The Silent Erosion of Afghanistan’s Urban Middle Class: A Neglected Crisis
By Lutfi Rahimi
While the focus on Afghanistan tends to revolve around geopolitical tensions and security concerns, the slow erosion of the urban middle class is sending the country decades backward.
The Deadly Border Between Bangladesh and India
By Saqlain Rizve
The two nations are friendly neighbors. Why, then, do Indian troops so frequently use lethal force along the border?
Corruption in Malaysia: The No Shame Game
By Sophie Lemière
From prison, disgraced former Prime Minister Najib Razak is plotting an unlikely political comeback. Don't rule it out.
A China-Russia Arctic Alliance? Not So Fast.
By Marc Lanteigne
Despite lofty declarations of mutual interests in the Arctic, there have been significant cracks in this regional relationship.