Economy China’s Semiconductor Breakthrough By Che-Jen Wang | August 20, 2022
SMIC’s 7nm process advancement – despite heavy U.S. sanctions – will have major implications for East Asia.
Security Russia’s New Naval Doctrine: A ‘Pivot to Asia’? By Daniel Rakov | August 19, 2022
Russia’s new maritime doctrine gives increasing importance to the Pacific and the Arctic.
Security China, Indonesia, and Malaysia: Waltzing Around Oil Rigs By Emirza Adi Syailendra | August 18, 2022
Malaysia and Indonesia have tacitly consented to China’s assertive actions in the South China Sea.
Security Crossing the Line: The Makings of the 4th Taiwan Strait Crisis? By Olli Pekka Suorsa and Adrian Ang U-Jin | August 17, 2022
The PLA response to Pelosi’s Taiwan visit represents the riskiest and most intense challenge to the median line to date.
Society Japan’s Outsider Caste By Cristian Martini Grimaldi | August 16, 2022
The burakumin still feel the impact of centuries-old discrimination, though many Japanese deny these prejudices still exist.