September 18, 2020 From The Post-Soviet Post In modern day Russia, a fairly low number of women serve in the military despite an expanded force structure approaching 1 million active duty personnel. This paper explores why this is the case.
Hong Kong’s new national security law has left U.S. social media companies operating in Hong Kong with a difficult choice: Surrender user data as prescribed by law, potentially endangering their users’ privacy and freedom, or risk prosecution by protecting free speech on...
The Covid-19 pandemic has the Pacific island region in a unique bind. On the one hand, the physical isolation of the Pacific islands, coupled with their swift response in the early stages of the pandemic, means that they have been able to
September 1, 2020 From New Perspectives on Asia The U.S. dollar’s status as an international reserve currency and safe haven asset means that global financial stability relies, in part, on countries’ access to dollars.
August 31, 2020 From Strategic Technologies Blog As biotechnologies rapidly proliferate, China is rushing to develop regulatory frameworks. To set parameters for the evolving sector, Chinese authorities have rolled out various initiatives. Yet Beijing’s flagrant violation of bioethics casts doubt on its sincerity.
August 28, 2020 From New Perspectives on Asia Given its pacifist constitution, Japan relies on economic policy tools to pursue its strategic goals, which have become more salient in light of U.S.-China competition.
Vaccine development is opening a new arena for competition amid the Covid-19 pandemic. And as with so much else, Southeast Asian states face pressure to choose between competing models. Navigating the trade-offs and potential risks is already proving difficult.
The Senkaku Islands are a group of disputed islets in the East China Sea administrated by Japan but claimed also by mainland China as the Diaoyu Islands and Taiwan as the Diaoyutai islands. The Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative recently published a...