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Weekly Insights and Analysis

National Elections and Community Policing in Timor-Leste

This month, just a year short of its 20th anniversary, Timor-Leste held its fifth round of national elections—its second in less than a year—and despite some isolated incidents of violence in the hotly contested campaign, the country can be proud of a vote that was...

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Building an Entrepreneurship Ecosystem for Women in Mongolia

For many Mongolians, the booming capital, Ulaanbaatar, is synonymous with economic opportunity and a new life. Half the population now lives in the capital, most of them in the so-called ger areas, unplanned districts often lacking essential infrastructure like water...

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Why ASEAN Needs to Invest More in Cybersecurity

Last month, heads of state gathered in Singapore for the 32nd annual ASEAN Summit to discuss a wide variety of issues—from the Code of Conduct on the South China Sea and the humanitarian crisis in Myanmar’s Rakhine State, to advancing regional economic integration and...

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Is Peace with the Taliban Possible?

From March 25-27, delegations from across the region and around the world gathered in Uzbekistan's capital, Tashkent, in an effort to broker peace talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban. While there have been dozens of similar attempts in the past, these...

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