Category Archives: Asia

What’s the Deal With an Authoritarian in Manila?

Hello All! Welcome to another edition of “What’s the Deal?” the blog that knows the difference between archipelagos and atoll formation (thanks, Darwin). In this edition, we’ll discuss the fascinating and irascible new Filipino leader Rodrigo Duterte and his new … Continue reading

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What’s the Deal With Trade Deals?

Hello All! Welcome to another edition of “What’s the Deal?”, the blog that is always on the fast track, and always remembers to refill the TP. In this week’s post, we’ll discuss a certain trade deal involving the U.S. and … Continue reading

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What’s the Deal With the Red Shirts in Thailand?

Hello All! Welcome to another edition of “What’s the Deal?”, the blog that wonders what color shirt its supporters would wear. In this week’s edition, we’ll: examine a huge protest movement shaking the current government in Thailand. In a complex … Continue reading

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What’s the Deal With Better Labor Conditions for Garment Workers?

Hello All! Welcome to another edition of “What’s the Deal?” the blog that proudly does not outsource its writing. In this week’s post we’ll take a look at an agreement by major U.S. clothing retailers that puts forth a plan … Continue reading

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What’s the Deal With Royal Outlaws in Malaysia?

Hello All! Welcome to another edition of “What’s the Deal?” the blog that explains the Sultanate of Sulu so you don’t have to! In this week’s post, we’ll look at a fascinating small scale invasion by a rag-tag militant group … Continue reading

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What’s the Deal With Revolutionary Justice in Bangladesh?

Hello all! Welcome to another edition of “What’s the Deal?” the blog that isn’t old enough to mistakenly call Bangladesh “East Pakistan.” In this week’s post, we’ll check in on the South Asian country of Bangladesh and attempt to figure … Continue reading

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What’s the Deal With a Russian-Cozy Georgia?

Hello All! Welcome to another edition of “What’s the Deal?” the blog that is ready for some Caucasian wine. In this week’s post, we’ll discuss the Russian renewal of Georgian imports and the implications of a closer relationship between the … Continue reading

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