June 08, 2023
Why Southeast Asia Should Consider Legalizing Sex Work
By Jason Hung
Criminalization has opened the door to corruption and abuse. It's time for a more rational approach.
June 07, 2023
There’s No ‘Political Solution’ to Myanmar’s Crisis
By Jordan Eriksson
International efforts to end the country's conflict should be focused on helping the pro-democracy resistance win.
June 06, 2023
Defense Posturing Has Crippled Legitimate Dialogue in Singapore
By Mark S. Cogan
In recent years, the IISS Shangri-La Dialogue has featured more public grandstanding than constructive intercourse.
June 01, 2023
Developing Transitional Solutions for Rohingya Refugees in Bangladesh
By Iffat Anjum
With long-term solutions likely to remain elusive, it’s time to make serious efforts toward improving Rohingya lives in the short term.
May 30, 2023
Can the US Forge a New ‘Washington Consensus’?
By Jin Kai
Increasingly alarmed by China’s rise, Washington is trying to backtrack on decades of economic principles to rebrand China as an enemy.
May 27, 2023
Australia’s Crackdown on Climate Activists
By Sophie McNeill
It is critically important for citizens to be able to express their concern about the climate emergency in whatever peaceful way they would like to do so.
May 26, 2023
South China Sea Tensions Haunted by European Colonialism
By Saman Rizwan
The legal case brought by Sulu Sultanate heirs against Malaysia highlights the unexpected links between present day tensions and European colonialism in Southeast Asia.
May 26, 2023
ASEAN’s Defective Approach to the Crisis in Myanmar
By Nyein Kaung
The bloc’s response to the bombing in Kanbalu has laid bare its impotence and poor understanding of the country’s conflict.
May 26, 2023
Religious Persecution at the Far Edge of India
By Knox Thames
Spurring India’s political leadership to change course and confront religious violence will take outside pressure.
May 24, 2023
The Complex Reality of Uyghur Forced Labor: Unveiling the Products Implicated
By Kuldeep Singh Chauhan
A new report reveals that the Chinese government has invested substantial resources in developing an extensive network of compulsory labor, encompassing a wide range of industries.
May 23, 2023
The Hiroshima G7 Summit and Nuclear Disarmament
By AKIYAMA Nobumasa
Essential talks were held, but more is now needed.
May 22, 2023
US Policy on Myanmar and Taiwan: Shifting Strategies to Counter China’s Influence
By Zaw Tuseng
Washington needs to recognize that the situation in both places is part of a single, interconnected struggle to contain Chinese influence.