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2018/05/18 | Policy Forum
ANALYSIS: Ignoring Bangladesh's Polarizing Politics Is a Grave Mistake
Conditions in the South Asian nation present a perfect storm for terrorist organizations.
2018/05/15 | Policy Forum
How Southeast Asia Can Avoid Dutch Disease
The likes of Laos and Myanmar can avoid the middle-income trap by establishing mechanisms to invest their resource-driven revenues.
2018/05/14 | Policy Forum
India Lays the Groundwork for a Military Industrial Complex
Defense procurement is a murky business in India, but one thing is certain: The country wants to make more of its own weapons.
2018/05/09 | Policy Forum
East Asia's Biggest Problem: Aging
All three countries at this week's Trilateral Summit are facing a demographic crunch, but China may have it the worst.
2018/04/23 | Policy Forum
OPINION: Smart Cities Risk Becoming the 'Next Populist Scapegoat'
Resistance to futuristic urban concepts could be viewed as obstinate refusal to cope with change, or as a way to maintain humanity in the face of forces larger than ourselves.
2018/04/20 | Policy Forum
Here's How the Philippines Could Prevent Another Marawi Seige
The Philippines' military, politicians and civil society must learn lessons from the Islamist attack that laid bloody siege to the city of Marawi, writes Joseph Franco.
2018/04/19 | Policy Forum
OPINION: Vietnam Grossly Mismanages Its Water Resources
With a growing population, increasing pollution, extreme weather events and ineffective government, Vietnam is due to face a watery calamity.
2018/03/28 | Policy Forum
China Scholars Issue Open Letter to Protest Australia's Draft Spy Bill Amendment
The draft bill criminalizes receiving information deemed harmful to the national interest and radicalizes debate on China.