Why Vietnam’s UN Abstention on Ukraine Was a Rational Move
By Khang Vu
The country’s domestic political structure emphasizes continuity in foreign policy, and changes its stance only when there is a clear benefit in doing so.
China’s Transnational Repression and Modern Slavery in Italy
By Leonardo Delfanti and Hugh Bohane
An eye-witness report by two investigative journalists on the ground in Prato, Italy.
Argentina’s Failed China Policy
By Patricio Giusto and Juan Manuel Harán
As President Alberto Fernandez’s term comes to an end, his flawed approach toward China is among his government’s greatest shortcomings.
South Korea and NATO: Seoul’s Strategic Calculus
By Mercy A. Kuo
Insights from Soo Kim.
PM Kishida Announces Japan Will Acquire 400 Tomahawk Missiles From US
By Takahashi Kosuke
The missiles, to be deployed on Aegis-equipped destroyers, will add to Japan’s counterstrike capability.
Neither Exciting nor Boring: Kazakhstan Prepares for Parliamentary Elections
By Paolo Sorbello
The announced opening up of the political field still fails to leave room for opposition.
Belarus Leader and Putin Ally Lukashenko to Visit China
By Associated Press
Belarus has been Russia's main military ally in the invasion of Ukraine, and Lukashenko's visit comes as top U.S. officials repeated warnings China was considering providing military aid to Russia.
In Fiji, Bainimarama Suspended From Parliament Until 2026
By Patricia O’Brien
Despite Rabuka’s thin majority, his government has wasted no time in systematically dismantling Bainimarama’s extensive power base.
Is Sikh Militancy Returning to India’s Punjab State?
By Sudha Ramachandran
The meteoric rise of a self-styled radical Sikh preacher who propagates the cause of an independent Khalistan has set alarm bells ringing.
Just Passing Through: Kazakhstan’s Parallel Trade Predicament
By Sophia Nina Burna-Asefi
Amid sanctions on Russia, there is a growing trend of back-door sales via third-party channels in friendly countries – like Kazakhstan.
Will China Create a New State-Owned Enterprise to Monopolize Artificial Intelligence?
By Shaoshan Liu
Since AI has become essential to national interest, China may not be willing to leave its development in the hands of private companies.
Global Spillover Effect and Pakistan’s Economic Woes
By Sania Zeb
To address food inflation, the government should increase agricultural productivity, improve supply chain mechanisms, and implement price stabilization measures.