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China’s Deep-Sea Motivation for Claiming Sovereignty Over the South China Sea
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.

West Bengal Elections: Mamata Banerjee Pushes Modi’s BJP Back
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.
Northeast China: Still Waiting for Regionalism
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.

The Economics of the China-India-Sri Lanka Triangle
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.

How the Biden Administration Can Support Taiwan
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.

How Biden’s Attempted Shortcut Undermines Peace in Afghanistan 
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.

It’s Time to Talk About J-15, China’s First Carrierborne Fighter
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.
Pakistan’s COVID-19 Vaccine Campaign Crawls Along
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.

The COVID-19 Disaster in India: Chronicles of Agony and Pain on the Ground
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.

The Hambali Problem in ASEAN-US Relations
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.

Pakistan’s COVID-19 Battle Is Missing a Crucial Ingredient: Public Support
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.
The Missing Uyghur Children
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.

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