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The premier international affairs magazine for the Asia-Pacific, covering politics, defense and society from China and Kazakhstan to Myanmar and Australia

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At last week’s election, the extraordinary, six-decade-long political journey of Mahathir Mohamad reached its quiet terminus.

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North Korea’s leader debuts his offspring, and sends a message.

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The Japanese defense ministry estimates that Tokyo will need to spend 48 trillion yen on defense over the next five years if it wants to achieve its security goals.

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Evidence suggests that ISKP’s tentacles have begun spreading across West, Central, and South Asia.

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Vietnam has emerged as a regional leader in renewables, but some thorny challenges lie ahead.

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As comprehensive security partners, India and ASEAN can be expected to engage in deeper cooperation relating to maritime security and disaster risk reduction.

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Veteran opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim has been sworn in as Malaysia’s 10th prime minister before King Al-Sultan Abdullah, ending a 30-year quest which had too often reduced his country’s political landscape into a nasty grudge match.

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Pakistan's civilian leadership seems to have realized that merit and seniority rather than political considerations should determine the selection of the army chief.

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The incident close to the Philippine-occupied Thitu Island was just the latest between the two nations in the disputed South China Sea.

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With the disease on the rise in the region, a dedicated transnational institution would reduce the cost of cancer treatments for those most in need.

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A Mandarin teacher in a Xinjiang internment camp reveals the horrors she witnessed. Feature by Ruth Ingram.

Imran Khan’s unceremonious fall from the prime minister’s office has only reinvigorated his devoted supporters.

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Autonomy Without Democracy Is Proving Unsustainable in Hong Kong

The World Sees a Public Health Crisis. Beijing Sees a Political Threat. From @Sarah_G_Cook 

Hong Kong Needs to Defend Its Education System

China in Europe: All for One and One for All?

China regards deception as a key component of national security policy and military planning, the PLA actively employs a range of deception measures.

A delegation headed by the Senate president and the mayor of Prague won hearts in Taiwan and shrugged off threats from China’s foreign minister. @vagabond_nick  explains.

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