December 06, 2021
Is the Africa-China Relationship at Its Lowest or Highest Level Yet?
By Leah Lynch, Hannah Ryder, and Jing Cai
A focus on a supposed drop in Chinese financing overlooks the commitment to strengthen relations in other key areas of importance to African leaders.
December 04, 2021
The China-Iran Strategic Partnership: 40 Years in the Making
By Satgin Hamrah and Alexander Eliasen
The Iran-Iraq war kickstarted the China-Iran partnership. Understanding that history provides valuable context for the relationship today.
December 03, 2021
What Would an End-of-War Declaration for the Korean Peninsula Actually Mean?
By Sukjoon Yoon
Several countries will be impacted by an end-of-war declaration, and the extent of the impact is poorly understood – but likely to be quite limited.
December 02, 2021
AUKUS: Why Britain Was the Big Winner
By David Camroux
London avoided the worst of the fallout with France, but stands to reap the most benefits from the deal.
December 01, 2021
Balochistan’s Students Protest Enforced Disappearances
By Somaiyah Hafeez
For over three weeks, Baloch students in Quetta have been demonstrating against the suspected abduction of two of their own.
November 30, 2021
Who Are Kashmir’s ‘Hybrid Militants’?
By Muheet Ul Islam and Pirzada Shakir
Are “part-time terrorists” on the rise, or is the term used to evade accountability for police abuses?
November 29, 2021
Foreign Intervention Complicates Solomon Islands Unrest
By Cleo Paskal
The problem was sparked by perceived CCP interference. It can’t be solved by Australia taking a similarly heavy hand.
November 26, 2021
India’s Road to Net-Zero
By Jitendra Bisht and Soumya Singhal
India’s aspirational climate action policies fit into a general pattern of incremental progress at the global level that lacks the collective sense of urgency required.
November 26, 2021
Japan Approves Record Extra Defense Budget
By Kosuke Takahashi
Amid growing threats in East Asia, the Japanese cabinet approved a record extra budget for defense appropriations.
November 25, 2021
China’s Evolving Food Security Strategy
By Genevieve Donnellon-May and Mark Wang
China’s food security is part of its new national security strategy in the new “dual circulation” era.
November 24, 2021
Myanmar’s Army Is Fighting a Multi-Front War
By Robert Bociaga
Is the Tatmadaw getting overstretched?
November 23, 2021
Reviewing China’s New Stealth Fighters
By Rick Joe
What we know about the twin seat J-20 and carrier-borne FC-31 fighter – and a mystery tailless airframe captured in satellite imagery.