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2017/03/14 | TNL Staff

Taiwan Reacts to Former President Ma's Indicment

DPP spokesperson says Ma and Huang have 'seriously damaged' Taiwan’s democracy, and Ma’s indictment proves he interfered in legal procedures.

2017/03/14 | Jeffrey Hutton

Jakarta Keeps Street-Level Integrity amid Indonesia's Colossal Kickback Scandal

Indonesia is in the grips of a kickback scandal that reaches into the pocket of almost every single Indonesian.

2017/03/11 | Derek Grossman

Why China is Tolerating Vietnam’s South China Sea Activities

Beijing has chosen to tolerate recent Vietnamese construction activities in the South China Sea. But as tensions predictably rise in the South China Sea during the spring, China has a range of options to express its displeasure with Hanoi.

2017/03/10 | Timothy S. Rich

Park’s Impeachment to be Felt Far and Wide

The impact of Park’s impeachment will likely last beyond this election cycle.

2017/03/10 | TNL Staff

South Korean President Removed: Reactions

South Korea and the world reacts to the historic ruling this morning upholding the president's impeachment.

2017/03/10 | Chinadialogue

Roundtable: How to Respond if the U.S. Withdraws from Paris?

In the event of the US leaving the Paris Agreement what will be the reaction of the other signatories?

2017/03/10 | Ernils Larsson

Is Japan's Far Right Losing Touch?

The kindergarten scandal shows Japan’s nationalist far-right is out of touch.

2017/03/10 | Manjit Bhatia

Malaysia’s Criminal State of Mind

Malaysian PM Najib Razak is using the assassination of Kim Jong-nam to deflect heat from ongoing scandal and economic slowdown ahead of scheduled elections, writes Manjit Bhatia.

2017/03/09 | The Japan Times

What Abe’s LDP Dominance Portends

A lack of any significant rivalry to Abe seems to reflect the dearth of viable next-generation leaders — a problem that could haunt the party in coming years

2017/03/09 | Stellina Chen

CARTOON: Philippines Senator 'Will Rot in Jail' - Duterte

'There is no doubt that our president is a murderer and a sociopathic serial killer,' said Philippine Senator Leila de Lima before being arrested on Feb. 24.

2017/03/07 | Peter Wood

Food Security and Chinese 'Comprehensive National Security'

The role of Chinese food security policy in its broader national security concept deserves greater attention.

2017/03/06 | Zha Wen

Why Globalization Is No Enemy for Chinese Nationalists

Right-wing movements in the US and Europe are fed by discontent with a globalized economy — something China depends on more than ever.

2017/03/06 | The Japan Times

Japan on the 70th Anniversary of ‘228 Incident’ in Taiwan

During the memorial event held Tuesday in Taipei on the 70th anniversary of the uprising, Taiwan President Tsai Ing-Wen said her government will take steps to identify where the responsibility for the incident lies.

2017/03/05 | Rachel Diaz-Bastin

Environmental Impacts of Changes to Indonesia’s Mining Law

Indonesia’s new mining regulations have resulted in a high-stakes dispute with foreign investors, but what effects will these legal changes have on the environment? The jury is still out.

2017/03/05 | James Chin

Why Kim Jong Nam's Killing Took Place in Malaysia

Malaysia has a long history offering sanctuary to political exiles, and while it does political violence will continue to play out on Malaysian soil, James Chin writes.

2017/03/05 | Hussain Nadim

How Islamic Extremism Seeped into Rural Australia

Extremism has reached rural Australia which prompts a fresh look at the three drivers: ideology, economics, and politics, says Hussain Nadim.

2017/03/04 | Lauren Young

When Bowling Was a Sport Reserved for Royalty

King Henry VIII of England in the 1500s famously banned commoners from participating in bowling.