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In Depth: Democracy and Asia Pacific

31 Dec 2014

Democracy: Four Reasons to Be Optimistic in 2015

2014 was a bleak year for the development of democracy around the world, but history has shown we are often blind to the democratic possibilities unfolding amidst the turmoil.
27 Feb 2013

Mapping North Korea’s Brutal Labor Camps

As North Korea’s systemic human rights abuses get a hearing at the UN, Curtis Melvin explains how he has used the latest satellite images of the country to report the expansion of the regime’s gruesome gulags.
24 May 2013

Latin America Seizes the Asian Century

Mexico, Colombia, Peru, and Chile's newly founded Pacific Alliance has quickly established itself as Latin America’s alternative to the Mercosur trading bloc's statist economic policies.
7 Jan 2013

Japan’s Values Diplomacy

In the face of a hostile and undemocratic China, Japan’s new prime minister is putting a premium on shared values, stressing ties with the US and reaching out to Australia and India.
19 Feb 2015

Hong Kong Protests Traders from China

Protesters are tussling with police again in Hong Kong, ostensibly over the issue of Chinese “parallel traders.” But is it also a revival of last fall’s “Umbrella Revolution”?
23 Sep 2015

OPINION. The Eurasian Economic Union’s Growth Not Good For Democracy In Region

Simon Hoellerbauer. Eurasia Review. Spain. 11:01 AM EDT