Asia-Pacific


The Nonexistent Asian Migrant Crisis

Despite their prosperity, why have countries like South Korea and Japan accepted very few refugees?


The International Community Must Stop Duterte

On September 29, 2016, Filipino President Rodrigo Duterte compared himself to Adolf Hitler when discussing his administration’s crackdown on drug dealers and drug abusers. During a speech he said, “Hitler massacred 3 million Jews … there’s 3 million drug addicts. There are. I’d be happy to slaughter them.” His remarks were immediately condemned by many […]


The Trouble with DDR: Ending the World’s Longest Civil War

Myanmar’s history of distrust makes forging peace a tall task.


Beyond National Humiliation: Taiwanese Identity Transformed

Taiwan has traded in the Chinese narrative of national humiliation for a unique identity of its own.


The Panama Papers: Expanding the Divide

The Panama Papers have exposed global connections of wealth and power that will not be easily forgotten by the world’s citizenry


Camel Bells and Smoky Deserts

China’s plan to invigorate the deserts of Central Asia with capital from the East poses some risks but could largely benefit the region