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2020/08/25 | Hiro Fu

OPINION: Does the DPP Victory in Kaohsiung Mark a Return To Normal?

The by-election has brought a few aspects of Taiwanese politics into focus: party domination, the KMT's failed choice in choosing a candidate, and the high expectations that Mayor Chen will be facing.

2020/08/24 | Nicholas Haggerty

EDITORIAL: The Sexist Media Coverage of Jane Lee

There is no doubt that sexism was driving a media narrative to gin up attention and web traffic for an undramatic race.

2020/08/20 | Voice of America

Splits Emerge Among Hong Kong Pro-Democracy Parties Over Boycott Pledge

Hong Kong has offered to extend pan-democratic lawmakers' current terms until September 30, 2021; it appears more moderate lawmakers prefer to stay, while younger lawmakers argue for boycott.

2018/05/17 | The Conversation

When Dictators Fall, Who Replaces Them?

A global glance at the future of authoritarianism.

2017/10/28 | Sheryn Lee

President Tsai's Ballot Box Balancing Act

Like most incumbents, Taiwan president Tsai Ing-wen is experiencing mid-term polling blues, but the erosion of identification with either of the two major parties should be greater cause for concern.

2017/09/25 | Courtney Donovan Smith (石東文)

Peering into Taiwan's Post-Blue Political Future

Politics abhors a vacuum, and with the KMT struggling for support there is scope for a new opposition to mount a challenge to the DPP's grip of Taiwan's national politics. But who will lead it and where will they come from? Courtney Donovan Smith forecasts Taiwan's political future.

2017/09/14 | Rory Medcalf

India vs China: Who Really Won at Doklam

Unless China brings back the bulldozers soon, India will have won this round. And it did so without substantial involvement by the US.

2017/09/14 | Greg Raymond

This is the End: Thailand's Shinawatras Era Draws to a Close

The political transition brought on by the end of the Shinawatra era could be more important for everyday Thais than the royal transition.

2017/09/04 | Milton Osborne

Cambodia's Hun Sen Cracks Down on Press Ahead of Elections

So while the CPP rails against its ‘enemies’ and seeks to redress the balance of youth support that was evident in the 2013 elections, it has to confront what still seems the unlikely possibility that next year it could lose.

2017/08/28 | Stellina Chen

CARTOON: Taiwan Shines, Despite Universiade Disruption

The Universiade is a rare chance for Taiwan to shine on the international stage.

2017/08/25 | Carl Minzner

'Xi-ism' and Deepening Institutional Decay in China

The relevant question is no longer whether the 19th Party Congress will see Xi elevated above Jiang and Hu. Rather, it is: how far will this go?

2017/08/17 | Edward White

BREAKING: Hong Kong Jails 'Political Prisoners' Wong, Law and Chow

Joshua Wong, Alex Chow and Nathan Law are being described as Hong Kong’s ‘first political prisoners’ after being sent to prison for actions in the days before the 2014 Umbrella Movement.

2017/08/15 | Aurelia George Mulgan

Abe No Longer Invincible: Dissecting Japan's Cabinet Reshuffle

Abe has lost his aura of invincibility and the real question is whether he will ever be able to regain it.

2017/08/15 | Sorpong Peou

Cambodian Strongman is Going Nowhere

What Hun Sen fears most is the ultimate power of political democracy.

2017/08/15 | Pongphisoot Busbarat

Can Bangkok Wean Itself Off Beijing?

It is still unclear whether Thailand will be able to easily re-adjust its strategic position between the two regional powers

2017/08/11 | Edward White

Security Beefed-Up as Taiwan’s Biggest-Ever Event is Politicized

Protests loom at a rare major sporting event in Taipei, as China continues to block Taiwan’s presence on the international stage.

2017/08/06 | Kevin Carrico

BOOK REVIEW: Generation HK: Seeking Identity in China’s Shadow

'Generation HK' is a welcome addition to the literature on contemporary Hong Kong.