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Darshana M. Baruah on Indian Ocean Geopolitics
June 01, 2021

Darshana M. Baruah on Indian Ocean Geopolitics

By Shannon Tiezzi
“To better understand the unraveling Indian Ocean geopolitics, it is important to study and understand the new maritime identities of the Indian Ocean islands.”
Learning From Kyrgyzstan’s Local Elections
May 01, 2021

Learning From Kyrgyzstan’s Local Elections

By Colleen Wood
Local elections provide a window into the state of Kyrgyz politics – and what might come next in the three decade-long game of political musical chairs.

5 Years of Duterte: A Calamity Reaching Its Crescendo
May 01, 2021

5 Years of Duterte: A Calamity Reaching Its Crescendo

By Michael Beltran
The Diplomat spoke with experts, victims, documenters, and communities affected by one of the most polarizing governments in Philippine history.

South Korea’s Political Pendulum Swings Again
May 01, 2021

South Korea’s Political Pendulum Swings Again

By Youngmi Kim
The “old boys” are back after April 7 by-elections in Seoul and Busan.

Beyond Xinjiang: Xi Jinping’s Ethnic Crackdown
May 01, 2021

Beyond Xinjiang: Xi Jinping’s Ethnic Crackdown

By James Leibold
The shifts in ethnic policy go well beyond Xinjiang. This is fundamental rethink of how the CCP manages ethnocultural diversity and its colonial possessions.
Raffaello Pantucci on China’s Presence in South Asia
May 01, 2021

Raffaello Pantucci on China’s Presence in South Asia

By Catherine Putz
The U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan highlights the importance of South and Central Asia to China.

Asia’s Youth in Revolt
April 01, 2021

Asia’s Youth in Revolt

By Nicholas Farrelly
In Thailand, Myanmar, and Hong Kong, Asia’s brave youth go toe-to-toe with history.
Australia-China Relations: The Great Debate
April 01, 2021

Australia-China Relations: The Great Debate

By Jane Golley
All sides can agree that the relationship is at a historic low. But the causes – and possible solutions – are far more contentious.

What Explains Nepal’s Perennial Instability?
April 01, 2021

What Explains Nepal’s Perennial Instability?

By Peter Gill
Decisive election results in 2017 raised hopes that Nepal would finally see a government finish its term. That looks like a distant dream today.

The Making of Brand Modi
April 01, 2021

The Making of Brand Modi

By Asim Ali
Narendra Modi has created one of the most powerful political brands in India’s history. But that centralization of power creates its own weaknesses.

Adam Cathcart & Christopher Green on the China-North Korea Borderlands
April 01, 2021

Adam Cathcart & Christopher Green on the China-North Korea Borderlands

By Shannon Tiezzi
“One result of this natural cyclicality in North Korea’s policy toward China is that it causes quality of life to rise and fall markedly in the country’s border communities.”
Uzbekistan Needs a Navruz for Human Rights
March 01, 2021

Uzbekistan Needs a Navruz for Human Rights

By Steve Swerdlow
Tashkent’s continued authoritarian habits undermine positive steps.

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