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Typhoons in the East

While some parts of the United States were left devastated in the wake of Hurricane Florence, several Asian countries are reeling in the face of Super Typhoon Mangkhut, Typhoon Trami, and the…

What Sino-Russo Entente Means for the World Order

On September 18, Chinese Vice Premier Han Zheng met with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow on the first of three days of meeting discussing bilateral relations between China and Russia.  Coming…

Amidst a Sea of Illiberal Democracies, Mongolia Emerges

Nestled between the violent kleptocracy of Putin’s Russia and the brutal communist regime of Jinping’s China, Mongolia, a windswept land of mountains, deserts, and sparsely-populated grasslands, may seem like an unlikely place…

Myanmar Has Criminalized the Truth

On September 3, Reuters journalists U Wa Lone and U Kyaw Soe Oo were convicted and sentenced to seven years in prison for violating an obscure British colonial-era law in what amounts to…

Why the US Should Give Up on the South China Sea

From a de jure point of view, the South China Sea is a mess: overlapping maritime borders, nine (or eight) dash lines, and an UN Court of Arbitration ruling that has been…

The Yakuza Enigma

Gokudō. The extreme path. A word signifying a life of violence, extortion, and drug trafficking. A society where one is expected to amputate a portion of their finger to apologize for offences…