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Political Instability Reigns Supreme in Malaysia
December 01, 2022

Political Instability Reigns Supreme in Malaysia

By James Chin
Despite Anwar Ibrahim’s ultimate victory at the head of a progressive, multi-ethnic coalition, the space for more pluralistic politics in Malaysia is closing.

Inheriting the Storm: Beijing’s Difficult New Relationship with Kabul
December 01, 2022

Inheriting the Storm: Beijing’s Difficult New Relationship with Kabul

By Raffaello Pantucci
Far from inheriting an opportunity, China finds itself encumbered with an ever-expanding roster of problems in Afghanistan, which it is showing little interest in trying to resolve or own.
How South Korea’s Authoritarian Past Shapes Its Democracy
December 01, 2022

How South Korea’s Authoritarian Past Shapes Its Democracy

By Joan E. Cho
Understanding the weaknesses of South Korea’s democracy requires looking to the country’s authoritarian past.

China and the Long Game on Climate
December 01, 2022

China and the Long Game on Climate

By Marina Kaneti
The seeds for China’s current climate change strategy – for better or for worse – were laid with the Kyoto Protocol 25 years ago.

Natasha Kuhrt on Russia’s Relationships in Asia
December 01, 2022

Natasha Kuhrt on Russia’s Relationships in Asia

By Catherine Putz
A decade after Russia’s “Asia pivot,” Moscow is embroiled in a war in Europe. Where do Russia’s relationships in Asia now stand?

Parviz Mullojonov on the Kyrgyzstan-Tajikistan Border Dispute
November 01, 2022

Parviz Mullojonov on the Kyrgyzstan-Tajikistan Border Dispute

By Catherine Putz
What explains the dramatic escalation of violence along the Kyrgyz-Tajik border?

What’s Driving Laos’ Debt Crisis?
November 01, 2022

What’s Driving Laos’ Debt Crisis?

By Kearrin Sims and Emma Luce Scali
While China is critically important, the current debt crisis in Laos is about much more than Beijing.
Pakistan’s Chief Problem
November 01, 2022

Pakistan’s Chief Problem

By Kunwar Khuldune Shahid
The entirety of Pakistan’s politics, including its conflicts and paradoxes, is wrapped up in the question of who the next chief of army staff will be.

Indonesia’s G-20 Dreams
November 01, 2022

Indonesia’s G-20 Dreams

By Shafiah F. Muhibat
Indonesia began promoting its G-20 presidency back in mid-2021, but the events of 2022 have seriously complicated its efforts.

Women’s Rights in Asia
November 01, 2022

Women’s Rights in Asia

In the years after #MeToo and COVID-19, is the situation for women in Asia getting better or worse?

The China Factor in Taiwan’s Midterms
October 01, 2022

The China Factor in Taiwan’s Midterms

By Brian Hioe and Lev Nachman
Will China’s military threats impact Taiwan’s upcoming local elections?
Kyrgyzstan’s Revolutionary President Japarov, 2 Years On
October 01, 2022

Kyrgyzstan’s Revolutionary President Japarov, 2 Years On

By Asel Doolotkeldieva
Kyrgyzstan’s President Sadyr Japarov is providing much of the same old authoritarianism in new populist clothes.

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