April 10, 2021
Ping Pong Diplomacy: Made in Japan
By John Darwin Van Fleet
Remembering the Chinese, Japanese, and American table tennis players who paved the way for a historic diplomatic opening.
April 09, 2021
‘My Good Fight’: Being a Woman in Afghanistan’s Politics
By Bansari Kamdar
Hosna Jalil on fighting harassment, discrimination, and death threats as one of Afghanistan’s highest-ranking female officials.
April 08, 2021
How Japanese Women Saved Shinto
By Cristian Martini Grimaldi
A Shinto priest explains the ancient Japanese religion – and the crucial, often forgotten role women played in keeping it alive after World War II.
April 07, 2021
The Death of Journalism in Myanmar
By Robert Bociaga
A journalist reflects on his detention by security forces, one small part of a wider crackdown on the country's media.
April 06, 2021
China-Iran Relations: The Myth of Massive Investment
By William Figueroa
Why the 25-Year China-Iran Strategic Cooperation Agreement isn’t a “big deal,” literally or figuratively.
April 05, 2021
The Politics of South Korea’s ‘China Threat’
By Dongwoo Kim
Amid growing anti-Chinese sentiment in South Korea, there is a mismatch between the popular will and Seoul’s foreign policy.
April 03, 2021
Spike in Violence Follows Failed Negotiations Between the Pakistani Taliban and Islamabad
By Franz J. Marty
Sources reveal secret negotiations between Pakistan’s government and the TTP, which ultimately fell apart.
April 02, 2021
Bangladesh’s Bloggers Under Siege
By Austin Bodetti
Online activists face deadly threats from religious extremists and a crackdown from authorities.
April 01, 2021
Can Myanmar’s Protesters Win?
By Tom Fawthrop
They are up against a ruthless, entrenched military. But history tells us not to underestimate the power of the people.
March 31, 2021
In Asia’s 3 Biggest Democracies, COVID-19 has Entrenched Inequality and Democratic Regression
By Joshua Kurlantzick
The effects of the pandemic have fallen most heavily on minorities, while leaders have used COVID-19 as a pretext to expand their executive power.
March 30, 2021
China’s Social Credit System: Speculation vs. Reality
By Jessica Reilly , Muyao Lyu, and Megan Robertson
How far along is China's much-hyped social credit system – and where is it heading next?
March 29, 2021
Tankie Man: The Pro-Democracy Hong Kongers Standing Up to Western Communists
By Sebastian Skov Andersen and Thomas Chan
The tankie phenomenon pits Western self-identified communists against those struggling against China's human rights abuses.