March 06, 2023
Japan’s Difficult Exit From Easy Money
By Anthony Fensom
Japan gets an unconventional new central bank governor at a pivotal time.
March 04, 2023
Old Faces Dominate China’s ‘New Era’
By Jarek Grzywacz
With no space for a successor to Xi Jinping, China’s leadership is getting older as generational change slows down.
March 03, 2023
How China Is Attempting to Control the ‘Information Pipes’
By Joshua Kurlantzick
In addition to beaming out its perspectives via Chinese state media, Beijing is aspiring to control both the structure and norms of global information networks.
March 02, 2023
The Real Cause of Sri Lanka’s Debt Trap
By Bram Nicholas and Shiran Illanperuma
Sri Lanka’s default highlights the dangers of relying on international sovereign bonds – with high interest rates – to fund development.
March 01, 2023
Cautious Contact on the China-Russia Border
By Ed Pulford
Amid great power competition, life in the China-Russia borderlands reveals the paradoxes underpinning the Beijing-Moscow friendship.
February 28, 2023
China’s Transnational Repression and Modern Slavery in Italy
By Leonardo Delfanti and Hugh Bohane
An eye-witness report by two investigative journalists on the ground in Prato, Italy.
February 27, 2023
Who Is Li Shangfu, China’s Next Defense Minister?
By Marcus Clay
Gen. Li Shangfu, with deep ties to China’s military space enterprises, is widely expected to become China’s next minister of defense. What do we know about him?
February 25, 2023
The Politics of Apology in the Pacific
By Patricia O’Brien
Besides being the right thing to do, apologies bring diplomatic and political gains in a region haunted by colonial and imperial atrocities.
February 24, 2023
As Russia’s Military Stumbles in Ukraine, Chinese Strategists Are Taking Notes
By Lyle Goldstein and Nathan Waechter
China is drawing lessons from Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Chinese military sources can tell us exactly what the PLA is learning.
February 23, 2023
Nepal’s New Government Faces a Stiff Test
By Marcus Andreopoulos
Dahal’s return to power could reset Nepal’s foreign policy – but first he'll have to survive an unstable coalition and disgruntled electorate.
February 22, 2023
The Ukraine War Echoes in Ancient Samarkand
By Dan Storyev
An unusual diaspora -- Indian medical students evacuated from Ukraine last year -- has found community in a small Catholic church in Samarkand.
February 22, 2023
China’s Debt Relief Position Is Actually Reasonable
By Etsehiwot Kebret and Hannah Ryder
China is right to say that the World Bank and IMF need to engage in debt relief. Many African debtor countries think the same thing.