Menu
Account
Japan: Shinzo Abe’s Upcoming Election Test
East Asia
Japan: Shinzo Abe’s Upcoming Election Test
Will Japan’s farmers revolt against the LDP in the July Upper House election?
Japan: Shinzo Abe’s Upcoming Election Test
Trumpmenbashi
Central Asia
Trumpmenbashi
What Central Asia’s spectacular states can tell us about authoritarianism in America.
Trumpmenbashi
Kyrgyzstan’s NGO and LGBT Crackdown
Central Asia
Kyrgyzstan’s NGO and LGBT Crackdown
Scapegoating the NGOs and LGBT community won’t fix country’s economy.
Kyrgyzstan’s NGO and LGBT Crackdown
Interview: Kanhaiya Kumar on India's Challenges Under Narendra Modi
South Asia
Interview: Kanhaiya Kumar on India's Challenges Under Narendra Modi
"This is a concerted attack on Indian democracy."
Interview: Kanhaiya Kumar on India's Challenges Under Narendra Modi
Do Singaporeans Really Vote Along Racial Lines?
Southeast Asia
Do Singaporeans Really Vote Along Racial Lines?
How did Lee Kuan Yew arrive at his conclusion that voter bias existed in the Republic?
Do Singaporeans Really Vote Along Racial Lines?
Reformists Make Gains in Iranian Elections. Now What?
Central Asia
Reformists Make Gains in Iranian Elections. Now What?
The gains are significant, but are they enough to make Iran change course?
Reformists Make Gains in Iranian Elections. Now What?
Modi: Time for a Reboot?
South Asia
Modi: Time for a Reboot?
India's dynamic prime minister needs to reboot his policy plans if he wants to achieve real progress.
Modi: Time for a Reboot?
Vietnam’s 12th Party Congress
Southeast Asia
Vietnam’s 12th Party Congress
A tale of two goals: maintaining a monopoly of power and sustaining economic growth.
Vietnam’s 12th Party Congress
Vietnam’s Corruption Problem
Southeast Asia
Vietnam’s Corruption Problem
The country struggles to fight corruption as the public is kept in the dark about officials’ wealth.
Vietnam’s Corruption Problem
Taiwan: Can Tsai Ing-Wen Change the Politics of Death?
East Asia
Taiwan: Can Tsai Ing-Wen Change the Politics of Death?
The incoming president faces a debate over the death penalty.
Taiwan: Can Tsai Ing-Wen Change the Politics of Death?
The Staying Power of Thailand’s Military
Southeast Asia
The Staying Power of Thailand’s Military
The ruling junta is likely to remain in power for the foreseeable future.
The Staying Power of Thailand’s Military
Philippine ‘People Power’ Thirty Years On
Southeast Asia
Philippine ‘People Power’ Thirty Years On
The legacy of People Power in the Philippines remains ambiguous.
Philippine ‘People Power’ Thirty Years On
Indonesia’s Anti-Corruption Fight
Southeast Asia
Indonesia’s Anti-Corruption Fight
Anti-corruption could be Jokowi’s ticket to political redemption.
Indonesia’s Anti-Corruption Fight
Central Asia’s Presidents-for-Life
Central Asia
Central Asia’s Presidents-for-Life
Don’t hold your breath waiting for democratic transitions in Central Asia.
Central Asia’s Presidents-for-Life
Oceania: The Key And Turnbull Show
Oceania
Oceania: The Key And Turnbull Show
The leaders of Australia and New Zealand are enjoying a political bromance.
Oceania: The Key And Turnbull Show
Taiwan’s Elections, China’s Response and America’s Policy
East Asia
Taiwan’s Elections, China’s Response and America’s Policy
In the wake of the election, the future of cross-strait relations is even more uncertain.
Taiwan’s Elections, China’s Response and America’s Policy
Newsletter
Sign up for our weekly newsletter
The Diplomat Brief