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2018/07/19 | New Bloom

OPINION: US Gunboat Diplomacy in Taiwan Strait Does Nothing for Taipei

It would be a mistake to take the US decision to sail destroyers through the Taiwan Strait as an indication of support for Taiwan.

2018/07/19 | Policy Forum

ANALYSIS: Russia's Expanding Asia-Pacific Power Play

In the absence of strong relations with Western nations, Russia may be making its own pivot to Asia. This should motivate Australia and ASEAN states to fortify their own presences in the area.

2018/07/18 | Roy Ngerng

ANALYSIS: Calculating Singapore's Callous CareShield Cash Grab

Behind a furor over gender inequity in the state disability scheme lies government profiteering.

2018/07/14 | Nick Aspinwall

Sculpture Honoring Chinese Nobel Peace Prize Winner Liu Xiaobo Unveiled in Taipei

One year after his death in captivity, the Nobel laureate and prominent Chinese dissident was commemorated in a small gathering near Taipei 101.

2018/07/12 | Jerome Alan Cohen

OPINION: Liu Xia's Release Restricted While Brother Remains Detained

The widow of the Nobel Peace Prize winner is enduring a new form of mental detention while her brother remains retained.

2018/07/09 | Denis Li

INTERVIEW: Pension Protest Leader Wu Sz-huai of the 800 Warriors

Wu Sz-huai of the 800 Warriors insists he is no 'fat cat.' Instead, he says, his group is fighting to defend the dignity of Taiwan's military.

2018/07/06 | The Conversation

Looking to Central Asia for the Next Great Power Throwdown

China, Russia and the United States are each trying to bring their distinct brand of political economy to bear on the hotly contested region.

2018/07/05 | Sophal Ear

OPINION: Weighing the Costs of Cambodia's Rental to China

Chinese companies are taking out swathes of Cambodia on 99-year leases, largely to the exclusion of average Cambodians.

2018/07/03 | Global Voices

Vietnam Tracks China with Tough New Cybersecurity Law

Vietnam is tracking China in establishing a draconian cybersecurity law.