Rohingya Risk Being Forgotten in Global Vaccination Drive

The world should make extra efforts to ensure that vaccines are distributed to Rohingya refugee populations.

In One Australian State, Trade With China Is Still Booming

Australia’s minerals trade has been divided almost clean in half by the country’s trade spat with…

ASEAN Foreign Ministers Meet to Discuss Myanmar Crisis

The results were predictably lackluster, but it’s too early to write off ASEAN’s efforts on Myanmar.

What Do the US and China Want From Africa?

As the Biden administration starts a rumored review of U.S. Africa policy, the China factor will…

Daniel Combs on Truth, Money, and Power Before and After the Myanmar Coup

History may seem to be repeating, but the Myanmar of 2021 is crucially different from the…

The US-China Trade War Is Still Happening

Four years and a new president later, U.S. tariffs on Chinese products remain.

Japarov Makes State Visit to Kazakhstan, Meets With Tokayev and Nazarbayev

The core purpose of Japarov’s visit was to make the personal connections that form the lifeblood…

Sri Lanka Approves New Port Development With India and Japan

Weeks after scrapping a deal with India and Japan, Sri Lanka says the pair can develop…

The ‘China Model’ Is Expanding in Hong Kong

There are new signs of Hong Kong’s internet, legal, and press systems following in Beijing’s footsteps.

Chinese Vaccines Sweep Much of the World, Despite Concerns

China has pledged roughly half a billion doses of its vaccines to more than 45 countries.

Billions of US Dollars Wasted in Afghanistan

The United States poured billions into building stuff in Afghanistan, but much of it has been…

South Korea, US Prepare to Conduct Joint Military Exercise 

Between talks with North Korea and the COVID-19 pandemic, this will reportedly be the third year…

India and Pakistan: More of the Same Ahead?

Whether the February 25 recommitment to a ceasefire by both sides yields lasting peace remains to…

Could North Korea Soon Field Advanced Stealth Drones?

North Korea’s ruling party wants modern military drones for strike and recon missions. A close defense…

Why Khazanah Nasional Just Bailed Out Malaysia Airlines

Sometimes the state has an interest in controlling firms in critical sectors like transportation, even if…

Cambodian Court Sentences Opposition Leader to Heavy Prison Term

Sam Rainsy and eight former CNRP officials have been accused of seeking to overthrow the Cambodian…

North Korea Ordered to Pay $2.3 Billion Over Pueblo Incident

Government-appointed “special master” says crew members suffered long-lasting aftereffects, both psychological and physical.

ASEAN Prepares to Convene First Meeting on Myanmar Crisis

The Southeast Asian bloc is being asked to prove its diplomatic mettle in a fast-moving and…

Uzbekistan Needs a Navruz for Human Rights

Tashkent’s continued authoritarian habits undermine positive steps.

300 Activists Rally in Bangladesh to Denounce Writer’s Death in Prison

Mushtaq Ahmed’s death has become a rallying point for renewed criticism of a controversial digital security…

Will Uzbekistan Allow an Opposition Candidate to Run for President?

Recent events further dim already bleak hopes for a free and fair presidential election in Uzbekistan…

Pentagon Officials Sketch Hypersonic Strategy

Though the United States has enthusiastically jumped on the hypersonics bandwagon, key questions about the capability…

China Responds to Bloodshed in Myanmar With Deafening Silence

Beijing has a stated preference for no violence in Myanmar, but the violence crackdown on February…

Understanding Pressure on Human Rights in Kyrgyzstan

A new report outlines Kyrgyzstan’s challenges, with an eye on helping Western partners recalibrate their engagement…

Offline and Online, Protests Are Sweeping Across Asia

From Nepal to India, Thailand to Myanmar, people are taking to the streets – or social…

‘Clean Network’ in the US-China Tech Race

Insights from James Andrew Lewis.

Millions of Asian Migrant Children Live Life on the Margins

The millions of migrant children in Asia are among the planet’s most vulnerable people.

Hong Kong’s Crackdown Moves With Dizzying Speed

The events of last week spell the end of any formal political opposition in Hong Kong.

Japan’s Prime Minister Hit With Nepotism Scandal

Suga’s honeymoon period is over following a lavish dining scandal involving elite LDP bureaucrats and Suga’s…

Nepal’s Supreme Court Rules to Reinstate Parliament, Adding Twist to Tale

Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli’s hold on his office is anybody’s guess now.

After Pipeline Explosion, Russia Resumes Gas Exports to Kazakhstan 

An explosion at a Soviet-era pipeline near the border between Russia and Kazakhstan shows just how…

China Targeted India’s Power Grid, New Report Says

Recorded Future, a private intelligence firm, claims that a Chinese state-backed entity systematically targeted multiple load…

The World Faces a Choice Between Bad and Worse in Myanmar

Jakarta’s call for dialogue would legitimize the Myanmar junta, but is the most realistic option for…

Myanmar Crisis Hinges on Stance of Ethnic Political and Armed Organizations

Ethnic political and armed actors are natural allies of the anti-coup resistance, but they are ambivalent…

Elections to Follow COVID-19 Emergency, Malaysian PM Promises

However, parliament is unlikely to convene until the state of emergency expires on August 1.

Why is Timor-Leste Still Unable to Diversify its Economy?

Many changes are necessary if the country is to break the shackles of oil dependency and…

At Least 18 Killed in Crackdown as Myanmar Protests Continue to Grow

Unable to reverse course and unwilling to compromise, the military junta seems likely to use force…

Bangladesh at 50: The Transformation of a Nation

As the country reaches its golden jubilee, it stands at a crossroads.

D.S. Hooda on the Lasting Impact of China-India Ladakh Standoff

A former Indian Army commander discusses the key lessons he has drawn from the Ladakh standoff.

Can Europe Make a Difference in Myanmar?

How the EU reacts to the coup is litmus test not only for its support of…

Myanmar’s Ethnic Groups Join Together to Reject Military Rule

The protest movement is boosted by rare ethnic solidarity as the nation unifies against the coup.

Climate Cooperation With China Can Power the World – Sustainably

The Belt and Road is accused of exporting China’s coal addiction. But it could also be…

Is Taiwan a Ticking Time Bomb in the Semiconductor Supply Chain?

The overwhelming reliance on Taiwan for critical supply elements creates a combustible situation for the global…

The Politics Behind China’s COVID-19 Vaccine Choices

China is keeping its vaccination campaign homegrown — despite some reservations from the public.

Myanmar and Sri Lanka: Bound by Travails

The February coup in Myanmar should serve as a wake-up call when it comes to Sri…

Is a Coup Worse Than a Genocide?

The difference in Western governments’ reaction to the two episodes suggests a misplaced focus on electoral…

Focused US-Pakistan Engagement Is Better for Pakistan’s Economic Future

Issue de-linkage is the need of the hour when it comes to Islamabad-Washington relations.

It’s Time to Enact Japan’s Magnitsky Act

Such legislation would boost Japan’s credentials as a defender of human rights and practitioner of values-based…

It’s Time for Australia to Reckon With the Reality of Sexual Violence

A drastic cultural shift is required not only within the parliament, but throughout the entire country.

Cambodia’s Sees COVID-19 Spike After Chinese Nationals Break Quarantine

The government has also deported a Chinese media proprietor for spreading “fake news” about COVID-19 vaccines.