The Centrality of Security in the Pakistan-US Relationship
By Bantirani Patro
Even while expanding cooperation into other areas, Pakistan is keen on reviving the traditional security focus, especially in the face of the TTP threat.
The Myanmar Junta Is Losing Its Foreign Backers
By Ivan U. Klyszcz and Harold Chambers
Increasingly, the junta has no one to lean on except for a distracted Russia.
A North Korean Overseas Chinese Man’s Tangled Identities in South Korea
By Eom Tae Yeon
Born in North Korea, ethnically Chinese, and a defector to South Korea, Yu Woo-sung’s high-profile case highlighted the plight of the hwagyo.
The Maritime Implications of Indonesia’s Presidential Election
By John Bradford and Waffaa Kharisma
Maritime affairs have not been a major campaign issue, but the three candidates' policies could have far-reaching implications on Indonesian security.
The Foreign Policy Angle in India’s Upcoming National Elections
By Arvind Mohan
The BJP has consistently used its foreign policy credentials to bolster its domestic popularity, but the difference is mostly one of style rather than substance.
Gelephu: The World’s First Mindfulness City Is in Bhutan
By Namgay Zam
The city is envisioned as Bhutan’s new economic hub – an opportunity to capitalize on the economic corridor linking South Asia to Southeast Asia.
The BNP’s Islamist Dilemma
By Saqlain Rizve
Will turning secular earn the Bangladesh Nationalist Party more support from New Delhi and Washington?
Is Christianity Marape’s Political Saving Grace in Papua New Guinea?
By Patricia O’Brien and Douveri Henao
PNG, recently rocked by riots, is likely to declare itself a “Christian nation” in early 2024.
Vietnam’s Paradox: Commemorating the Battle of the Paracels
By Christelle Nguyen
The clash is a milestone for Hanoi’s South China Sea claims – but marking its 50th anniversary requires discussing the government of South Vietnam.
The De-risking Push Misunderstands China’s Manufacturing Strengths
By Xiaofeng Wang
China dominates the manufacturing of intermediate goods – so even if a finished product is made elsewhere, it almost certainly includes “Made in China” components.
Ram Temple Stirs Religious Fervor as India Readies for Election Fever
By Junaid Kathju and Luqmaan Zeerak
The temple town of Ayodhya is decorated with Hindu images, flags, and buntings in anticipation of the homecoming of the Hindu deity Ram.
Japan’s Crisis of Confidence
By Yann Messager
Scandal after scandal has plagued the country since the late Abe era, each one further eroding public trust (and even interest) in government.