March 17, 2020
Democracy? Autocracy? Coronavirus Doesn’t Care.
By Maylin Meisenheimer
Capacity for governance best predicts the performance countries have against the coronavirus.
October 12, 2019
The NBA, Blizzard, and Beyond: Free Expression, Censorship, and China’s Global Reach
By Ankit Panda
Are we at a tipping point for popular American perceptions of the Chinese Communist Party?
October 10, 2019
Singapore’s New Yale-NUS Controversy: Was Academic Freedom Violated?
By Alicja Polakiewicz
Did the cancellation of an event on dissent challenge the college’s commitment to academic freedom?
May 20, 2019
A Civilizational Clash Isn’t the Way to Frame US Competition With China
By Ankit Panda
Race and civilization are the wrong framing for the U.S.-China competition.
March 07, 2018
How ASEAN Strongmen Use Legal Reform to Weaken Democracy
By Mong Palatino
Hun Sen and Rodrigo Duterte show that constitutional reform remains a favorite tool of the region's power-hungry leaders.
February 03, 2018
What's Behind Southeast Asia's Developmental Miracle?
By Teresita Cruz-del Rosario
A closer look at comparative transitions between Southeast Asia and the Middle East can help us understand the forces behind this development.
May 02, 2017
Central Asian Echoes in Non-Democratic Politics
By Casey Michel
Xavier Marquez’s analysis of authoritarianism doesn’t focus on Central Asia, but implications for the region are clear.
January 14, 2017
A Lesson for the West From Central Asia
By Catherine Putz
Discontent will never disappear, but dissent may become dangerous.
June 22, 2016
A Noisy New Era of Bombs and Bravado
By Asit K. Biswas and Kris Hartley
The peace dividend is in jeopardy.
June 08, 2016
Tajikistan: The Iron Fist Closes
By Cholpon Orozobekova
Even as he consolidates power, Emomali Rahmon's paranoia knows no limits.
April 15, 2016
Sri Lanka’s National Security Fearmongers
By Taylor Dibbert
Predictable platitudes follow the discovery of a recent arms cache.
March 22, 2016
By Sarah Kendzior
What Central Asia’s spectacular states can tell us about authoritarianism in America.