October 26, 2021
Is the Islamic State in Afghanistan Targeting China?
By Nodirbek Soliev
The Kunduz mosque bombing marked a potential shift in ISK’s stance toward China.
October 25, 2021
Why Is Canada Missing From the Indo-Pacific?
By Steve Raaymakers
It’s time to bring Canada more fully and formally into the joint Indo-Pacific security fold.
October 22, 2021
The Afghan Interpreters Turkey Left Behind
By Agnieszka Pikulicka-Wilczewska
Two months after the Taliban takeover became a reality, interpreters who worked for Turkish forces are still in Afghanistan with no clear exit plan.
October 22, 2021
India-Israel Ties: New Opportunities in the Middle East
By Alvite Ningthoujam
Jaishankar’s trip to Israel highlights just how much India’s approach to the Middle East has changed in the last few years.
October 21, 2021
What’s Wrong With Mongolia’s Naadam Festival?
By Munkhnaran Bayarlkhagva
Both as a reflection of Mongolia’s historical narrative and as a celebration of its cultural identity, the festival badly needs reform.
October 20, 2021
Investors Spooked by Myanmar Crisis as Economy Braces for Free Fall
By Dominic Oo and John Liu
The February coup has rapidly unwound a decade of economic progress, while foreign investors are headed for the exits.
October 19, 2021
A Remote Corner of Afghanistan Offers a Peek Into the Future of the Country
By Franz J. Marty
In Kamdesh, Nuristan, where U.S. forces withdrew more than a decade ago, the American presence is a distant – and negative – memory for many locals.
October 18, 2021
How a Chinese Sailboat Became a Microcosm for Arctic Geopolitics
By Trym Eiterjord
A Chinese sailor's attempted journey through the Arctic Ocean ran aground on disputed sovereignty complaints.
October 16, 2021
Is Delhi’s Heavy Surveillance Making Women Safer?
By Sarah Khan
Delhi is turning into a surveillance city, replete with CCTV cameras, under the guise of protecting women. But are women any safer than before?
October 15, 2021
COVID-19 Made Life Even Worse for Japan’s Foreign Trainees
By Moeka Iida
The situation of technical interns in Japan was already hard. For many, the situation has now become desperate.
October 14, 2021
Singapore and the Philippines: From Zero-COVID-19 to Living With COVID-19
By Kenneth Y. Hartigan-Go and Ronald U. Mendoza
Though at opposite ends of the spectrum in their COVID-19 performances, both countries are feeling pressure to find a way to live with the virus.
October 13, 2021
Why Is China Looking to Establish Banks in Nigeria?
By Oluwatosin Adeshokan
For China, the establishment of banks in Nigeria presents an opportunity to further integrate itself with the financial systems of the African continent.