Why Is Tashkent Reluctant to Reconnect with Ethnic Uzbeks Abroad?
By Niginakhon Saida
Although there are millions of ethnic Uzbeks in neighboring countries, the Uzbek government does not seriously entertain the idea of building bonds with them. Why?
Do Pakistan’s Elections Matter for Balochistan?
By Somaiyah Hafeez
Amid violence, public protests, and electoral manipulation, enthusiasm for the polls among the Baloch is at an all-time low.
Thailand’s New Government Rebalances Its Relationship With China
By Tommy Walker
While relations between Bangkok and Beijing remain warm, Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin is pursuing a more diversified foreign policy.
China-US Relations: Ping-Pong Diplomacy 2.0
By Shannon Tiezzi
As Beijing and Washington look to resurrect people-to-people diplomacy, a group of 12 American college students headed to China to play ping-pong.
Where Are the Women in Bodoland’s Peace Process?
By Amrita Saikia
As is too often the case, women in Bodoland, Assam, have been relegated to the periphery of formal peacebuilding.
East Java Looms as Key Battleground in Indonesian Presidential Contest
By Joseph Rachman
The country's second-most populous province is also a stronghold of the country's largest and most influential Islamic organization, Nahdlatul Ulama.
Admiral Yamamoto’s Practice for Pearl Harbor: Truth and Fiction
By Ronald Drabkin
Ahead of the surprise attack, Japanese pilots openly practiced torpedo bombing above a major Japanese city. How did it go unnoticed?
How Aceh’s About-face on Rohingya Refugees Echoes in India
By Angshuman Choudhury
Right-wing disinformation networks in India are using events in Indonesia to revive fake news and hate speech campaigns targeting the Muslim minority group.
The Uyghurs: Kashgar Before the Catastrophe
By Robert Gerhardt
What has been erased cannot be replaced, but Kevin Bubriski’s 1998 photographs can help us remember what once was in Xinjiang.
The Centrality of Security in the Pakistan-US Relationship
By Bantirani Patro
Even while expanding cooperation into other areas, Pakistan is keen on reviving the traditional security focus, especially in the face of the TTP threat.
The Myanmar Junta Is Losing Its Foreign Backers
By Ivan U. Klyszcz and Harold Chambers
Increasingly, the junta has no one to lean on except for a distracted Russia.
A North Korean Overseas Chinese Man’s Tangled Identities in South Korea
By Eom Tae Yeon
Born in North Korea, ethnically Chinese, and a defector to South Korea, Yu Woo-sung’s high-profile case highlighted the plight of the hwagyo.