China

Actively Guiding Religion under Xi Jinping

June 21, 2018 0

Written by Jérôme Doyon. In April 2016, Xi Jinping chaired the National Religious Work Conference. It was the first time the CCP General Secretary chaired such…

India

Northeast India: Communal Tensions in Shillong

June 20, 2018 0

Written by Kavita Navlani Soereide.  Shillong, the capital city of Meghalaya, is currently witnessing a violent conflict between the minority Dalit Sikhs and the local…

Pakistan

How Nawaz Sharif reshaped the civil military relationship, and…

May 31, 2018 0

Written by Tridivesh Singh Maini. Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, who had to resign from the post in July 2017, and then was disqualified from holding…

Bangladesh

The Worrying Trend of Media Censorship in Bangladesh

June 21, 2018 0

Written by Ibtisam Ahmed As international outlets begin to focus on Bangladesh’s drug crisis, one aspect of the story has slipped under the radar. Over…

Taiwan

Political reform under Tsai Ing-wen: A disappointing record

May 29, 2018 1

Written by Kharis Templeman. Before the 2016 election brought them to power, Tsai Ing-wen and the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) pledged to pursue political reforms…

Japan

Cybersecurity: the potential for Japan-India cooperation

May 30, 2018 0

Written by Anne-Léonore Dardenne. More than ever, cybersecurity figures prominently on leaders' agenda around the world. Global economy and military technologies are deeply dependent on…

North Korea

Middle powers showing initiative: North and South Korea getting…

June 4, 2018 0

Written by Liang Tuang Nah. On 24 May, President Trump called off the planned 12 June summit with Chairman Kim Jong-un of North Korea, to…

Sri Lanka

Japan's Indo-Pacific strategy: The importance of Sri Lanka

May 1, 2018 0

Written by Anne-Léonore Dardenne. Reacting to an increasingly assertive China, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has looked to expand his country’s influence in the Indo-Pacific.…

Malaysia

New democracy in today’s Malaysia

June 12, 2018 0

Written by William Case. The refrain among many Malaysia watchers of my generation was the same: they never thought they’d live to see the day.…

Philippines

After Surabaya: Regional challenges for terrorism in Southeast Asia…

June 6, 2018 0

Written by Zachary Abuza Between 13 and 14 May 2018, three families of suicide bombers - all members of the Islamic State-linked Jamaah Ansharut Daulah…

Myanmar

Preaching hate and violence: The (militant) Buddhist perspective

June 5, 2018 0

Written by Peter Lehr. When discussing religion and violence in Southeast Asia, the first concept that usually comes to mind is that of jihad or…