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Moldova Holds First Direct Presidential Election Since 1996

Politics have never been an entirely local affair in Moldova. Wedged between Ukraine and Romania, the country has long been…

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Assessing Rodrigo Duterte’s First Hundred Days in Office

Even before declaring his candidacy for President of the Philippines last November, Rodrigo Duterte was no stranger to controversy. Throughout…

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To What Extent Does Xinjiang Influence Chinese Foreign Policy?

On August 30th, an ethnic Uyghur man drove a van laden with TNT into the Chinese embassy compound in Bishkek,…

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What Does Islam Karimov’s Death Mean For Uzbekistan and Central Asia?

Central Asia’s largest country by population, Uzbekistan, is currently going through its most crucial leadership transition in recent history. On…