Court Clears Way for Samoa to Get Its First Woman Leader
By Nick Perry
Two decisions by the Supreme Court have paved the way for Fiame Naomi Mata’afa to become prime minister.
Report Says Myanmar Internet a ‘Virtual Battlefield’
By Elaine Kurtenbach
The Myanmar military is developing an "intranet" for inside the country that allows mobile access only to approved, or "whitelisted" applications.
Chinese Academics Are Still Bullish on China-UK Relations
By Thomas des Garets Geddes
Chinese scholars and think tanks are holding to cautious optimism, despite the recent souring in relations.
Is Mongolia Heading Toward One-Party Rule?
By Enkhbaigali Byambasuren
A constitutional and legislative crisis resulted in a hunger strike ahead of the June presidential election.
EU-Kazakhstan Aim to Cooperate on Green Projects
By Wilder Alejandro Sanchez
The Kazakh government is looking to diversify its economy and develop new industries while also promoting environmental protection.
Taiwan Ordered to Address Forced Labor on Its Fishing Vessels
By Nick Aspinwall
Taiwan’s government has long resisted calls to address systemic labor abuse on its fishing boats, but it is now facing pressure from within.
With Coordinated Announcement, Western Nations Ramp up Myanmar Sanctions
By Sebastian Strangio
Secretary of State Antony Blinken said that the U.S. will “continue to promote accountability for those responsible for the coup."
Why Singapore Press Holdings is Restructuring
By James Guild
The government is seeking to insulate Singapore's media further from the pressures of the free market.
Do China and Vietnam Have Similar Alliance Policies?
By Khang Vu
Despite obvious areas of friction between China and Vietnam, their alliance policies are more similar than is often acknowledged.
Muslim-Majority Southeast Asian Nations Condemn Israeli Assaults on Gaza
By Sebastian Strangio
Malaysia, Indonesia, and Brunei condemned Israel's “inhumane, colonial, and apartheid” policy in the Occupied Territory.
Sri Lanka Teaches the World How Not to Respond to COVID-19
By Kalani Kumarasinghe
Bungled communications and ethnic profiling have become hallmarks of Sri Lanka's pandemic response.
Kazakhstan Bans Sale of Agricultural Lands to Foreigners
By Catherine Putz
The land code protests of 2016 were a rare occurrence and yielded a rare outcome: a shift in state policy.