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The Fall of Ahok and Indonesia's Future
Southeast Asia
The Fall of Ahok and Indonesia's Future
Ahok's defeat says less about the rise of Islamism and more about the strength of entrenched political interests.
The Fall of Ahok and Indonesia's Future
The Politics of Reincarnation: India, China, and the Dalai Lama
South Asia
The Politics of Reincarnation: India, China, and the Dalai Lama
Will the Dalai Lama reincarnate in Tawang?
The Politics of Reincarnation: India, China, and the Dalai Lama
A Fresh Crisis in the Kashmir Valley
South Asia
A Fresh Crisis in the Kashmir Valley
The recent by-poll in Srinagar was marked by violence and abysmally low voter turnout.
A Fresh Crisis in the Kashmir Valley
Mongolia's Democracy Under Stress
East Asia
Mongolia's Democracy Under Stress
A wave of protests (and lack of any government response) is challenging Mongolia's political system.
Mongolia's Democracy Under Stress
Kashmir Goes to the Polls
South Asia
Kashmir Goes to the Polls
Yogi Adityanath’s appointment as chief minister in Uttar Pradesh imperils the PDP-BJP coalition's prospects in Kashmir.
Kashmir Goes to the Polls
Indonesia’s Unfolding Corruption Scandal
Southeast Asia
Indonesia’s Unfolding Corruption Scandal
The scandal could serve as a political turning point for President Joko Widodo.
Indonesia’s Unfolding Corruption Scandal
Saudi Arabia Pivots to Asia (For Now)
March 30, 2017
Saudi Arabia Pivots to Asia (For Now)
The Kingdom is looking east, but don’t count out relations with the US.
Saudi Arabia Pivots to Asia (For Now)
A Temple Under Siege: Wat Phra Dhammakaya
Southeast Asia
A Temple Under Siege: Wat Phra Dhammakaya
The fate of a notorious Thai cult hangs in the balance.
A Temple Under Siege: Wat Phra Dhammakaya
Can Malaysia's Opposition Win?
Southeast Asia
Can Malaysia's Opposition Win?
Despite the massive 1MDB scandal, Malaysia's ruling party might be in an even better position than in 2013.
Can Malaysia's Opposition Win?
China's Urbancide in Tibet
East Asia
China's Urbancide in Tibet
China's urbanization policies have a particularly telling impact on Tibet.
China's Urbancide in Tibet
Is the North Korea Crisis a Gift for Malaysia’s Najib?
Southeast Asia
Is the North Korea Crisis a Gift for Malaysia’s Najib?
Despite the scandals, Malaysian prime minister has the moral high ground.
Is the North Korea Crisis a Gift for Malaysia’s Najib?
Student Activism Rears Its Head in India
South Asia
Student Activism Rears Its Head in India
A spike in politically-motivated incidents has India asking: how much activism is too much?
Student Activism Rears Its Head in India
Local Elections: The Coming Test for Nepal's Constitution
South Asia
Local Elections: The Coming Test for Nepal's Constitution
Nepal holds local elections for the first time in two decades.
Local Elections: The Coming Test for Nepal's Constitution
On Taiwan, the Honeymoon Is Over
East Asia
On Taiwan, the Honeymoon Is Over
Tsai Ing-wen's popularity is falling amid pressure from Beijing and economic uncertainty.
On Taiwan, the Honeymoon Is Over
South Korea’s Dangerous Leadership Vacuum
East Asia
South Korea’s Dangerous Leadership Vacuum
South Korea’s ongoing political crisis is making it difficult to respond effectively to North Korean provocations.
South Korea’s Dangerous Leadership Vacuum
The Trouble With Indonesia’s Ahok Test
Southeast Asia
The Trouble With Indonesia’s Ahok Test
The political future of the Jakarta governor isn’t quite the litmus test some are claiming.
The Trouble With Indonesia’s Ahok Test
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