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The End of Senior Politics in China
September 26, 2022

The End of Senior Politics in China

By Zhuoran Li
Xi Jinping is the first leader since 1978 not to be constrained by powerful elders in the CCP.

Brazil’s China-Heavy Election
September 24, 2022

Brazil’s China-Heavy Election

By Igor Patrick
China is now a topic of electoral debate in Brazil from all sides of the ideological spectrum.
Bjorka, the Online Hacker Trying To Take Down the Indonesian Government
September 23, 2022

Bjorka, the Online Hacker Trying To Take Down the Indonesian Government

By Aisyah Llewellyn
With a series of high-profile hacks, the as-yet unidentified culprit has highlighted yawning gaps in the nation's cyber defenses.

Escalating Conflict on the Kyrgyz-Tajik Border: Whither the Regional Security Order?
September 22, 2022

Escalating Conflict on the Kyrgyz-Tajik Border: Whither the Regional Security Order?

By Asel Doolotkeldieva and Madeleine Reeves
Conflicts have intensified across the former Soviet Union, now in Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan. It’s a worrying and disillusioning development for the region. 

Building Taiwan’s Own Area Denial Capabilities
September 21, 2022

Building Taiwan’s Own Area Denial Capabilities

By Pei-Shiue Hsieh
Taiwan can use long-range anti-ship missiles to create its own A2/AD strategy.

Bailouts Won’t Save Sri Lanka. Ending Dynastic Politics Might.
September 20, 2022

Bailouts Won’t Save Sri Lanka. Ending Dynastic Politics Might.

By Debrah Gomes and Vineeth Krishnan
For far too long Sri Lanka has been a stage with the Rajapaksas as the only meaningful actors. A democratic renewal may be all that can save the country in the long run.

China’s Changing Disinformation and Propaganda Targeting Taiwan
September 19, 2022

China’s Changing Disinformation and Propaganda Targeting Taiwan

By Kenddrick Chan and Mariah Thornton
Since early August, evidence has emerged of a new type of CCP influence operation that sharply diverges away from traditional messaging and tactics.
Is China Breaking With Russia Over Ukraine?
September 17, 2022

Is China Breaking With Russia Over Ukraine?

By Shannon Tiezzi
China’s position has subtly shifted since the Russian invasion began, but the partnership with Russia is too important for Beijing to truly abandon its ally.

Are ‘Water Wars’ Coming to Asia?
September 17, 2022

Are ‘Water Wars’ Coming to Asia?

By Genevieve Donnellon-May
Climate change-induced water loss in the Tibetan Plateau further challenges water security from Central to Southeast Asia.

After Queen’s Passing, Australia Debates How to Move on From Colonial Wrongs
September 16, 2022

After Queen’s Passing, Australia Debates How to Move on From Colonial Wrongs

By Dechlan Brennan
In addition to the perennial debate over becoming a republic, Australia is also considering adding an Indigenous voice to Parliament.

Trial Run for China-Afghan Rail Corridor as SCO Summit Kicks Off
September 15, 2022

Trial Run for China-Afghan Rail Corridor as SCO Summit Kicks Off

By Sophia Nina Burna-Asefi
Rail routes are all the rage, as the SCO gathers. Keep an eye out for new agreements on regional transit routes.
Indonesian Girls Are Under Pressure to Wear the Hijab
September 14, 2022

Indonesian Girls Are Under Pressure to Wear the Hijab

By Ana Salvá
Pressures on women to follow Islamic dress codes are increasing. That paves the way for further restrictions on girls and women, experts say.

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