The Tale of 2 Economies: Navigating the Growth Paradox in China
China’s impressive topline growth figures mask underlying disparities and societal unease.
Philippines Deploys Warship to Palawan Island, Facing South China Sea
The deployment follows a string of stand-offs between Chinese and Philippine vessels in the disputed seaway.
What’s Behind Qatar’s Decision to Release 8 Indian Nationals Convicted of Espionage?
India has been seeking their release since August 2022. Did the timing relate to India’s shift away from a pro-Israel stance?
Pakistan’s Not-So-Azad Kashmir
Pakistan spends a lot of effort condemning India’s governance in Kashmir. Few are interested in addressing the plight of the Kashmiris under Pakistan’s control.
Markets, Makers, and the State of Play in Southeast Asia’s Electric Vehicle Industry
Across Southeast Asia, countries do not want to simply be a market for EVs. They want to make them.
After the Election: Where Will Lai Lead Taiwan?
Taiwanese voters have made their choice. Now it’s up to President-elect Lai Ching-te – and the reactions from Washington and Beijing – to shape the future.
Ali Riaz on the Future of Bangladesh’s Politics
Despite Bangladesh’s slide toward a one-party autocracy, “the current trajectory is not destiny.”
Why China Doesn’t Have an Opposition Leader Like Navalny
The popular Russian opposition leader has died in prison, but even his tragic career would have been impossible in China.
Xi Jinping’s Quest for Self-governance Without Democracy
Online Dump of Chinese Hacking Documents Offers Rare Window Into Pervasive State Surveillance
China Should Be Wary of the Trap of History
India and the Red Sea Imbroglio
India, with its traditionally close ties with Iran and its increasing influence in the region, may have a role to play in alleviating the present crisis.
The Asia-Pacific Holds the Key to Tackling Overfishing
Taiwan Protests After China Boards a Tourist Boat Near Kinmen Island
Why Russia’s Latest Space Weapon Is So Dangerous
What the US National Defense Industrial Strategy Means for the Indo-Pacific
For major stakeholders in the Indo-Pacific, including India, the priorities set out by the NDIS merit close examination.
China Continues Its Search for a Maritime Military Presence in West Africa
Japan’s Plan for a New JGSDF Training Site in Okinawa Stokes Opposition
For China’s Military, 2024 Is the Year of Discipline
Following Release, Thailand’s Thaksin Welcomes Former Cambodian PM
The former Thai leader established a close relationship with Hun Sen during his 15 years in self-exile.
Indonesian Election Shows Advances In Deradicalization Methods
What Malaysia’s New King Means For the Country’s Monarchy
Indonesian Presidential Contenders Call for Parliamentary Probe Into Election
What a Tamil Language School in Sri Lanka Tells Us About the Reconciliation Process
Language is a critical part of the country's moves toward post-war reconciliation, especially when it comes to grassroots efforts.
How India’s COVID-19 Lockdowns Impacted Menstrual Health
India’s Assam State to Introduce Uniform Civil Code
UN Doha Conference on Afghanistan Fails to Achieve Key Goals
South Korean Government Warns Striking Doctors to Return to Work or Face Legal Action
About 7,800 medical interns and residents in South Korea have walked off their jobs this week to protest the government’s push to recruit more medical students.
North Korea: An Interesting Start to 2024
South Korea in Political Disarray Ahead of the April Parliamentary Elections
North Korea Welcomes Russian Tourists, Likely Its First Since the Pandemic
Where Others Dither, Japan Delivers on Aid to Ukraine
Japan’s support for Ukraine demonstrates strong leadership and provides a glimmer of hope amid a divided and increasingly paralyzed Western alliance.
Japan Bets on Carbon Capture and Storage Technology
Can Japan’s Liberal Democratic Party Escape Factional Politics?
Kishida’s Struggle to Win Over Japan’s Conservatives
France, the Vatican, and the Pan-Asian Sexual Abuse Scandals of MEP Missionaries
Both French authorities and the Vatican seem reluctant to act on accusations of sexual abuse by French priests in Japan, Thailand, Cambodia, and more.
Myanmar’s Diaspora in South Korea Fights for Democracy Back Home
10 Years After the UN Report: The International Community’s Role in Improving Human Rights in North Korea
US Sanctions and Rallying Around the Flag in North Korea and Cambodia
Slow Suffocation in Central Asia
A lack of political will on the part of Central Asian governments prevents the region from dealing seriously with its air quality problem.
Prominent Karakalpak Activists Aqylbek Muratbai Facing Extradition From Kazakhstan to Uzbekistan
Japan’s Role in Healing the Aral Sea and Engaging Central Asia
Germany Becomes First EU Country to Forge Strategic Partnership With Mongolia
In Southeast Asia, the US Should Talk Loudly About Immigration
Washington ought to be doing more to attract the region’s best and brightest.
Winning the China-US Narrative Competition in Southeast Asia
Why the US and China Should Work Together to Solve the Global Scam Crisis
A Murdered Ambassador, a Closed Embassy: The Tragic History of US Diplomacy in Afghanistan
Indonesia Announces New Tax Incentives to Encourage EV Sales
The latest announcement reflects the Indonesian government’s desire to stay at the forefront of the region's EV production race.
Why Malaysia’s Pharmaniaga Is In Financial Trouble
Indonesia’s Fossil Fuel Subsidies Threaten its Energy Transition
The Benefits of Japan’s Climate Transition Bond
Marape’s State Visit Puts Australia-Papua New Guinea Bonhomie on Display
For Australia, it is critical to keep good ties with PNG amid China's growing influence.
COFA Collateral Damage and Its Consequences: A View from Palau
US Congress’ COFA Delay Jeopardizes a Key Element of the ’Free and Open Indo-Pacific’
Can the Indo-Pacific Eliminate Cervical Cancer?
Is Southern Thailand Moving Toward Peace?
Zachary Abuza of the National War College discusses the latest developments in long-running peace talks.
Ping-Pong Diplomacy Makes a Comeback in China-US Relations
Indian-Chinese Couples: Rebels or Bridge Builders?
How Serious Are the Latest Threats From North Korea?
Myanmar’s Conflict Takes Its Toll on Popular Coastal Resort Town
On Ngapali Beach, the sands are deserted, the hotels stand empty, and many locals are struggling to make ends meet.