September 19, 2020
Metal Never Dies: America’s Music Legacy in Vietnam
By Soraya Kishtwari
The U.S. military brought metal to Vietnam. Its retreat forced the genre underground. But Vietnam's metalheads persist decades later.
September 18, 2020
The Desperation of Japan’s Detained Asylum Seekers
By Taku Suzuki
A look back at the wave of hunger strikes among detained asylum seekers in Japan last year.
September 16, 2020
Is China Escalating Tensions With Japan in the East China Sea?
By Mike Mochizuki and Jiaxiu Han
A closer look at the latest developments in the Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands dispute.
September 15, 2020
What to Expect From Japan’s New Leader
By Duncan Bartlett
COVID-19, China, and South Korea top the agenda for new LDP President Suga Yoshihide.
September 14, 2020
Bangladesh in the Shadow of Censorship
By Azeez Intizar and Sabrina Majed
Since independence, political censorship and rising Islamism have combined to muzzle journalists and activists in the country.
September 11, 2020
Warring Sides: Is There an End to Violence in South Asia?
By Niha Dagia
What does the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan’s reunification mean for Afghanistan and Pakistan?
September 11, 2020
Racism Is Fueling Myanmar’s Deadly Second Wave of COVID-19
By Andrew Nachemson
Anti-migrant -- and especially anti-Rohingya and anti-Rakhine -- sentiments are undermining efforts to control the pandemic.
September 10, 2020
CPEC 2.0: Full Speed Ahead
By Muhammad Akbar Notezai
The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor is back with a vengeance. But the problems remain.
September 09, 2020
China’s Air Force Might Be Back in the Nuclear Business
By Roderick Lee
Circumstantial evidence suggests that China now possesses a full nuclear triad.
September 08, 2020
Early Marriages in India: No Child’s Play
By Neeta Lal
A toxic cocktail of the raging pandemic, economic crisis, and closed schools for months is exacerbating social ills like early marriages.
September 07, 2020
Inside Hong Kong’s Besieged Legislative Council, Democrats Refuse to Surrender
By Kevin Holden
Banned candidates. Arrested lawmakers. Cancelled elections. What remains of democracy in Hong Kong?
September 04, 2020
China’s Crackdown on Mongolian Culture
By Antonio Graceffo
A new policy promoting Mandarin-language education has sparked protests in Inner Mongolia and outrage across the border.