April 12, 2022
Tackling the Pandemic of Inequality in Asia and the Pacific
By Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana
The COVID-19 pandemic worsened the circumstances of those already being left behind. At the same time, COVID-19 has created a generational opportunity to build a more equitable and sustainable world.
April 11, 2022
Carrie Lam’s Departure Signals a Further Crackdown in Hong Kong
By Joey Siu
Lam’s replacement was a key demand of the 2019 protests, but no one should be celebrating her announced retirement now.
April 05, 2022
Look to Hong Kong, Not Ukraine, For Signals About China’s Taiwan Plans
By Dennis Kwok and Johnny Patterson
Few took it seriously when Xi Jinping first said he would consolidate control over Hong Kong. We must not make the same mistake when analyzing Xi's plans for Taiwan.
April 01, 2022
How the Candlelight Party Can Restore Political Pluralism to Cambodia
By Sam Rainsy
Since the banning of the Cambodia National Rescue Party in 2017, an old party has kept its flame burning.
March 31, 2022
Sri Lanka and the Neocolonialism of the IMF
By Thamil Venthan Ananthavinayagan
Sri Lanka has few options other than an IMF bailout. But engagement with neocolonial international financial institutions is actually one of the causes of Sri Lanka's economic woes.
March 30, 2022
At Long Last, Signs of Justice for 1997 Cambodia Massacre
By Brad Adams
The brazen attack in broad daylight 25 years ago has ingrained impunity in Cambodia more than any other single act in the country’s post-Khmer Rouge history.
March 26, 2022
Japan and Australia Should Sanction the Myanmar Military
By Elaine Pearson and Teppei Kasai
Betting on ASEAN’s fruitless diplomacy undermines international action.
March 24, 2022
Why Indonesia Should Stand With Ukraine
By Edward Parker
In an increasingly turbulent global strategic environment, it is high time for Indonesia to get off the fence.
March 22, 2022
International Aid in Afghanistan Must Lay Foundations for Development
By Alexander Matheou
It is more urgent than ever that Afghan national actors are placed center-stage.
March 22, 2022
How to Save Thailand and Malaysia From Rising Sea Levels
By Piyali Banergee
A recent meeting between the nations' leaders was a missed opportunity to address one of the most pressing challenges of the coming century.
March 18, 2022
Press Freedom in Kyrgyzstan Is Headed in the Wrong Direction
By Miranda Patrucic
We’ve seen how important it is that citizens of a country know the truth and are exposed to more than just propaganda. Kyrgyzstan’s backsliding is deeply concerning.
March 15, 2022
Will Yoon Suk-yeol Finally Reform South Korea’s National Security Law?
By Meredith Shaw and Joseph Yi
Reform will be difficult under a conservative president, but ending the state’s power to punish speech and restrict information is ultimately in the best interests of South Korea.