Authoritarianism Can’t Beat Climate Change
By Alexander Butler
If indeed there does exist a pathway out of global climate governance gridlock, the answer does not lie at the feet of authoritarian monoliths.
Twitter Unveils Bespoke Emoji Supporting Asia’s ‘Milk Tea Alliance’
By Sebastian Strangio
According to the social media giant, the past year has seen more than 11 million Tweets featuring the #MilkTeaAlliance hashtag.
Democracy? Autocracy? Coronavirus Doesn’t Care.
By Maylin Meisenheimer
Capacity for governance best predicts the performance countries have against the coronavirus.
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?
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
A Lesson for the West From Central Asia
By Catherine Putz
Discontent will never disappear, but dissent may become dangerous.
A Noisy New Era of Bombs and Bravado
By Asit K. Biswas and Kris Hartley
The peace dividend is in jeopardy.
Tajikistan: The Iron Fist Closes
By Cholpon Orozobekova
Even as he consolidates power, Emomali Rahmon's paranoia knows no limits.