China Is Taking Patents Seriously. The World Should Take Notice.
By Bonnie Girard
China has spent 35 years quietly building a patent system that BRI is now helping to extend.
Taiwan’s 2020 Presidential Elections
By Yoshiyuki Ogasawara
Incumbent Tsai Ing-wen has enjoyed a resurgence in support. Here’s why.
Trump’s War on the World Trade Organization
By Farah N. Jan and Megan Phansalkar
The international trading order is weakening as a result of U.S. actions.
What Does the Maharashtra Crisis Mean for India’s Ruling Party?
By Krzysztof Iwanek
Is the Bharatiya Janata Party not as invulnerable as once thought?
Kazakhstan on China’s Diplomatic Silk Road
By Catherine Putz
A new report highlights Kazakhstan as receiving the greatest volume and diversity of Beijing’s public diplomacy activities in South and Central Asia.
Smuggling Out the Truth: The Story of the Xinjiang Papers and China Cables
By Ben Lowsen
An unprecedented series of leaks of Chinese internal government documents highlights human rights abuses and possibly a crack in the façade of Xi Jinping’s power in China.
Indian Army Test Fires Excalibur Extended-Range Guided Rounds From M777 Howitzers
By Franz-Stefan Gady
The Indian Army for the first time earlier this week fired Excalibur projectiles from M777 ultra light howitzers.
Taiwan’s Usually Obscure Party Lists Might Swing Its Legislative Election
By Lev Nachman and Brian Hioe
The KMT was riding high in legislative polls -- until a huge misstep with its party lists.
India, Russia Kick Off Joint Military Exercise
By Franz-Stefan Gady
This year’s Indo-Russian bilateral military exercise, dubbed Indra-2019, will be held in three Indian states and include air, ground, and naval forces of both countries.
For Thailand’s Progressives, It’s Been a Year of Trials and Tribulations
By Chonlawit Sirikupt
Thanathorn’s removal foreshadows a sinister dismantling of opposition using a façade of checks and balances.
New Strategy to Tackle Floods and Erosion in India’s Disaster Prone Northeast
New measures can work to prevent disaster in this region.
On Capturing Everyday Life: A Conversation with Kazuhiro Soda
By Layne Vandenberg
Filmmaker Kazuhiro Soda broke from mainstream documentary production to give his viewers the power of observation.