August 12, 2020
Mongolia’s Sumo Champions
By Antonio Graceffo
How a sparsely populated nation came to dominate Japan’s most well-known traditional sport – including an epic comeback story.
August 11, 2020
The Souring of Iran-South Korea Relations
By Nima Khorrami
Seoul’s unapologetic stance could single a change in its approach to resource and trade diplomacy in the Middle East.
August 10, 2020
The Taliban Say They Have No Foreign Fighters. Is That True?
By Franz J. Marty
The Taliban denial of the presence of foreign fighters in Afghanistan raises questions about the implementation of the U.S.-Taliban deal.
August 07, 2020
Sri Lanka: The Rajapaksas Rise Again
By Sudha Ramachandran
A landslide win in general elections caps off the family's political comeback. Where does Sri Lanka go from here?
August 06, 2020
North Korea Steps up Its War on COVID-19
By Gabriela Bernal
As North Korea doubles down on COVID-19 containment measures, local sources report several outbreaks.
August 05, 2020
Inside the Epicenter of Vietnam’s COVID-19 Resurgence
By Hugh Bohane
In Da Nang, residents broadly welcome the Vietnamese government's aggressive response to the shocking resurgence of COVID-19.
August 05, 2020
Elections in a Pandemic: Lessons From Asia
By Adhy Aman
Mongolia, Malaysia, Japan, Singapore, and South Korea prove that COVID-19 elections are possible, but difficult.
August 04, 2020
A Year After Article 370’s End, a Dangerous Silence in Kashmir
By Kaisar Andrabi
The abrogation of Article 370 came with a steep cost: the disappearance of the moderate middle, once Kashmir’s political mainstream.
August 03, 2020
Hiroshima at 75: A Painful Legacy Tempered by Hope and a Treaty
By Jon Letman
75 years later, Japan’s atomic bomb survivors – the hibakusha – still remember the day in devastating detail.
July 31, 2020
In Vietnam, an Ancient Town Struggles With a New COVID-19 Outbreak
By Pham Thi Thuy Duong
Even before the outbreak in Da Nang, Hoi An’s people were devastated by the loss of tourists. Now the slight hope of economic recovery has been dashed.
July 30, 2020
China’s Infrastructure-Heavy Model for African Growth Is Failing
By Thierry Pairault
In Ethiopia and Kenya, the attractive illusion of the “China model” has had grave financial consequences.
July 29, 2020
Herd Immunity Can’t Save Afghanistan From COVID -19
By Ezzatullah Mehrdad
The long-struggling Afghanistan might go through a new surge of COVID-19 cases that could trigger a full-scale crisis -- unlike the first wave.