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Asia news and analysis from The Nation
July 23, 2021
Why Tokyo Turned Against the Olympics
The city is the center of a great experiment at a dangerous new phase of the pandemic.
Chelsea Szendi Schieder
July 21, 2021
The Human Costs of the Pandemic Olympics
The Tokyo Games should be a warning to potential Olympic hosts everywhere.
July 16, 2021
Anti-Asian Racism and the 2020 Olympic Games
How can IOC President Thomas Bach force through these games against the will of 80 percent of the population? It helps if you don’t even know who they are.
July 15, 2021
Is a War With China Inevitable?
The statements coming out of the Department of Defense and the upper ranks of Congress these days make it seem that way.
Michael T. Klare
July 6, 2021
Xinjiang Denialists Are Only Aiding Imperialism
Denying China’s oppression of Uighurs helps empire—both China’s and the US’s.
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July 6, 2021
Gayatri Spivak: ‘The Subaltern Speaks Through Dying’
A conversation on the educational empowerment of rural poor in India, and the evolution of Spivak's thinking about state and citizen.
July 5, 2021
The US Finds Itself on the Wrong Side of Imran Khan’s Populism
Widely blamed for mismanaging the economy—and hemorrhaging support since he was elected amid accusations of vote rigging in 2018—Khan seems to believe that running against the US is his ticket to victory.
June 30, 2021
‘We Have to Make Our Nation Confront What It Doesn’t Want to Remember’
A conversation with Pulitzer Prize–winning novelist Viet Thanh Nguyen.
Katrina vanden Heuvel
June 15, 2021
Iran’s Incredible Shrinking Democracy
For the first time, Iran’s presidential election outcome has been predetermined.
June 8, 2021
We Don’t Have Time to Waste on Cold Wars
The US and China are the world’s two greatest carbon emitters—if they can’t figure out how to cooperate, the future of humanity is grim.