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March 1, 2016

Since October, Myanmar’s officially unrecognized Rohingya Muslim minority group has been subject to a military and police crackdown that has yielded wide-scale reports of rape, torture, and random killings (including of children). In Asia Blog, Debra Eisenman of the Asia Society Policy Institute explains what’s going on and how things have gone “from bad to worse” for the Rohingya in recent years.
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Kim Jong Nam, the elder half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, was recently victim to a sensational nerve agent assassination at Kuala Lumpur International Airport. Writing in the Asia Society Korea blog, Daniel Pinkston of the International Crisis Group discusses the bizarre events that unfolded in Malaysia, the possible scenarios that motivated them, and what the wider implications could be.
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China’s Communist Party Chairman Xi Jinping recently asserted that Beijing should "guide the international community to jointly build a more just and reasonable new world order" and “guide the international community to jointly maintain international security.” This hint at a larger Chinese role in shaping the world order comes as President Donald Trump is taking a more isolationist posture. In a ChinaFile conversation, experts discuss whether Xi’s remarks indicate a major shift, and how Beijing might try to shape a new world order.
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