Freedom and Fair Justice for Moldova’s Imprisoned Anti-Corruption Prosecutor

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The political persecution of Moldova’s Anti-Corruption Prosecutor stands as President Sandu’s first big test in office.

Biden’s Day One Executive Actions Take Aim at Key Planks of Trump Era

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In what seems to be an emerging norm for the executive branch, US President Joe Biden has wasted no time in dismantling key planks of his predecessor’s agenda.

The Dawn of a New 30 Years’ Crisis

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The Trump era will have lasting repercussions for US power and the structure of the global system.

China Scrambles to Contain COVID-19 Outbreak ahead of Lunar New Year

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Mass lockdowns and temporary COVID-19 hospitals have returned to China, and the timing couldn’t be worse.

Resurgent COVID-19 Looms over Asia’s Economic Recovery

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Asia is expected to lead the way in a post-COVID global economic recovery, but a new upsurge in COVID-19 cases highlights how the region is not out of the woods yet.

Trump Unveils a New Strategic Framework for the Indo-Pacific

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But was it really secret before its sudden declassification?

Outlook 2021: A New Dawn for the European Union?


With Brexit now in the past, what will the future hold for the European Union?

Outlook 2021: ASEAN under Brunei’s Chairmanship


ASEAN represents one of the most dynamic and fastest-growing economic blocs in the world. What can we expect in 2021?

Outlook 2021: Can China Rebuild its Damaged Reputation in the West?


Last year saw a dramatic rise in negative perceptions of China. What can Beijing do to reverse the trend in 2021?

EU-China Investment Agreement Casts Europe as a Great Power

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The EU-China Comprehensive Agreement on Investment has demonstrated Europe’s importance on the world stage – even if the agreement never sees the light of day.

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