March 28, 2023
In India, the State Challenges Independent Media
By Tarushi Aswani
India’s media crackdown goes far beyond the BBC – and it is the country's independent journalists and news houses that are most vulnerable to attack.
March 27, 2023
Hopes for Renewal Disappointed Again in Kazakhstan
By Paolo Sorbello
Political manipulations stripped the people of the choice they were promised in Kazakhstan’s latest parliamentary election.
March 25, 2023
What’s in the IMF’s New Extended Fund Facility Arrangement for Sri Lanka?
By Michael Iveson
The IMF’s $2.9 billion EFF program lays out major structural reforms required to restore long-term macroeconomic stability in Sri Lanka.
March 24, 2023
Opposition Leader Rahul Gandhi Loses Seat in Indian Parliament
By Sudha Ramachandran
His disqualification is a setback to his Congress party. But can Gandhi turn things to his party's advantage?
March 24, 2023
The Last Days of Beautiful Luang Prabang
By Tom Fawthrop
UNESCO experts insist that a huge dam would destroy the “authenticity and integrity” of the World Heritage Site in Laos.
March 23, 2023
China’s Naval Strategists Dissect Ukraine’s USV Strike on Russia’s Black Sea Fleet Base
By Lyle Goldstein and Nathan Waechter
The attack on Sevastopol six months ago may not have had the intended impact, but could have reverberations for the naval rivalry in the western Pacific.
March 22, 2023
Pakistan’s Aurat March 2023: Another Year, Similar Challenges
By Somaiyah Hafeez
The march for women’s rights continues to face harassment from the authorities and the public, alongside internal political divisions.
March 21, 2023
From the Streets to the Ballot Box: Ex-Student Protesters Prepare for Thailand’s Election
By Robin Vochelet
Once at the forefront of the youthful protests against PM Prayut Chan-o-cha, activists weigh in on the stakes of the upcoming polls.
March 20, 2023
China Sends Military Drones to DRC Amid Fears of Regional War
By Robert Bociaga
The DRC has purchased Chinese attack drones, raising concerns about China’s role in exacerbating the DRC-Rwanda conflict.
March 18, 2023
Korean Diplomat Accused of Sexually Assaulting New Zealand Man Faces Renewed Charges at Home
By Raphael Rashid
The resumption of the case in South Korea will put justice against politics, diplomacy, and societal attitudes toward sexual violence.
March 17, 2023
Asia-Arctic Diplomacy a Decade Later: What Has Changed?
By Wrenn Yennie Lindgren and Marc Lanteigne
Ten years ago, five Asian states – China, India, Japan, Singapore, and South Korea – joined the Arctic Council as observers. How have their Arctic policies evolved since then?
March 15, 2023
Pakistan’s Cricket League Rises Above the Country’s Troubles
By Kunwar Khuldune Shahid
With the country facing an economic and political crisis, plus a resurgence of terrorism, the Pakistan Super League offers the public a much-needed respite.
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