Yes, China Can Quit Coal. Here’s How.
By Seaver Wang and Lauri Myllyvirta
China must begin to challenge its coal dependence, starting by dismantling particularly inefficient policies that have encouraged new coal construction.
Does the World Care About Crimes Against Humanity in Asia?
By Philip Smucker
The ICC's decision to take action against Russia's Putin is in glaring contrast to its slow or non-existent response to myriad war crimes in Asia, from the wars in Vietnam to Afghanistan to Myanmar today.
Online Bride and Prejudice in Uzbek Society
By Niginakhon Saida and Zukhra Rakhmatullaeva
As matchmatching moves online in Uzbekistan, bigoted preferences are more apparent than ever.
Revisiting Uzbekistan’s Progress on Religious Freedom
By Catherine Putz
Five years ago, Uzbekistan began re-engaging with the U.N. on matters of religious freedom. What progress has been made, and what remains to be done?
The India-Pakistan Game: New Delhi Should Keep Playing to Win
By Bashir Ali Abbas
India can use its advantage to extract enduring political gains from Islamabad.
Japanese Defense Firms Unveil High-energy Laser Anti-drone Weapons
By Takahashi Kosuke
MHI and KHI publicly showed off new laser systems designed to shoot down hostile UAVs.
Report: Chinese State-sponsored Hacking Group Highly Active
By David Rising
Insikt Group says RedGolf has close overlaps with groups tracked by other security companies under the names APT41 and BARIUM, suggesting a close affiliation.
Tears, Anger as Indonesia Loses U20 World Cup, Faces FIFA Sanctions
By Niniek Karmini and Graham Dunbar
Indonesians are in an uproar after rejection of the Israeli team cost their country its chance to host a global football tournament.
Kazakhstan and Afghanistan Seek to Realign Bilateral Ties
By Sophia Nina Burna-Asefi
For Kazakhstan, supporting economic development along the north-south axis would see Afghanistan becoming a bridge, not a barrier.
China’s Weapon of Choice in Taiwan
By Chihwei Yu
While military operations spark the most attention, China prefers an easier path: spreading disinformation and fake news in Taiwan.
Tsai Ing-wen Must Share the Blame for the Deterioration of Cross-Strait Relations
By Dennis V. Hickey
Back in 2011, the Obama administration caught flak for leaking its fears about then-candidate Tsai’s cross-strait policy. In retrospect, it was right to be concerned.
IMF’s Package to Sri Lanka Includes Corruption Fixing
By Rathindra Kuruwita
But is the governance diagnostic exercise just another tool to legitimize its austerity measures?