Kyrgyzstan, Kusturizatsia, and Corruption
By Aksana Ismailbekova
Kusturizatsia means, literally, “vomiting.” Under the practice, corrupt individuals can repay a fraction of stolen proceeds to the state and then go about their business. Who knows where the money goes?
US Transits as Part of Taiwan’s Gray Zone Diplomacy
By Edward Kuperman
Taiwanese politicians’ “transits” through the United States have a 30-year history spanning both DPP and KMT administrations.
Why Thailand Should Mediate the Crisis in Myanmar
By Brian Wong and Tidarat Yingcharoen
The case for proactive, multilateral, pro-peace diplomacy.
The Nepali Guards Caught in the Chaotic US Evacuation of Afghanistan
By Jenna Mae Biedscheid
A sizable contingent of Nepali contractors provided security for U.S. personnel in Kabul. For them, the withdrawal meant a dangerous evacuation – and sudden unemployment.