May 19, 2020
Sports Behind Closed Doors: Lessons from the Koreas
By Layne Vandenberg
Post-COVID sports may resemble the October 2019 FIFA World Cup Qualifier between the men’s national teams from North and South Korea.
January 28, 2019
All Eyes on the AFC Asian Cup
By Layne Vandenberg
As the 2019 AFC Asian Cup winds down, Asian football rises in importance.
August 01, 2018
Where Football Is Not A Game, But Survival
By Avinash Giri and Nantha Kishore
Meet the football makers of Sisola.
February 28, 2017
Whither China’s National Football Team?
By Tyler Roney
Can throwing resources at China’s football infrastructure translate to success on the international stage?
January 03, 2017
Football Leaks: The Kazakh Connection
By Paolo Sorbello
A Kazakh family is at the center of a scandal that unveiled murky deals in the global world of football.
June 04, 2016
Central Asia's Sports Obsession: Leave the Beard Behind, Please
By Catherine Putz
More protests in Kazakhstan, sports in Turkmenistan, and Kumtor back in the news; recommended reads.
September 18, 2015
Selling Dreams Along the Silk Road
By David McArdle
A football slave or a naïve migrant?
December 03, 2014
Style, Warfare and George Washington
By James R. Holmes
There's reason to be grateful that the outcomes of wars aren't determined by committee.
May 22, 2014
Qatar’s Deadly World Cup
By Samuel Chi
Migrant workers from South Asia are dying in their hundreds to prepare for the 2022 World Cup.
June 19, 2013
UN Chief Ban Ki-moon Arrives in China
Plus, China mediates the Sudan dispute and the Communist Youth League holds National Conference. Tuesday China links.
March 27, 2013
World Cup Hopes Hang in the Balance for Japan, Australia
Japan and Australia had their World Cup hopes put on hold last night by Jordan and Oman.
March 11, 2013
Sendai: A Tale of Football and Hope
A film tells the story of football’s role in rebuilding Sendai after the March 2011 earthquake.
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