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September 2019
The Lose-Lose Trade War
by Xiangfeng Yang
“The feud not only has precipitated an economic decoupling of the United States and China, but also has pushed the overall bilateral relationship to its lowest point in half a century.”

September 2019
China’s Social Credit System: Data-Driven Governance for a ‘New Era’
by Larry Catá Backer
“Social credit redirects the power of data away from markets and strengthens the state’s ability to comprehensively control behavior.” First in a series on ways of governing.

September 2019
Japan’s Model of Immigration Without Immigrants
by Erin Aeran Chung
“[T]he government opted for piecemeal solutions that would temporarily meet domestic needs for labor while maintaining official closed-door policies.”

September 2019
Australia’s Refugee Detention Regime: Offshore and Unaccountable
by Amy Nethery
“[T]he idea that being ‘tough on asylum’ wins elections has become one of the great enduring myths of Australian politics, and apparently both major parties have decided that the stakes are too high to try anything different.”

September 2019
Are Malaysia’s Reformers Up to the Task?
by Gaik Cheng Khoo
“There is a danger that internal power struggles may cause distractions and derail the project of reformation.”

September 2019
Escape from Jakarta?
by Abidin Kusno
“The lack of planning can be understood as an art of governing, for it ensures the operation of informality.”

September 2019
Perspective: Gay Marriage in Taiwan and the Struggle for Recognition
by Howard Chiang
Advances for minority rights in Taiwan may help make the case for independence at a time when China has increased pressure for reunification and faces protests in Hong Kong.

September 2019
Books: Japanese Ingredients for a Good Old Age
by Jason Danely
Convivial meeting places that cultivate a sense of purpose and belonging are a key to happiness among the rapidly growing cohort of elderly people in Japan.

September 2019
Four Months in Review: April–July 2019
by the editors of Current History
An international chronology of events from April through July, country by country, day by day.

September 2019
Map of East and Southeast Asia
by the editors of Current History
Map

May 2019
Nigeria’s Two Decades of Zero-Sum Democracy
by Ebenezer Obadare
“[T]he more distant the experience of military rule, the greater has been society’s reconciliation to the reality of democracy as the only game in town.”

May 2019
South Africa’s Precarious Black Middle Class
by Roger Southall
“The precarity of daily existence for so many black middle-class South Africans is heightened by dependence on political connections.” Ninth in a series on social mobility around the world.

May 2019
Congo’s New Citizens’ Movements and Kabila’s Exit
by Marta Iñiguez de Heredia
“The strategies Kabila adopted to avoid stepping down at the end of his term in December 2016 inadvertently consolidated this new democratic wave.”

May 2019
The Eritrea-Ethiopia Thaw and Its Regional Impact
by Michael Woldemariam
“[T]urning the page on decades of conflict and underdevelopment in the Horn of Africa will require ... democratization and the institutionalization of transparent, accountable governance.”

May 2019
Pan-African Aspirations Drive a New Free Trade Pact
by Christopher Changwe Nshimbi
“Ideally, the free movement of goods and services should coexist with the free movement of people.”

May 2019
Perspective: Momentum Builds for the Restitution of African Art
by Sylvester Okwunodu Ogbechie
Western museums are under pressure to return cultural artifacts looted during the colonial period, as world-class African institutions emerge to claim rights to lost heritage.

May 2019
Books: Everyday Life in a Post-Slavery Society
by Sandra E. Greene
In Mauritania, where slavery remained legal until 1981, women descended from slaves are taking charge of their lives and redefining their identities.

May 2019
The Month in Review: March 2019
by the editors of Current History
An international chronology of events in March, country by country, day by day.

April 2019
Map of Africa
by the editors of Current History
Map of Africa

April 2019
Obstacles to Social Mobility in India—And the Way Forward
by Anirudh Krishna
“For many ... significant upward mobility remains a doubtful prospect, while substantial downward mobility is a real possibility.” Eighth in a series on social mobility around the world.

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