September 18, 2021
Under Taliban Rule: Calm Chaos Prevails in Kabul
By Agnieszka Pikulicka-Wilczewska
A month after the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan, the capital is calm but everything is uncertain. A nation lives in fear.
September 17, 2021
Myanmar’s All-Out War in the Making
By Robert Bociaga
With both the NUG and the junta convinced of an inevitable victory, Myanmar is heading toward an even more violent period.
September 16, 2021
Is China’s Evergrande Group Too Big to Fail?
By Nathan Handwerker
In a year marked by defaults, the potential collapse of China’s second largest property developer offers insight into Beijing’s changing attitude on bailouts and financial risk.
September 15, 2021
The Downfall of Hong Kong’s Privacy Law
By Charles Mok
Instead of protecting citizens’ privacy, Hong Kong’s latest privacy law amendment is all about anti-doxxing. How did we get here?
September 14, 2021
Debt Bondage Payouts Flow to Workers in Malaysia’s Glove Industry
By Peter Bengtsen
Has an American import ban and the repayment of over $100 million to migrant workers by glove makers reduced forced labor risks?
September 13, 2021
9/11 and Asia: Two Decades Later
By Diplomat Risk Intelligence
A virtual conference announcing the launch of Diplomat Risk Intelligence probes how 9/11 changed the Asia-Pacific.
September 13, 2021
Beyond Alliance Repair: Biden Must Do More in the Indo-Pacific
By Ashley Townshend and Tom Corben
Washington must sharpen its focus on strengthening the regional order-defending agendas of its Indo-Pacific alliances.
September 11, 2021
Afghanistan: Lessons From Cambodia
By Youk Chhang
There have been many references to the U.S. withdrawal from Vietnam as an important historical analogy for today’s Afghanistan. A better analogy is Cambodia.
September 10, 2021
What Role Will the Taliban’s ‘Supreme Leader’ Play in the New Government?
By Sudha Ramachandran
Akhundzada’s word will be final on all matters – political, religious, and military
September 09, 2021
Malabar 2021 and Beyond: India’s Naval Pushback Against China
By Sreeram Chaulia
Maritime diplomacy is the key to India’s more muscular China strategy.
September 08, 2021
‘Great Game’ Redux in Afghanistan?
By Danil Bochkov
As China and Russia align their positions in Afghanistan, the West looks on suspiciously.
September 07, 2021
Why Is Iran So Keen on Joining the SCO?
By Fardin Eftekhari
Iran’s full membership in the Shanghai Corporation Organization has become a perceived necessity for Tehran’s foreign policy goals. But will it actually help?