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Fishermen carry bluefin trevally fish, locally known as Vatta, as a cargo ship carries containers in the Arabian Sea off Kochi, India, on May 9, 2018. Sivaram V/Reuters

Tracking Trade Tensions With India

President Donald J. Trump heads to India at the end of the month— this week the White House formally announced the trip for February 24 and 25, with Ahmedabad, Gujarat, and New Delhi the main stops. Read More

February 3, 2020

Australia
Morrison Struggles Amidst His Bushfire Response

Daniel Flitton is the editor of The Interpreter, a digital magazine published daily by the Lowy Institute in Sydney.

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February 3, 2020

Coronavirus
Southeast Asian Governments Struggle Against the Coronavirus Test

The coronavirus which originated in Wuhan, China, continues to spread around the globe. New cases are being discovered every day.

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January 30, 2020

Southeast Asia
The Uncertainty of Vietnam’s Domestic Politics and Foreign Policy

In a major new defense white paper, its first in ten years, Vietnam has signaled that it could abandon its long-standing foreign policy strategy of hedging between major powers like China and the United States and move more definitively into Washington’s orbit. These documents are generally full of turgid Marxist-Leninist jargon, but this one, released late last year, is unusually blunt, with an unprecedented warning to China about the consequences of stepping up its aggressive behavior toward Vietnam in the South China Sea.

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