How Are Central Asian Jihadi Groups Exploiting the Israel-Hamas War?
By Uran Botobekov
Central Asian Islamists lack the capability to translate rhetoric into operational attacks, but they are capitalizing on the resumption of conflict in the Middle East to enhance recruitment and financing efforts.
Why Asian Countries Are Keeping a Low Profile in the Israel-Hamas War
By Guy Burton
Platforms for the Global South, like BRICS, have stepped up their rhetoric. But don’t overestimate what they can – and are willing to – do.
China and Saudi Arabia: A Partnership Under Pressure
By Duncan Bartlett
As war returns to the Middle East, what are the implications for the relationship between Saudi Arabia and China?
A Diplomatic Tightrope: Taiwan’s Stance on the Israel-Hamas War
By Philip Hou
Taiwan must stand up for Palestine, otherwise it may face the same fate as Gaza – and a potentially silent international community.
Japan’s ‘Balanced’ Position on Palestine Fails to Impress
By Thisanka Siripala
In Japan, protests calling for a humanitarian ceasefire in Gaza are at odds with the government’s stance in the Israeli-Hamas war.
Xinjiang vs Gaza: The West’s Shifting Definition of ‘Genocide’
By Juan Alberto Ruiz Casado
The Global North’s foreign policy has a glaring contradiction regarding China’s abuses in Xinjiang and Israel’s in Palestine.
South Korea, US Close Ranks on Global Issues During Blinken Visit
By Matthew Lee and Kim Tong-hyung
In talks with South Korea’s leadership, including President Yoon Suk-yeol, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken discussed North Korea as well as the Israel-Gaza and Russia-Ukraine wars.
No Hedging for Malaysia in Israel-Hamas Conflict
By Collins Chong Yew Keat
Malaysia is a clear supporter of the Palestinian cause and is unlikely to bend over backwards for Western powers.
Japan-South Korea Cooperation Amid Israel-Hamas Conflict Proves Benefits of Trilateral With US
By Evan Wright and Jessica A. Guarini
Coordination on evacuations of their citizens from the Middle East is a seemingly small but symbolically significant step for Tokyo and Seoul.
Israel’s Assault on Gaza Echoes the British Raj’s Response to the Revolt of 1857
By Bilal Ahmad Tantray
From Delhi in 1857 to Gaza in 2023, the colonial playbook remains largely unchanged.
Is China a Friend? Time for Israel to Decide.
By Mordechai Chaziza
While it remains to be seen how the Israel-Hamas war unfolds, it has already shown the nature of the Sino-Israeli relationship and where China’s interests lie.
India Once Was a Strong Ally of Palestine. What Changed?
By Jannatul Naym Pieal
India this time around has taken a much stronger pro-Israel stand than is typical during Israeli-Palestinian conflicts.