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Is the Africa-China Relationship at Its Lowest or Highest Level Yet?
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.

The China-Iran Strategic Partnership: 40 Years in the Making
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.
What Would an End-of-War Declaration for the Korean Peninsula Actually Mean?
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.

AUKUS: Why Britain Was the Big Winner
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.

Balochistan’s Students Protest Enforced Disappearances
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.

Who Are Kashmir’s ‘Hybrid Militants’?
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?

Foreign Intervention Complicates Solomon Islands Unrest
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.
India’s Road to Net-Zero
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.

Japan Approves Record Extra Defense Budget 
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.

China’s Evolving Food Security Strategy
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.

Myanmar’s Army Is Fighting a Multi-Front War
November 24, 2021

Myanmar’s Army Is Fighting a Multi-Front War

By Robert Bociaga
Is the Tatmadaw getting overstretched?
Reviewing China’s New Stealth Fighters
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.

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