China

China’s religion problem: Why the Chinese Communist Party views…

October 17, 2019 0

Image Credit: Photo by Kevin Poh/Flickr; Licence: CC BY 2.0. By John Powers. Beginning in the earliest grades, Chinese students are subjected to anti-religious propaganda. They learn that…

India

Line of Control: If the red line is crossed

October 16, 2019 0

Image credit: Umar Jamshaid 03457611024 by Creative Commons, Licence: Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported Written by Moonis Ahmar. The India-Pakistan Simla Agreement in 1949 transformed the ceasefire line…

Pakistan

Bearing the burden: The cost of the Reko Diq…

October 17, 2019 0

Image credit: Baluchistan by Beluchistan /Flickr; Licence: CC BY 2.0. Written by Adnan Aamir. On 13 July 2019, Balochistan was in the news again. This time it…

Bangladesh

Money politics and the structural power of business in…

July 25, 2019 3

Written by Farid Uddin Ahmed. Image Credit: Bangladesh Bank by ASaber91/Flickr; Licence: CC BY-SA 2.0. Since the mid-1980s, money politics has emerged as a new but critical aspect of…

Taiwan

Trouble in the Blue Camp

September 23, 2019 0

Image credit: 韓國瑜市長就職現場 by 文進 葉/ Flickr, license: CC BY-SA 2.0 Written by J. Michael Cole.  This article is republished from Taiwan Sentinel. Read the original article. Within a matter…

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

Gotabaya: Sri Lanka’s strong man?

August 22, 2019 0

Image Credit: OIST/Flickr; Licence: CC BY-NC-ND 2.0. Written by Viruben Nandakumar. ‘You talk about human rights, you talk about freedom of individuals, you talk about reconciliation, but all…

Malaysia

Setting the stage for race baiting in Malaysia

October 18, 2019 0

Image Credit: Mahathir Mohamad face.jpg" by *angys*; License CC BY 4.0  Written by James Chin. On 20 September 2019 I wrote about the significance of a political…

Philippines

Fishing in troubled waters: Defence status as an explanatory…

August 16, 2019 0

Image credit: ‘Rodrigo Duterte ภาพจาก https://commons.wikimedia.org’ by Prachatai is licenced under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0. Written by Ananda Devi Domingo-Almase. In July 2016, the verdict which…

Myanmar

The deforestation dilemma in Myanmar

September 30, 2019 0

Image credit: inle_lake_049 by WorldSketchingTour/Flickr; Licence: CC BY-NC-ND 2.0. Written by Win Myo Thu. Deforestation is a widely discussed topic in Myanmar, although it is not…