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Aid under fire: The dilemmas facing humanitarian actors in strife-torn Myanmar

Myanmar is in the midst of a humanitarian crisis dating back to the military coup of February 2021. How are aid providers navigating the ethical and practical dilemmas of humanitarian efforts in Myanmar? And what alternative models and approaches are emerging from local aid workers?

Vietnam’s balancing act with powers great and near

Vietnam pursues a carefully calibrated foreign policy of multi-alignment and hedging to balance its strategic interests and offset China’s military and economic might.

The legacy of the War on Terror for Muslims in the West

Two decades of terrorism countermeasures have left scars on Muslim communities in Australia and elsewhere.

Minding Xi’s business: How commercial enterprises navigate China’s political landscape

Are China’s economic woes due to the effects of the CCP’s zero-COVID policy and the Party’s overreach or is the reality of the relationship between the CCP, commercial enterprise, and China’s economy is far more nuanced?

How do Cambodia’s ever closer ties with China affect Southeast Asia?

Cambodia has for decades been aligning itself ever closer to China, with substantial economic and political consequences for it, the region and beyond.