June 27, 2023
The Emerging Contours of Saudi-Emirati Competition in Southeast Asia
By Timothy Bettis
The two gulf states' growing diplomatic and economic outreach to the region is beginning to develop a competitive dynamic.
June 26, 2023
Heat and Debt: Climate Change and Poverty in Rural South Asia
By Sandeep Kandikuppa
The weather-related struggles faced by informal workers of India are intimately linked to the debt crisis that has long been brewing in the countryside.
June 24, 2023
Bollywood’s Role in Hindutva’s 2024 Election Strategy
By Basit Parray and Nuzhat Khan
An increasing number of politically-motivated films are mobilizing Indian voters, especially the youth, toward voting for the BJP.
June 23, 2023
Barangay Elections in the Bangsamoro: A Crucial Test for the Future of the BARMM
By Cheng Xu and Jacques Bertrand
Upcoming local elections in the BARMM, an autonomous region in the southern Philippines, will have implications for the 2025 Bangsamoro parliamentary election and the region's future stability.
June 22, 2023
China Considers Countermeasures to US HIMARS Missile System
By Lyle Goldstein and Nathan Waechter
U.S. strategists have long hypothesized that the weapon could play a major role in a war with China. Now Beijing is watching how it is being used by Ukraine's military.
June 21, 2023
The Islamist Threat Bordering Pakistan’s Political Crisis
By Samaya Anjum
The prospect of Islamist organizations toppling the state remains remote. But the real threat is the violence and destruction they might perpetrate in the process.
June 20, 2023
After 22 Years, ExxonMobil Finally Settles Indonesian Human Rights Case
By Aisyah Llewellyn
Last month, 11 Acehnese villagers reached a confidential financial settlement with the U.S. oil giant, after accusing it of abuses including rape and torture.
June 19, 2023
In Malaysia, Religious Controversies Threaten Anwar Ibrahim’s Government
By Sophie Lemière
In his attempts to mollify Malay nationalists and Islamic conservatives, Anwar risks alienating his liberal and multi-ethnic support base.
June 17, 2023
China and Russia May Be Expanding Natural Gas Cooperation – Just Not Via Power of Siberia 2
By Joseph Webster
Beijing and Moscow are more likely to cooperate in liquefied natural gas and Central Asian natural gas, not the Power of Siberia-2 pipeline.
June 16, 2023
The Secret Struggles of Undocumented Filipino Cleaners in the Netherlands
By Michael Beltran and Sarah Haaij
Working long hours behind closed doors, the undocumented of the Netherlands toil without access to the country's full range of rights and protections.
June 15, 2023
Cyclone Mocha in Myanmar: Mayhem and Maneuvering
By Naw Theresa
Humanitarian efforts in the wake of Cyclone Mocha have become yet another front in the country's expanding conflict.
June 14, 2023
Japan’s 2023 Development Cooperation Charter: The Aid-Security Nexus
By James Kaizuka
Tokyo’s new blueprint for development assistance expands the role of one of Japan’s greatest national strengths into the realm of geostrategy, building on the philosophy of former PM Abe Shinzo.