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2017/05/09 | Kyle Pope
Moon Victory Imminent in South Korea
As liberal Moon Jae-in looks set to grab the South Korean presidency, Kyle Pope examines the politics that got him into pole position.
2017/05/09 | Adam Hatch
OPINION: Deleting the Generalissimo from Taiwan is the Wrong Move
'Chiang Kai-shek was the greatest single fighter of the CCP, bar none. He also led China through one of the darkest periods of its history, including a brutal war with Japan and two periods of civil war, which wrapped together were a central part of the greatest conflict in human history.'
2017/05/08 | Jeffrey Hutton
Indonesia’s Next Jokowi?
The secret to reform in Indonesia is simple, don’t mention religion.
2017/05/05 | Justin Hugo
The Prime Minister or The People: Just Who is Stealing Lunches in Singapore?
[OPINION] The Singapore Prime Minister’s fixation on stealing other people’s lunches has raised questions of paranoia, competitiveness, double standards and inequality in Singapore.
2017/04/27 | Jeffrey Hutton
Coldplay, Ahok and Fixing Jakarta
To make progress in Jakarta, it won’t be enough to simply say: 'I will fix you.'
2017/04/26 | Jeremy Olivier
Re-Evaluating the Legacy of Chiang Ching-kuo
Tomorrow marks the 107th anniversary of Chiang Ching-kuo’s birth. Jeremy Olivier questions whether the Generalissimo’s son was really the great initiator of democratic change so many politicians and academics like to say he was.
Marching for Justice at the March for Science: A Postmodern Perspective
'It is really most appropriate that the scientists should be the ones marching for social justice and philosophical reflection. For perhaps no other people know better than we do just how our endeavors can be equally powerful for the destruction as it is for the construction of humanity.'
Welcome to Thailand, Kingdom of Fear (and Favor)
How has Vajiralongkorn forged new alliances and eliminated enemies and critics in order to consolidate his reign?
2017/04/10 | Edward White
Taiwanese Undeterred Despite Torture Concerns for NGO Worker Detained in China
It may be a long road to freedom for the Taiwanese NGO worker detained in China but local political activists say Chinese actions will only strengthen their resolve.
2017/04/08 | TNL Staff
No Taiwan Mention After Trump-Xi Summit as Focus Turns to Syria
Ahead of the talks, while most Taiwan experts anticipated a benign outcome for Taiwan from the summit, few, given the Trump administration’s unpredictability, were willing to fully rule out the possibility of an unexpected statement or announcement.
2017/04/05 | Jason Douglas
A China-US Dilemma: THAAD and China’s Nuclear Capability
It’s unclear at this point in which direction Sino-US strategic relations will go, but all indications point to a deterioration.
2017/04/03 | Sam Roggeveen
China's Huge Industrial Ambitions
China's ambitions are clearly much bigger than current foreign investment suggests.