The Chinese Threat to Lower Brahmaputra Riparians India and Bangladesh
By Jaideep Saikia
The plan to divert the waters of Brahmaputra would affect over 140 million people who are dependent on the river.
Assessing the Aftermath of Tonga’s Volcanic Eruption and Tsunami
By Joshua Mcdonald
“It is clear that Tongans will be dealing with the aftermath of this event for a long time,” said the World Bank’s country director for Papua New Guinea and the Pacific Islands.
The Re-emergence of an ‘Aerospace Clique’ in Chinese Politics?
By Marcus Clay
The rise of aerospace specialists like Ma Xingrui and Zhang Hongwen is a notable exception to the Xi era turn away from technocracy and engineer-politicians.
How to Respond to Gray Zone Aggression in the Indo-Pacific
By Ross Brown
The U.S. and its allies and partners must rethink countermeasures if they want to compete in the gray zone.
It’s Time to Put the DOJ’s China Initiative on Trial
By Dai Huizhong
The DOJ's efforts to combat Chinese espionage have not made America safer -- quite the opposite.
Nepal’s MCC Debate Reflects Flaws in Its Decision-Making
By Santosh Sharma Poudel
The debate over the aid project is not about its contents but about American intentions, the integrity of Nepali leaders, and domestic cost-benefit analysis.
Building a Just Peace for Women in Pakistan’s Tribal Belt
By Shehryar Fazli
The renewed militancy prompted by the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan threatens hard-won gains for the women of northwest Pakistan.
Myanmar Crisis Overshadows Meeting of ASEAN Foreign Ministers
By Sebastian Strangio
The informal gathering took place without the involvement of the junta's appointed foreign minister, but a path forward on the crisis is hard to see.
The Indo-Pacific Should Not Command All of US Attention
By David Hutt
Withdrawing from Europe and the Middle East to focus on the Indo-Pacific would be a misstep for Washington.
China’s Insistence on ‘Zero COVID’ in Hong Kong Has a Deeper Meaning
By William Nee
Beijing’s attack on Hong Kong’s elite may have consequences that outlast the pandemic.
Is Thailand’s Buddhist Sangha Undergoing a Political Sea Change?
By Christian Kurzydlowski
The Thai Buddhist order has long helped to legitimize and prop up the prevailing monarchical order.
Uzbekistan’s Second Wives Marry in Secret and Suffer Without Legal Protections
By Niginakhon Uralova
Polygyny is not legal in Uzbekistan, yet some men seek out second wives anyway.