organised by the main opposition party Samagi Jana Balawegaya against the worsening economic crisis that has brought fuel shortages and spiralling food prices in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

September 19, 2022

Supply Chains
Potential Dependency Oversight in U.S.-South Korea Chip Policy

Oversight by the United States and South Korea may open them up to an undesirable reliance on China for older semiconductors that remain critical to the global economy.

A view of Samsung Electronics' chip production plant at Pyeongtaek, South Korea.

September 28, 2022

South Korea
Solidarity in Support of Freedom: South Korean President Yoon’s UN Speech

South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol delivered his first speech to the UN General Assembly that outlined a daunting list of global challenges requiring a collective response through UN-based cooperat…

Korea President Yoon Suk Yeol addresses the 77th Session of the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. Headquarters in New York City on September 20, 2022.

September 9, 2022

Myanmar
Why Democracy in Southeast Asia Will Worsen in 2023

Despite Southeast Asia's significant democratic erosion in 2022, upcoming elections and other political developments in 2023 could be even more detrimental to democracy in the region.

US Secretary of State shakes hands with Cambodian Prime Minister

March 21, 2022

Russia
Don't Pivot From the Pivot to Asia

Russia's struggles in Ukraine reveal a pivot to Asia is still the right strategy.

President Barack Obama announces the pivot to Asia in a speech to the Australian Parliament on November 17, 2011.

August 16, 2022

South Korea
The Evolution of South Korea’s Nuclear Weapons Policy Debate

The evolving policy debate over nuclear weapons acquisition in South Korea has implications for the security framework of the Korean Peninsula and greater Northeast Asian region, as well as for U.S. …

South Korean military participates in the 73rd anniversary of Armed Forces Day on October 1, 2021 in Pohang, South Korea.

July 19, 2022

South Korea
Anticipating a U.S.-South Korea Semiconductor Alliance

A wholesale semiconductor alliance between the United States and South Korea needs to be preceded by clear communication, improved transparency, and greater interdependence to foster trust and better…

U.S. President Joe Biden shakes hands with South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol after delivering remarks during a visit to a semiconductor factory at the Samsung Electronics Pyeongtaek Campus in Pyeongtaek, South Korea on May 20, 2022.

November 17, 2022

Pakistan
Increasing U.S. Aid to Pakistan Is a Strategic and Moral Imperative

By increasing aid to Pakistan, the United States will propel forward its own strategic interests and fulfill humanitarian obligations while simultaneously helping this South Asian nation avert crisis…

A worker burns cotton plants damaged by rain water and floods to prepare the soil for the next crop.