China Holds Central Asia Summit; Ex-US Official Urges Pragmatism
Earlier this year, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken traveled to the capitals of Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan to promote investment and urge political reforms.
Thailand: Opposition Parties Meet for Tricky Coalition Talks
In closed-door negotiations, the liberal Move Forward Party and five other parties might struggle for consensus among each other on some issues, including Thailand’s strict lese majeste law.
Taiwan Approves Adoption Rights for Same-Sex Couples
The move came after the Cabinet recognized transnational same-sex couples in which one of the partners is from a country which doesn’t allow same-sex marriage.
How Myanmar’s Junta Uses Telecom Companies to Target Journalists
With Myanmar’s four mobile service providers now either directly or indirectly linked to the military, sensitive user data is more easily accessible and could be used to persecute opposition voices, experts say.
Thailand’s Election: Will the Country Move Forward?
The Kingdom’s conservative forces may have little option but to give way to the elected parties, at least for now.
China Expands Its Economic Reach Into the United States’ Backyard
Economically, China has been making inroads into South America and the Caribbean, a region where U.S. power once went unchallenged.
Thailand Elections: Opposition Receives Overwhelming Support
Despite opinion polls suggesting the likelihood of a change in government, a history of military coups, court orders, and junta-formulated 2017 constitution sustain fears of the military’s continued rule.