October 22, 2020
How US Sanctions Drove Iran Into Huawei’s Arms
By Reza Khaasteh
U.S. sanctions kicked Ericsson out of Iran. Now the Chinese telecom giant is poised to win the 5G race in the country.
October 21, 2020
Cambodia, China and the Dara Sakor Problem
By Drake Long
China gaining access to an airfield in Cambodia, or anywhere else in mainland Southeast Asia, would redraw the strategic landscape of the region.
October 20, 2020
What the Fate of Freed Taliban Prisoners Means for the Afghan Peace Process
By Franz J. Marty
Whether freed Taliban rejoin the fight – and what might motivate them to finally put down their arms – has ramifications for peace in Afghanistan.
October 19, 2020
Vietnam’s War Against COVID-19
By Maya Nguyen
Vietnam's campaign against COVID-19 is infused with military imagery, playing into existing strands of national identity.
October 17, 2020
Myanmar’s High-Risk Election
By Tom Fawthrop
Aung San Suu Kyi’s dangerous gamble to push ahead with a controversial election as a second wave of COVID-19 hits Myanmar hard.
October 16, 2020
Will China Roll out a Twin Seat J-20?
By Rick Joe
Rumors abound over a twin-seat variant of the fifth-generation stealth fighter – but does it make sense?
October 14, 2020
How India Is Silencing Its Students
By Priyam Marik
Anti-CAA protests breathed new life into India's student protest movement. But Narendra Modi's government is moving to crack down on campus dissent.
October 13, 2020
A Nuclear North Korea’s Wake-up Call
By Ankit Panda
A spectacular pre-dawn parade on Saturday served to remind the world of North Korea’s continuing missile progress.
October 12, 2020
US Military Bases Are Poisoning Okinawa
By Jon Mitchell
The U.S. military has contaminated the drinking water for almost half-a-million Japanese – but Japanese authorities can’t do anything about it.
October 09, 2020
Amid a Pandemic, Evictions Plague the Philippines
By Michael Beltran
How can Filipinos, especially low-income families, stay at home when they are being forced into homelessness?
October 09, 2020
COVID-19 Has Dimmed Xi’s Approval Ratings Abroad – But Not in China
By Sungmin Cho
Why have Chinese citizens shown even stronger support for Xi Jinping during the COVID-19 crisis?
October 08, 2020
Why Have Singaporeans Turned Against Indian Professionals?
By Asif Ullah Khan
With job losses mounting due to the COVID-19 pandemic, some Singaporeans are blaming Indian nationals.