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2016/12/08 | Andrew Selth

Aung San Suu Kyi's Fall from Grace

The Lady, as she is known, is still seen as preferable to the military leaders of the past, but the euphoria of last year’s election landslide has faded, writes Andrew Selth.

2016/12/08 | Lin Fei-fan, Chen Wei-ting and June Lin

Recognizing Taiwan Does Not ‘Damage’ the US

We are puzzled why many commentators have treated Trump’s move as an 'affront' to authoritarian China rather than consider the possibility of normalizing relations with a democratic nation of 23 million people, many of whom share deep affinities with the United States.

2016/12/06 | Tonio Andrade

Dangerous Waters: China, Trump, and the Battle for the Western Pacific

The long-term future is clear: China will take increasing control over the seas of the Western Pacific.

2016/12/04 | Anthony P. D’Costa

Has Big Business Hijacked South Korea?

South Korea must restore the balance between government and big business.

2016/12/04 | Courtney Donovan Smith (石東文)

Parsing the Significance of the Tsai-Trump Call

 So what does this portend for U.S.-Taiwan-China relations under the Trump administration?

2016/12/03 | TNL Staff

Trump and Tsai Make Historic Phone Call

Commentators believe the event is likely to “infuriate” China’s leadership.

2016/12/03 | Sam Roggeveen

Is There a Global Wave of Populism?

It's possible that local circumstances, individual talent and a dash of pure chance have brought about the results we have seen in the U.K., Europe, Greece, Australia and the U.S.

2016/12/02 | The Japan Times

The Democratic Party of Japan's Unclear Path

The party's popular ratings stands at 8 percent, and as yet has not given a clear message to the people on what kind of government it seeks to establish and how it would accomplish this goal.

2016/12/02 | Paul Wingrove

Book Review: The Economic War Against Cuba

Salim Lamrani aims to explains some of the essential background to the U.S. economic sanctions against Cuba: their origins, their provisions, how they contravene international law, and how they affect the lives of Cubans. Although not detailed enough for an academic audience, this book does offer a short chronicle and discussion of some of the key events and consequences of more than 50 years of American economic sanctions against Cuba, writes Paul Wingrove.

2016/12/01 | The Japan Times

Another Twist in the Park Scandal

Even if Park Geun-hye does step down, the vacuum at the apex of South Korean politics will persist; yet if she remains in office, Park will be too wounded to govern.

2016/12/01 | Mo Tz-pin

Trending in Taiwan Today

Today’s biggest stories from around Taiwan.

2016/12/01 | Prabhpreet Singh Sood & Prince Singhal

What is Behind the Spike In Indian Protests?

Between 2009 and 2014, 420,000 protests were held across India - an average of 200 protests every day nationwide and a 55% rise over five years. What is behind the rise of India's protest movement?