September 23, 2021
| Jake Harrington, Jared Thompson From Examining Extremism The Transnational Threats Project’s Examining Extremism series provides an overview and assessment of al Shabaab—an Islamist insurgent group that has waged a protracted insurgency in Somalia and launched attacks on regional states in East Africa.
September 21, 2021 From New Perspectives on Asia Russia over the past year has engaged in a vigorous campaign of public diplomacy across Southeast Asia. Throughout this campaign, Russia has promoted its Sputnik V vaccine in the region, first as part of modest Covid aid donations but increasingly as larger sales.
September 16, 2021 From Trustee China Hand In June 2021, Chinese smartphone giant Xiaomi released the inaugural edition of its transparency report, meant to explain how the company responds to information requests from governments around the world.
September 13, 2021 From Strategic Technologies Blog The EU's data privacy and protection law, the GDPR came into force in 2018. GDPR enforcement has intensified over the last three years, including an increasing number of fines imposed on companies.
September 8, 2021
| Catrina Doxsee, Jared Thompson, Grace Hwang From Examining Extremism The Transnational Threats Project’s Examining Extremism series provides an overview and assessment of Islamic State Khorasan Province — a regional affiliate of the Islamic State operating in Central and South Asia.
Covid-19 must encourage Indian central and state governments to increase budgetary spending on health and healthcare infrastructure while taking steps to provide adequate support to healthcare professionals.
September 3, 2021
| Simon Tran Hudes, Danielle Fallin From New Perspectives on Asia In June 2021, the State Department released its annual Trafficking in Persons (TIP) report. At more than 600 pages, it provides official findings on the state of forced labor around the globe. Among the world’s worst offenders this year is Malaysia.
Last week, Vice President Kamala Harris visited Singapore and Vietnam. It was the second cabinet-level visit to those two countries in just over a month, following Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin’s trip in late July.
As the first U.S. vice president to travel to Vietnam since 1975 and the highest-ranking Biden administration official to visit Asia so far, Vice President Harris’ trip to Hanoi signifies the United States’ commitment to strengthening U.S.-Vietnam relations.