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Yes, America, in Xinjiang We Are Fighting Terrorism

U.S. and Western criticisms of Chinese reeducation policies in Xinjiang are off the mark – and represent a double standard.

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Asia Got Religion

Religion is proving an increasingly divisive factor in the politics of Asian nations.

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Hong Kong Protests: The View from Beijing

Pollution and a faltering economy are what keep China’s leaders awake at night.

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The Social Burden of Depression in Japan

Aside from the effects on health and on people’s well-being, depression in Japan exacts a heavy economic toll on individuals, families and on society as a whole.

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India Elections: The Numbers

The Indian general election is the world’s biggest democratic exercise — and the numbers are staggering.

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The Tragic Dilemma of the Indian Voter

Being neither a Modi fan nor a Modi hater is a position many Indians find themselves in.

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Southeast Asia: The Silk Road and the Roman Route

The Silk Road’s historical importance has been vastly exaggerated. It was the sea that was the most important link between east and west.

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Southeast Asia: Identity in Search of a Name

What does “Southeast Asia” mean beyond a random chunk of geography?

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A New Dawn for Japan’s Imperial Diplomacy?

How will Japan’s new emperor fare when it comes to promoting Japan’s image and interests overseas?

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Japan’s Imperial Misunderstanding

The abdication of Emperor Akihito of Japan causes us to rethink the nature of his rule.

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