January 10, 2022
Information Chaos in Kazakhstan
By Katrina Keegan
Seeking control, the Kazakh government shut down the internet. But the long-term effects may only necessitate continued crackdowns.
January 08, 2022
Rare Earths: Fighting for the Fuel of the Future
By Brendan P. Dziama, Juan Manuel Chomón Pérez, and Andreas Ganser
Rare earths are as critical to the modern economy as oil – and China has quietly secured a near-monopoly.
January 07, 2022
India’s New Reproductive Laws Trigger Debate
By Neeta Lal
New legislation aims to clean up India’s hitherto unregulated assisted reproductive tech and surrogacy industry, but activists say the laws are deficient in many respects.
January 06, 2022
2022 New Year’s Resolutions for Asia’s Biggest Economies
By Anthony Fensom
Parsing the biggest economic challenges for China, Japan, and India.
January 05, 2022
Are ‘Sponge Cities’ the Answer to Shenzhen’s Water Scarcity?
By Genevieve Donnellon-May and Guangtao Fu
Shenzhen is facing its worst drought on record. Can authorities find a holistic, long-term solution?
January 04, 2022
How AFSPA Undermines India’s ‘Act East’ Policy
By Stanzin Lhaskyabs
Repealing this controversial law is a necessary condition for peace and stability in India's Northeast.
January 03, 2022
The Art of Survival for Central Asian States
By Brian Wong, Iskander Akylbayev, and Valikhan Bakhretdinov
30 years on from the dissolution of the USSR, Central Asian states are a case study in hedging and balancing between global superpowers.
December 31, 2021
Duterte’s Sluggish Typhoon Rai Recovery Spending
By Michael Beltran
Frustration is growing two weeks after a devastating typhoon struck the Philippines, with government assistance slow to reach the affected areas.
December 30, 2021
The Final Flights of the Afghan Air Force
By Catherine Putz
As the Afghan government collapsed, the country’s pilots were left with an impossible choice: stay and face possible death at the hands of the Taliban, or fly away.
December 29, 2021
Can Latin America and the Caribbean Trust China as a Business Partner?
By Leland Lazarus and Evan Ellis
A lack of due diligence, corruption, and a disregard for indigenous rights and the environment have characterized many Chinese infrastructure projects in the region.
December 28, 2021
How Does China Aim to Use AI in Warfare?
By Yuan-Chou Jing
AI in particular is seen as a “game-changing” critical strategic technology.
December 27, 2021
Can Technology Solve Hambak Village’s Littering Problem?
By Hai Ri Jeon
South Korea’s emphasis on top-down growth has prioritized technological advancement over sustainability, and tends to exacerbate social inequality.