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2017/01/31 | Timothy S. Rich

Does President Tsai Deserve Declining Approval Ratings?

Taking stock of the DPP a year after it swept through the general election in Taiwan.

2017/01/31 | Timothy S. Rich

Has Park Geun-Hye's Downfall Changed the Game for Women in Korea?

What does Park Geun-Hye’s impeachment mean for female politicians in Korea?

2017/01/26 | Wayne Pajunen

OPINION: Trump Properties Likely Terrorist Targets

By not divesting of his business empire President Trump presents terrorists with new soft targets.

2017/01/26 | Vasabjit Banerjee

India’s Great Expectations of Trump's Foreign Policy: Keeping Russia in, China Down and Pakistan Out

India expects growing economic and military ties with both the United States and Russia under Trump.

2017/01/25 | The Japan Times

The Worrisome U.S. Trade Policy

Abe told the Diet (Japan's bicameral legislature) on Tuesday that he believes the U.S. president 'recognizes the importance of free and fair trade.' That may turn out to be wishful thinking — as far as Trump’s remarks and behavior suggest.

2017/01/25 | Andrew MacGregor Marshall

Eyes on the Spies in Thailand: New CIA Files Released

Andrew MacGregor Marshall gives his overview of some of the CIA files on Thailand that have now been declassified and made widely available to the public for the first time. From tales of tantrums and toilet breaks to kingly admissions of involvement in coups, it makes for eye-opening reading.

2017/01/24 | Edward White

INTERVIEW: Taiwan’s Sunflower Leader Lin Fei-Fan Ready to Take Flight

Lin Fei-fan told The News Lens he plans to leave his country later this year to advance his vision for Taiwan independence and left-wing politics.

2017/01/24 | Edward White

‘Sinister Collaboration’ between Islamists and Police over LGBT in Indonesia: HRW

Police added insult to injury by temporarily detaining 600 people.

2017/01/23 | The Japan Times

Japan's Unaddressed Succession Issues

Questions regarding the Imperial succession should continue to be discussed so that the government will not be cornered into making decisions only after a situation arises in the future that demands quick action.

2017/01/23 | Hitoshi Tanaka

Shoring Up the US–Japan Alliance Under Trump

As Trump takes office, it will be crucial that his team makes a concerted effort to understand the positions of US allies and friends.

2017/01/23 | Nathan Shea

Duterte and Trump's ctrl-alt-delete

Donald Trump’s inauguration couldn’t come at a better time for relations between the US and the Philippines, Nathan Shea writes.

2017/01/20 | TNL Staff

Trending this Week

The biggest stories from Taiwan and around Asia this week.

2017/01/20 | TNL Staff

Taiwanese Believe They Are a Bargaining Chip for President Trump: Poll

While the Taiwanese were excited by the Trump-Tsai phone call, a survey has found most believe the island-nation is just a bargaining chip for the new U.S. president.

2017/01/18 | The Japan Times

Abe must Make an Effort in Easing Asia-Pacific Tensions

The Abe administration should approach both Washington and Beijing in an effort to help ease mutual tensions and work for stability in the Asia-Pacific region.

2017/01/18 | Bernt Berger

OPINION: Tapei and Beijing Should Tell the US to Back Off

' Taipei submitting to demands for nationalist self-determination at home will result in greater dependency and shifts of the U.S.'s One-China policy.'

2017/01/16 | Johan van de Ven

Why China Is Wooing Southeast Asia’s New Strongman

Improved government relations with fiery Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte are key to securing dominance in the South China Sea.