May 06, 2021
China’s Deep-Sea Motivation for Claiming Sovereignty Over the South China Sea
By Mark Crescenzi and Stephen Gent
At the bottom of the contested waters lies a supply of the rare earth minerals crucial to China’s tech ambitions.
May 04, 2021
West Bengal Elections: Mamata Banerjee Pushes Modi’s BJP Back
By Sudha Ramachandran
Banerjee, a gritty street fighter, could very well emerge as leader of a unified opposition, complicating the BJP’s calculations for the 2024 general elections.
May 03, 2021
Northeast China: Still Waiting for Regionalism
By See-Won Byun
China’s rust belt is a case study in how local conditions and priorities can clash with grand plans for economic integration.
May 01, 2021
The Economics of the China-India-Sri Lanka Triangle
By Umesh Moramudali
Sri Lanka’s struggle to balance been China and India has a strong economic dimension.
April 30, 2021
How the Biden Administration Can Support Taiwan
By Chip Gregson, Russell Hsiao, and Stephen Young
Deterring Chinese coercion will take a concerted effort across the economic, political, and military fronts.
April 29, 2021
How Biden’s Attempted Shortcut Undermines Peace in Afghanistan
By Ezzatullah Mehrdad
The Biden administration hoped to take a shortcut to peace in Afghanistan with one more big conference. It won’t work.
April 28, 2021
It’s Time to Talk About J-15, China’s First Carrierborne Fighter
By Rick Joe
Rumors of the J-15's unreliability have been greatly exaggerated.
April 27, 2021
Pakistan’s COVID-19 Vaccine Campaign Crawls Along
By Niha Dagia
A hot summer and power failures mar Pakistan’s stuttering vaccination drive.
April 26, 2021
The COVID-19 Disaster in India: Chronicles of Agony and Pain on the Ground
By Ritu Mahendru with Inshah Malik
India's current level of suffering was not inevitable. Voices from the ground tell stories of mismanagement, neglect, and apathy.
April 24, 2021
The Hambali Problem in ASEAN-US Relations
By Ryan Ashley and Moez Hayat
The Hambali case is emblematic of larger failures in U.S. security cooperation, in both substance and tone.
April 23, 2021
Pakistan’s COVID-19 Battle Is Missing a Crucial Ingredient: Public Support
By Kunwar Khuldune Shahid
Few Pakistanis bothered to follow the government’s public health guidelines. Now, many are refusing to get vaccinated.
April 21, 2021
The Missing Uyghur Children
By Tasnim Nazeer
“I don't know if my children are dead or alive”: Uyghur parents share the anguish of being separated from their children.