Democracy vs North Korea
By David Straub
Why have democracies proven unable to halt the North Korean dictatorship’s development of nuclear weapons?
Political Struggles at Home Shape Beijing’s Meddling Abroad
By Sarah Cook
Authoritarian rule in China poses a growing threat to democracy elsewhere.
As Papua New Guinea Approaches New Elections, Human Rights Concerns Persist
By Kate Schuetze
As Papua New Guinea's election approaches, its human rights record remains troubling.
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.
Time for ASEAN to Take Human Rights Seriously
By Champa Patel
To serve as a model regional organization, ASEAN can no longer ignore human rights violations.
A Familiar Story: Donald Trump and India's Criminal Politicians
By Milan Vaishnav
Donald Trump's electoral tactics in the United States echo the practices of many Indian politicians.
Asia's New Democracies and the Liberal World Order
By Akhilesh Pillalamarri
The key to global order may lie with Asia's emerging democracies.
No Offense: The Politics of Sedition in India
By Padmapriya Govindarajan
Successive Indian governments appear to be abusing the country's colonial-era sedition law.
Brexit: An Indictment of Direct Democracy or Vulgar Politics as Usual?
By Ankit Panda
No reason to grow contemptuous of direct democracy after 'Brexit'. This was always about politicians and politics.
Sri Lanka’s Uneasy Peace
By Taylor Dibbert
The island nation’s “democratic transition” leaves plenty to be desired.
So, Are Nepal-India Ties Back on Track?
By Ankit Panda
Not quite yet, but realities will prevail.
In Myanmar, A Simple Verdict on a Flawed Election
By Allison Lim and Michael Kugelman
For many in Myanmar, criticisms of the recent elections are immaterial and the reality on the ground is much different.