September 13, 2021
Beyond Alliance Repair: Biden Must Do More in the Indo-Pacific
By Ashley Townshend and Tom Corben
Washington must sharpen its focus on strengthening the regional order-defending agendas of its Indo-Pacific alliances.
September 11, 2021
Afghanistan: Lessons From Cambodia
By Youk Chhang
There have been many references to the U.S. withdrawal from Vietnam as an important historical analogy for today’s Afghanistan. A better analogy is Cambodia.
September 10, 2021
What Role Will the Taliban’s ‘Supreme Leader’ Play in the New Government?
By Sudha Ramachandran
Akhundzada’s word will be final on all matters – political, religious, and military
September 09, 2021
Malabar 2021 and Beyond: India’s Naval Pushback Against China
By Sreeram Chaulia
Maritime diplomacy is the key to India’s more muscular China strategy.
September 08, 2021
‘Great Game’ Redux in Afghanistan?
By Danil Bochkov
As China and Russia align their positions in Afghanistan, the West looks on suspiciously.
September 07, 2021
Why Is Iran So Keen on Joining the SCO?
By Fardin Eftekhari
Iran’s full membership in the Shanghai Corporation Organization has become a perceived necessity for Tehran’s foreign policy goals. But will it actually help?
September 06, 2021
How Successful Was China’s Poverty Alleviation Drive?
By Zhuoran Li
China eliminated extreme poverty, a monumental achievement. But the root causes of poverty persist.
September 03, 2021
Are Yasukuni Shrine Visits a Sign of Rising Nationalism in Japan?
By Gabriel Fung
Conservative politicians have aggressively tried to cultivate nationalism in the Japanese public. Are visits to the Yasukuni Shrine effective in that pursuit?
September 03, 2021
Who Will Win the Battle for Myanmar’s UN Seat?
By Tom Fawthrop
The stakes are high: the U.N. decision will give either the junta or the NUG the imprimatur of international legitimacy.
September 02, 2021
The Somaliland Connection: Taiwan’s Return to Africa?
By Jean-Pierre Cabestan
Taiwan's new representative office in Hargeisa not only gives Taipei another connection to the African continent, but also establishes a new model of relations that could be extended to other states.
September 01, 2021
China’s Hydropower Plan on the Brahmaputra
By Hongzhou Zhang and Genevieve Donnellon-May
Climate goals and local interests are driving Tibet’s hydropower boom, which will have implications far beyond China.
August 31, 2021
Arakan Army Seeks to Build ‘Inclusive’ Administration in Rakhine State
By Kyaw Hsan Hlaing
The armed group's decision to include Muslim Rohingya representatives in local administration marks a sharp break with a succession of central governments.