This Week in Asia: September 1, 2023

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Kyrgyzstan, Kusturizatsia, and Corruption 

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

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

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 

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.

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Las Vegas News Magazine

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