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Pakistan and the Taliban: Past as Prologue?
September 30, 2015
Pakistan and the Taliban: Past as Prologue?
After riding the Islamist militancy tiger for decades, Pakistan now has a problem.
Pakistan and the Taliban: Past as Prologue?
Nepal and the Politics of Earthquakes
September 30, 2015
Nepal and the Politics of Earthquakes
Plans are in place, the government knows what needs to be done, the money is there, and the survivors are waiting.
Nepal and the Politics of Earthquakes
Singapore’s Surprisingly Predictable Election Result
September 30, 2015
Singapore’s Surprisingly Predictable Election Result
Most analysts were surprised that the ruling PAP did so well. They shouldn’t have been.
Singapore’s Surprisingly Predictable Election Result
Australia: Change at the Top
September 30, 2015
Australia: Change at the Top
In yet another political knifing in Canberra, a very different prime minister takes over.
Australia: Change at the Top
Gilgit-Baltistan: Pakistan’s Hidden Paradise
August 31, 2015
Gilgit-Baltistan: Pakistan’s Hidden Paradise
Some stunning experiences await the traveler to one of Pakistan’s most unique regions.
Gilgit-Baltistan: Pakistan’s Hidden Paradise
After the Scandal: What’s Next for Malaysia
August 31, 2015
After the Scandal: What’s Next for Malaysia
PM Najib Razak seems to have navigated the immediate fallout of the 1MDB scandal, but it will continue to haunt him.
After the Scandal: What’s Next for Malaysia
Sri Lanka: Rajapaksa Foiled Again
August 31, 2015
Sri Lanka: Rajapaksa Foiled Again
Is it the end of the road for the country’s former strongman?
Sri Lanka: Rajapaksa Foiled Again
The U.S.-China Summit: Decoding a Tower of Babel
August 31, 2015
The U.S.-China Summit: Decoding a Tower of Babel
Washington and Beijing consistently send mixed messages about how they see the world, each other, and themselves.
The U.S.-China Summit: Decoding a Tower of Babel
A Little Africa in China
July 31, 2015
A Little Africa in China
China’s involvement in Africa is widely discussed. Less talked about are the lives of Africans living in China.
A Little Africa in China
Japan and Asia: Dances with the Dragon
July 31, 2015
Japan and Asia: Dances with the Dragon
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s regional diplomacy has been dominated by Japan’s past and China’s future.
Japan and Asia: Dances with the Dragon
The Other Claimants: Vietnam and Philippines in the South China Sea
July 31, 2015
The Other Claimants: Vietnam and Philippines in the South China Sea
Regional capitals try to secure their interests without starting a conflict.
The Other Claimants: Vietnam and Philippines in the South China Sea
Lingering Ghosts: World War II and the Shaping of Modern Asia
July 31, 2015
Lingering Ghosts: World War II and the Shaping of Modern Asia
How the war’s end brought the end of colonialism, the arrival of communism, and the rise of political dynasties.
Lingering Ghosts: World War II and the Shaping of Modern Asia
Climate Change and the Pacific
June 30, 2015
Climate Change and the Pacific
It is likely that countries in the region will become uninhabitable long before they are submerged.
Climate Change and the Pacific
The Mirage of Afghanistan-Pakistan Rapprochement
June 30, 2015
The Mirage of Afghanistan-Pakistan Rapprochement
Despite hopeful signs over the last few months, Kabul and Islamabad face a long, hard road to reconciliation.
The Mirage of Afghanistan-Pakistan Rapprochement
China’s Last Royal
June 30, 2015
China’s Last Royal
From royalty to acupuncture, Runqi Gobulo experienced China at its most turbulent.
China’s Last Royal
Weapons of the Next War
June 30, 2015
Weapons of the Next War
In order to avoid another war in Asia, we need to visualize it.
Weapons of the Next War
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