Asia’s scamdemic: How COVID-19 supercharged online crime - Asia Nikkei

Wednesday, November 16, 2022

News Type: USIP in the News

Three scammers sat in a room in Poipet, Cambodia, watching the drama unfold on screen. They had just tricked a man into transferring 235,000 baht (over 6,500 dollars), his life savings, to them. Leading the scam was Kai (not his real name), a Thai teenager; next to him was his Chinese employer, and between them a Thai...

Violent Extremism

Biden administration working to clean up Milley remarks on Ukraine diplomacy - CNN

Tuesday, November 15, 2022

News Type: USIP in the News

The Biden administration is working to reassure the Ukrainian government, outside experts, and former US officials that it will not push Ukraine to imminently seek a diplomatic outcome to the war with Russia after the most senior US general publicly pushed for a more urgent diplomatic effort this winter. The administration is...

Global Policy

Myanmar Junta Facing Major New Armed Threat in Far West - Voice of America

Sunday, November 13, 2022

News Type: USIP in the News

Renewed fighting in Myanmar’s far west between the military and a powerful rebel group is opening another deadly front in the country’s post-coup chaos, piling pressure on a junta still struggling to consolidate power. The military’s February 2021 coup and subsequent crackdown on peaceful protests set off a wave or armed resistance across...

Violent Extremism

How far are Ukraine and Russia from negotiations? - Al Jazeera

Friday, November 11, 2022

News Type: USIP in the News

This past week, Ukrainian and Russian officials have made several public statements in an apparent willingness to re-engage in dialogue, blaming one another for stalling a possible negotiated solution after nearly nine months of fighting. But experts have said the prospect of meaningful talks remains distant. Ukraine, they say, will seek to...

Conflict Analysis & Prevention

Potentially divided U.S. Congress to remain united on at least one issue: China - The Japan Times

Thursday, November 10, 2022

News Type: USIP in the News

Although the balance of power in the U.S. Congress is still up for grabs, the midterm results are unlikely to alter the general direction of Washington’s tough stance toward China. That said, what’s shaping up to be a Republican-led House of Representatives is likely to ramp up the pressure on U.S. President Joe Biden to double down on...

Democracy & Governance

US ups N.Korea pressure but fears no end to headache - AFP

Saturday, November 5, 2022

News Type: USIP in the News

As North Korea fires a blitz of missiles, the United States is sticking to a mixture of pressure and offers of dialogue but US policymakers are resigned that little they do is likely to change Pyongyang's course. Eager to avoid another global crisis alongside Russia's invasion of Ukraine, President Joe Biden's administration has focused ...

Global Policy