Corruption in Malaysia: The No Shame Game
From prison, disgraced former Prime Minister Najib Razak is plotting an unlikely political comeback. Don't rule it out.
What Indonesia’s Election Result Means For the Ruling PDI-P
Cast into opposition for the first time in two decades, the PDI-P has a critical role to play as a check on the incoming administration's power.
The Tale of 2 Economies: Navigating the Growth Paradox in China
China’s impressive topline growth figures mask underlying disparities and societal unease.
Weiting Chen Discusses the Sunflower Movement, 10 Years Later
10 years on, what impact has the Sunflower Movement had on Taiwan?
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.
Hong Kong’s Article 23 Legislation Is Another Step Toward Authoritarian Rule
The proposed bill would go even further than the National Security Law in restricting political freedoms and civil society.
2 Chinese Bloggers in Exile Warn That Police Are Interrogating Their Followers
The Precarious State of the Nordic Countries’ One China Policy
China’s Influence in the Middle East and Its Limitations
In a Crisis, Could China Coerce Taiwan Through Cyberspace?
It’s important to understand China’s approach to offensive cyber operations in a potential Taiwan Strait crisis falling below the threshold of war.
Will Kim Jong Un Meet With Japan’s Prime Minister Kishida?
How Would India Respond in a Taiwan Contingency?
The Philippines’ Transparency Over the South China Sea: Quo Vadis?
India’s Anti-Piracy Missions Were Years in the Making
The recent uptick in activity is the culmination of a long-term shift that has largely gone unnoticed.
South Korean and US Troops to Begin Major Exercises Next Week
Indonesia and Australia Move Toward ‘Significant’ Security Agreement
What the US National Defense Industrial Strategy Means for the Indo-Pacific
Indonesia’s Jokowi Confers Honorary Promotion On Likely Successor
The promotion of Prabowo Subianto to the rank of four-star general has drawn further attention to his controversial military career under Suharto's New Order regime.
Philippine Lawmaker Demands Answers From Singapore Over Reported Taylor Swift Deal
Malaysia to Sign Free Trade Pact with UAE in June, Official Says
Why Are Southeast Asia’s Young Voters Turning to Illiberal Populists?
A ‘Muslim’ Lion Cohabiting With a ‘Hindu’ Lioness Has Got the Goat of India’s Hindutva Activists
The VHP’s filing of a court case against a lioness being named Sita is part of its strategy to separate Hindus and Muslims in the imagination of Hindus.
Nepali Nationals Are Fighting and Dying in Russia’s War on Ukraine
Most UN Security Council Members Demand Taliban Rescind Decrees Seriously Oppressing Women and Girls
Has the Indian Flagship Kaladan Project in Myanmar Hit a Dead End?
Understanding Satellite Parties in South Korea and Their Dangers to Democracy
In South Korea, major political forces make strategic use of satellite parties to exploit the semi-mixed-member proportional representation system.
South Korean Government Warns Striking Doctors to Return to Work or Face Legal Action
North Korea: An Interesting Start to 2024
South Korea in Political Disarray Ahead of the April Parliamentary Elections
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
Why India Became Indispensable to US Foreign Policy and Pakistan Was Left Behind
Democracy and “shared values” play a major role in diplomacy – something that Pakistan seems to have overlooked.
Navalny’s Death Highlights the Dangers Facing Cambodia’s Political Prisoners
Asian Care Worker Abuse in the Global North: A Call for Greater Corporate Accountability
The Hereditary Dictatorships of North Korea, Cambodia Have Shared Soviet Roots
US Puts Additional Central Asian Companies on Russia Sanctions List
The latest round of sanctions designations included a Kyrgyzstan-based company and two firms based in Kazakhstan.
Karakalpak Activist Muratbai Given Asylum Seeker Status in Kazakhstan
Fratricidal Jihad: Assessing the Central Asian ISKP Attacks on Turkey
In Farcical Vote, Kyrgyz ‘Foreign Representative’ Law Moves Ahead Again
Meet the Men Now Spearheading China-US Climate Diplomacy
What does the reshuffle of their respective climate envoys mean for the future of China-U.S. climate engagement?
In Southeast Asia, the US Should Talk Loudly About Immigration
Winning the China-US Narrative Competition in Southeast Asia
Why the US and China Should Work Together to Solve the Global Scam Crisis
Indonesia’s Long and Winding Road to OECD Membership
The 38-nation grouping has agreed to begin accession talks with Jakarta. Now comes the hard part.
Why the Indonesian Stock Market Is Booming
How Automation Will Shape the Future of Work in India
Indonesia Announces New Tax Incentives to Encourage EV Sales
Feleti Teo Is Named Tuvalu’s New Prime Minister
The new government will determine the fate of a security treaty with Australia – and could reconsider Tuvalu’s ties with Taiwan.
New Zealand’s Dilemma at the WTO’s Big Meeting in UAE
Marape’s State Visit Puts Australia-Papua New Guinea Bonhomie on Display
COFA Collateral Damage and Its Consequences: A View from Palau
Riots, Tribal Clash, Fuel Shortage: Papua New Guinea’s Many Crises
Douveri Henao, CEO and founder of Legacy Group, discusses the situation in PNG and how the country can overcome.
Is Southern Thailand Moving Toward Peace?
Ping-Pong Diplomacy Makes a Comeback in China-US Relations
Indian-Chinese Couples: Rebels or Bridge Builders?
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.