Corruption in Malaysia: The No Shame Game
From prison, disgraced former Prime Minister Najib Razak is plotting an unlikely political comeback. Don't rule it out.
What Indonesia’s Election Result Means For the Ruling PDI-P
Cast into opposition for the first time in two decades, the PDI-P has a critical role to play as a check on the incoming administration's power.
The Tale of 2 Economies: Navigating the Growth Paradox in China
China’s impressive topline growth figures mask underlying disparities and societal unease.
Pakistan’s Not-So-Azad Kashmir
Pakistan spends a lot of effort condemning India’s governance in Kashmir. Few are interested in addressing the plight of the Kashmiris under Pakistan’s control.
Markets, Makers, and the State of Play in Southeast Asia’s Electric Vehicle Industry
Across Southeast Asia, countries do not want to simply be a market for EVs. They want to make them.
After the Election: Where Will Lai Lead Taiwan?
Taiwanese voters have made their choice. Now it’s up to President-elect Lai Ching-te – and the reactions from Washington and Beijing – to shape the future.
Ali Riaz on the Future of Bangladesh’s Politics
Despite Bangladesh’s slide toward a one-party autocracy, “the current trajectory is not destiny.”
China’s Security Engagement in Latin America and the Caribbean
An overview of the characteristics and trends in China’s security engagement in the region, and how it is evolving.
Why China Doesn’t Have an Opposition Leader Like Navalny
Xi Jinping’s Quest for Self-governance Without Democracy
Online Dump of Chinese Hacking Documents Offers Rare Window Into Pervasive State Surveillance
Greece Charts a Course in the Indo-Pacific
Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis was the chief guest at the Raisina Dialogue, a clear indication of Athens’ growing interest in the region.
Most Experts Agree: China Isn’t About to Invade Taiwan
India and the Red Sea Imbroglio
The Asia-Pacific Holds the Key to Tackling Overfishing
What the US National Defense Industrial Strategy Means for the Indo-Pacific
For major stakeholders in the Indo-Pacific, including India, the priorities set out by the NDIS merit close examination.
China Continues Its Search for a Maritime Military Presence in West Africa
Japan’s Plan for a New JGSDF Training Site in Okinawa Stokes Opposition
For China’s Military, 2024 Is the Year of Discipline
Malaysia’s Court System Struggles With the Rise of State-Level Theocracy
A recent High Court ruling has highlighted the tension between the Federal Constitution and Sharia laws passed by conservative state legislatures.
Indonesia to Require Digital Platforms to Pay for Media Content, President Says
Cambodia Gears Up For Low-Stakes Senate Election
Following Release, Thailand’s Thaksin Welcomes Former Cambodian PM
A Reality Check on Afghanistan’s Isolation Under the Taliban
Beneath the U.N. secretary general’s claims of consensus in Doha, a clear division is visible among countries regarding whether and how to do business with the Taliban.
Bangladeshi PM Sheikh Hasina Goes for an Image Makeover Abroad
Cheap Russian Oil Fuels India’s Response to Ukraine War
What a Tamil Language School in Sri Lanka Tells Us About the Reconciliation Process
South Korean Government Warns Striking Doctors to Return to Work or Face Legal Action
About 7,800 medical interns and residents in South Korea have walked off their jobs this week to protest the government’s push to recruit more medical students.
North Korea: An Interesting Start to 2024
South Korea in Political Disarray Ahead of the April Parliamentary Elections
North Korea Welcomes Russian Tourists, Likely Its First Since the Pandemic
Where Others Dither, Japan Delivers on Aid to Ukraine
Japan’s support for Ukraine demonstrates strong leadership and provides a glimmer of hope amid a divided and increasingly paralyzed Western alliance.
Japan Bets on Carbon Capture and Storage Technology
Can Japan’s Liberal Democratic Party Escape Factional Politics?
Kishida’s Struggle to Win Over Japan’s Conservatives
France, the Vatican, and the Pan-Asian Sexual Abuse Scandals of MEP Missionaries
Both French authorities and the Vatican seem reluctant to act on accusations of sexual abuse by French priests in Japan, Thailand, Cambodia, and more.
Myanmar’s Diaspora in South Korea Fights for Democracy Back Home
10 Years After the UN Report: The International Community’s Role in Improving Human Rights in North Korea
US Sanctions and Rallying Around the Flag in North Korea and Cambodia
Fratricidal Jihad: Assessing the Central Asian ISKP Attacks on Turkey
Due to linguistic, religious, and cultural commonalities, members of the Islamic State and al-Qaida from Central Asia can often bypass security filters in the wider Turkic world.
In Farcical Vote, Kyrgyz ‘Foreign Representative’ Law Moves Ahead Again
Slow Suffocation in Central Asia
Prominent Karakalpak Activists Aqylbek Muratbai Facing Extradition From Kazakhstan to Uzbekistan
In Southeast Asia, the US Should Talk Loudly About Immigration
Washington ought to be doing more to attract the region’s best and brightest.
Winning the China-US Narrative Competition in Southeast Asia
Why the US and China Should Work Together to Solve the Global Scam Crisis
A Murdered Ambassador, a Closed Embassy: The Tragic History of US Diplomacy in Afghanistan
Indonesia Announces New Tax Incentives to Encourage EV Sales
The latest announcement reflects the Indonesian government’s desire to stay at the forefront of the region's EV production race.
Why Malaysia’s Pharmaniaga Is In Financial Trouble
Indonesia’s Fossil Fuel Subsidies Threaten its Energy Transition
The Benefits of Japan’s Climate Transition Bond
New Zealand’s Dilemma at the WTO’s Big Meeting in UAE
India and the United States – two countries with which New Zealand wants much closer relations – are currently the two biggest single barriers to achieving Wellington’s goals at the WTO.
Marape’s State Visit Puts Australia-Papua New Guinea Bonhomie on Display
COFA Collateral Damage and Its Consequences: A View from Palau
US Congress’ COFA Delay Jeopardizes a Key Element of the ’Free and Open Indo-Pacific’
Is Southern Thailand Moving Toward Peace?
Zachary Abuza of the National War College discusses the latest developments in long-running peace talks.
Ping-Pong Diplomacy Makes a Comeback in China-US Relations
Indian-Chinese Couples: Rebels or Bridge Builders?
How Serious Are the Latest Threats From North Korea?
Myanmar’s Conflict Takes Its Toll on Popular Coastal Resort Town
On Ngapali Beach, the sands are deserted, the hotels stand empty, and many locals are struggling to make ends meet.