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IAF Editorials: Asia/Pacific

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for the Asia/Pacific Region

A Short History of the ASEAN Digital Future
A Short History of the ASEAN Digital Future

The history and outlook for the Asian digital region. By Dr. Andrew Sheng. (09/15/2019)

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Indonesia abandoning its Capital?
Indonesia abandoning its Capital?

Relocating Indonesia's capital.  By Julia Suryakusuma. (09/07/2019)

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Kashmir Bleeds but the World Sleeps
Kashmir Bleeds but the World Sleeps

The democratic rights of the people of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) have been violated. By Hashim Raza. (08/14/2019)

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Indonesia might be trapped in Chinese debt with the BRI
Indonesia might be trapped in Chinese debt with the BRI

Indonesia, with its decreasing ability to pay foreign debts, might get trapped in Chinese debt with the implementation of the Belt and Road Initiative. By Dr. Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat and Dendy In... Read More...



Malaysia – Yet another crisis looming?
Malaysia – Yet another crisis looming?

Rising tensions in Malyasia. By Prof. Murray Hunter. (06/15/2019)

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Mega Economies of Tomorrow: Indonesia’s Way Up
Mega Economies of Tomorrow: Indonesia’s Way Up

Challenges and prospects for Indonesia's growth.  By Dharendra Wardhana. (04/30/2019)

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America’s opportunity to show solidarity (in action) with Sri Lanka
America’s opportunity to show solidarity (in action) with Sri Lanka

The Board of the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) will review a proposed $480 million compact with Sri Lanka this week.  Supporting it will show solidrity in the wake of the recent terro... Read More...



Japan - A Quiet Geo-Economic Giant
Japan - A Quiet Geo-Economic Giant

The state of Japan and prospects moving ahead. By Dr. Masahiro Matsumara. (04/06/2019)

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Nationalism in Japan & Brazil: a World Apart
Nationalism in Japan & Brazil: a World Apart

Japan, Brazil, and a need to look at nationalism in the context of a country's social and moral fabric. By Sandy Milne. (02/04/2019)

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Breaking Bad: The Dangers of the Shipbreaking Industry
Breaking Bad: The Dangers of the Shipbreaking Industry

The effects of shipbreaking on environments and populations. By Catie Brown. (01/16/2019)

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South-South cooperation has no alternative
South-South cooperation has no alternative

The need for enhancing multilateralism and strategic south-south exchange mechanisms. By Poppy S. Winanti and Rizky Alif Alfian. (10/03/2018)

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Refugee Crisis on Jeju Island Reveals the Pride and Prejudice of South Korea’s Ecstatic Populism
Refugee Crisis on Jeju Island Reveals the Pride and Prejudice of South Korea’s Ecstatic Populism

Xenophobia reveals itself from the Sourth Korean refugee issue on Jeju Island. By Won Min(Mark) Seo. (08/02/2018)

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The Dutch Model for Change
The Dutch Model for Change

How true leadership with regard to climate change may have an outstanding impact on the Asian world. By Dr. Wolfram Kalt. (07/31/2018)

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Looking East: What’s for Malaysia?
Looking East: What’s for Malaysia?

What lies ahead for Malaysia under Prime Minister Dr. Mahathir Mohammad? by Nik Luqman. (06/01/2018)

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Paradise in Tears: Sinhalese-Muslim  Ethnic Tension in Sri Lanka
Paradise in Tears: Sinhalese-Muslim Ethnic Tension in Sri Lanka

The ongoing anti-Muslim riots in Sri Lanka and how the current problem emerged as a continuation of hard line Sinhalese extremism. By Punsara Amarasinghe. (03/14/2018)

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ASEAN Shared - the EU twin from Asia: New memories, old wounds
ASEAN Shared - the EU twin from Asia: New memories, old wounds

ASEAN: examining the past and looking at the future. By Rattana Lao. (02/01/2018)

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Position Paper on Rohingya Refugee Crisis
Position Paper on Rohingya Refugee Crisis

ASEAN should take more responsibility in settling the issue of Rohingya Refugee Crisis. By Adritho Zaifar. (01/08/2018)

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Cooperation: The Key to Strengthening ASEAN Security
Cooperation: The Key to Strengthening ASEAN Security

The road ahead for ASEAN states and the role of the Philippines in it.  By Anushka Kapahi. (12/02/2017)

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Naval Convergence between Pakistan and Sri Lanka: Implications for India
Naval Convergence between Pakistan and Sri Lanka: Implications for India

What are the implications of newly developing naval diplomacy between Pakistan and Sri Lanka for India? By Dr. Adarsh Vijay. (09/14/2017)

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N Korea again: US caught napping, war a real threat
N Korea again: US caught napping, war a real threat

They say war is a sin, but sometimes, a necessary one. America must declare an all-out war in case all else fails. By Sartaj Chaudhary. (09/06/2017)

 

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Diamer Bhasha Dam: Islamabad’s Gambit with Beijing for Water Security
Diamer Bhasha Dam: Islamabad’s Gambit with Beijing for Water Security

Issues and complications surrounding Pakistan's Diamer Bhasha Dam. By Prof. Adarsh Vijay. (07/14/2017)

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Deterring North Korea
Deterring North Korea

How should North Korean sabre rattling be dealth with? By Sartaj Chaudhary. (04/07/2017).  First appearing in The Tribune India.

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Paging Gov. Beasley: Will the World Food Program face a famine or flourish under American budget cut
Paging Gov. Beasley: Will the World Food Program face a famine or flourish under American budget cut

The WFP needs to flourish in these trying times to control world hunger and thirst. New Executive Director Gov. David Beasley needs to do just that. By M. Patel. (03/29/2017)

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Let’s shatter the glass ceiling for women in global banking
Let’s shatter the glass ceiling for women in global banking

On this International Women’s Day, we can start to begin the end of male dominance of MDBs: let’s shatter the glass ceiling for women in global MBD banking. By M. Patel. (03/08/2017)Read More...



A Consequential UN Appointment From The Trump Administration
A Consequential UN Appointment From The Trump Administration

David Beasley has been nominated to lead the United Nation’s World Food Program (WFP), a critical program that needs visionary leadership.  By M. Patel. (03/07/2017)

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Iran’s Overseas Ambitions: Signs of a Naval Conundrum
Iran’s Overseas Ambitions: Signs of a Naval Conundrum

What lies ahead for Iran's overseas naval ambitionsBy Adarsh Vijay. (02/23/2017)

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China’s Counter-Enlightenment Approach to Taking Control of Afro-Eurasia
China’s Counter-Enlightenment Approach to Taking Control of Afro-Eurasia

Author argues that China intends to use leverage to dominate Afro-Eurasia, and to relegate both the US and Europe to minor roles in geopolitical power and influence. By Timothy Bovy. (01/24/20... Read More...



The Plight of Refugees
The Plight of Refugees

A brief analysis of the global refugee crisis.  By Sooyoung Hu. (01/05/2016)

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Sino-Russian neighborhood policy: Kazakhstan – Euroasian heart of gold
Sino-Russian neighborhood policy: Kazakhstan – Euroasian heart of gold

Kazakhstan is placed to be a Euo-Asian center. Can it achieve that goal?  By Filippo Romeo. (12/28/2016)

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(Un)Expected President
(Un)Expected President

Reflections on the election of Donald Trump and what it portends. By Tomislav Jakic.  (11/21/2016)

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