China

Competitive cooperation: The connection between Chinese and Russian initiatives…

June 26, 2019 0

Written by Tom Harper. Image Credit: 20140108-DSC_7791 by Jbdodane/Flickr, Licence: CC BY-NC 2.0. Recent moves by Russia in a number of African states, under the guidance of Yevgeny…

India

The making of muscular India post-elections 2019: Modi 2.0

June 20, 2019 3

Written by Brajesh Kumar. Image Credit: Al Jazeera English /Flickr, Licence CC BY-NC-ND 2.0. India, the world’s largest democracy, went through a mammoth exercise to elect members of…

Pakistan

From ‘party-centric’ to ‘nation-centric’ democracy in Pakistan

June 17, 2019 2

Written by Maryam Mastoor. Image Credit: Wasif Malik /Flickr, Licence CC BY-NC-ND 2.0. Following the elections of 2018, this marks the second time since 1958 that Pakistan…

Bangladesh

Feminism and power in the postcolonial societies of the…

May 22, 2019 1

Written by Zakia Nasir. Image Credit: Ithmus/Flickr, Licence CC BY-NC-ND 2.0. Feminists are concerned about women being subjected to power apparatuses, which are used even in…

Taiwan

An analysis of President Tsai’s victory in the presidential…

June 26, 2019 0

Written by Timothy S. Rich. Image Credit: Thierry Ehrmann/Flickr; Licence CC BY 2.0. On Thursday 13 June 2019 Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen won the Democratic Progressive Party’s…

Japan

China and Japan – an unlikely climate partnership?

December 13, 2018 0

By Chris G. Pope. On 7 October 2018, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released a report which focused on the devastating impacts of a…

North Korea

The Sino-Russian Partnership and the North Korean Nuclear Crisis

June 21, 2019 0

Written by Elizabeth Wishnick. Image Credit: Tri-Border area by Caitriana Nicholson/Flickr, License: CC BY-SA 2.0. This brief outlines Chinese and Russian interests in North Korea, examines how…

Sri Lanka

Why accountability matters: The case of Sri Lanka

June 18, 2019 0

Written by Viruben Nandakumar. Image Credit: Takver/Flickr, Licence CC BY-NC-ND 2.0. Over a decade has passed since the Sri Lankan civil war, but the memories and trauma of…

Malaysia

Patterns in politics on palm oil

June 7, 2019 0

Written by Otto Hospes. Image Credit: Oil palm by CIFOR/Flickr, Licence CC BY-NC-ND 2.0. The recent controversy between Indonesia and the EU over the revised EU Renewable Energy Directive…

Philippines

Militarising the police, constabularising the military: Insights on Philippine…

June 3, 2019 0

Written by Ananda Devi Domingo-Almase Image Credit:Image Credit: Philippine National Police Train with JIATF West by JIATF West/Flickr, Licence CC BY-NC 2.0.   In an article…

Myanmar

Myanmar’s stalled peace process

April 3, 2019 0

Written by Ashley South. Recent international attention in Myanmar has been focused on the plight of the Rohingya population of Northern Rakhine State, 700,000 of…