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Is the Islamic State in Afghanistan Targeting China?
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.

Why Is Canada Missing From the Indo-Pacific?
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.
The Afghan Interpreters Turkey Left Behind
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.

India-Israel Ties: New Opportunities in the Middle East
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.

What’s Wrong With Mongolia’s Naadam Festival?
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.

Investors Spooked by Myanmar Crisis as Economy Braces for Free Fall
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.

A Remote Corner of Afghanistan Offers a Peek Into the Future of the Country
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.
How a Chinese Sailboat Became a Microcosm for Arctic Geopolitics
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.

Is Delhi’s Heavy Surveillance Making Women Safer?
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?

COVID-19 Made Life Even Worse for Japan’s Foreign Trainees
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.

Singapore and the Philippines: From Zero-COVID-19 to Living With COVID-19
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.
Why Is China Looking to Establish Banks in Nigeria?
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.

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