Over the past six years, I have had the privilege of editing the online journals of the China Policy Institute and the Asia Research Institute. Since the merger of these publications two years ago, we have published hundreds of articles covering all aspects of politics and cognate fields in East, Southeast and South Asia. Hundreds of contributors from institutions across the world have graciously shared critical commentary and analysis with us, bringing expert insight on a remarkable diversity of issues. Attached to a university research centre, we do not enjoy either the budget or human capacity of a media organization. We rely entirely on the goodwill of contributors, who share their knowldge with us and with our readership without remuneration. I am humbled by the incredible generosity that so many colleagues around the world have demonstrated. Writers we have featured in the recent past appear below – I extend my gratitude to them, and to every contributor that came before.

As editor of the Asia Dialogue I have been supported by paid graduate student assistants, for whom the experience represents a useful professional skills and network building opportunity. I am extremely appreciative of the professionalism, enthusiasm and diligence of James Farley, Tusharika Deka, Tobias Ross, Khurram Siddiqui, Serena Haththotuwa, Conor O’Shea and their predecessors. Out of consideration for our student editorial assistants and contributors, the Asia Research Institute has determined to temporarily suspend publication of The Asia Dialogue while we endeavour to cope with the severe consequences of the global pandemic.

I look forward to a calmer period when we will return from this hiatus. Good health and good wishes to all.

Dr Jonathan Sullivan.

Mao-Sheng Ran (University of Hong Kong); Enoch Li (Bearapy); Erla Magnusdottir (King’s College London);Tsung-Mei Cheng (Princeton); Neil Munro (University of Glasgow); Jie Yang (Simon Fraser University); Sriparna Pathak (Gauhati University); Sara Hsu (State University of New York); Gordon Redding (HEAD Foundation); Chris Rowley (University of Oxford); Nguyen Thanh Trung (Vietnam National University); Khalid Jarral (University of Nottingham); Hongwei Bao (University of Nottingham); Carine Milcent (Paris School of Economics); Chris Berry (King’s College London); Qijun Han (Nanjing University of Science and Technology); Gina Marchetti (University of Hong Kong); Aaron Han, Joon Magnan-Park (University of Hong Kong); Winnie L.M. Yee (University of Hong Kong); Erich Weede (University of Bonn); Olga Krasnyak (Yonsei University); Jeanne L. Wilson (Wheaton College); Thomas F. Remington, (Emory); Daouda Cissé (Independent); Enrique Dussel Peters (National Autonomous University of Mexico); Hiu Man Chan (Cardiff University); Gilbert Rozman (Princeton); Gaye Christoffersen (Johns Hopkins); Ariel Cohen (The Atlantic Council); Natasha Orehowsky  (International Tax and Investment Centre); Elizabeth Wishnick (Montclair State University); Natasha Kuhrt (King’s College London); Dorothy J. Solinger (University of California); Peter Foggin (Université de Montréal); Selina Ho (National University of Singapore); Hong Yu Liu (University of Cambridge); Anne Booth (SOAS); Cora Lingling Xu (Keele); Qiang Zha (York University, Toronto); Le Lin (University of Hawaii, Manoa); Yimei Zhu (University of Leicester); Merriden Varrall (KPMG Australia); Sophia Woodman (University of Edinburgh); Michael Laha (Asia Society Centre on US-China Relations); Lotus Ruan (University of Toronto); Bingchun Meng (London School of Economics); Andrew B. Kipnis (The Chinese University of Hong Kong); Jonathan Brookfield (Tufts University); Kerry Brown (KCL); Wilfred M. Chow (University of Hong Kong); Chris Ogden (University of St Andrews); Tim Summers (The Chinese University of Hong Kong); Sam Fry (University of Warwick); Haiwang Yuan (Western Kentucky University); Joris Teer (Teer Strategy); Ardi Bouwers (China Circle); Qing Shan Ding (University of Huddersfield); Salvatore Babones (University of Sydney); Penelope Prime (Georgia State University); Elisa Gambino (AFRIGOS project); Bob Savic (University of Nottingham); Zi Yang (Nanyang Technological University); Yoram Evron (University of Haifa); Degang Sun (Fudan); Mordechai Chaziza (Ashkelon Academic College); James M. Dorsey (Nanyang Technological University); Niv Horesh (Western Sydney University); David Scott (NATO Defence College Foundation); Elizabeth Davis (Colorado School of Mines); Fenggang Yang (Purdue University); Qingjiang Yao (Lamar University); Zhaoxi Liu (Trinity University); Hannah Theaker (St Anne’s College); Quan Gao (Newcastle University); Tom Harper (University of Surrey); Dani Madrid-Morales (University of Houston); Kenneth King (University of Edinburgh); Helge Rønning (University of Oslo); Guangzhi Huang (Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts); Julie Yu-Wen Chen (University of Helsinki); Niall Duggan (University College Cork); Kwizela Aristide Basebya, (Jiaotong University); Fabio Angiolillo (University of Hong Kong); Debby Sze Wan Chan (University of Hong Kong); Denis Tolkach (Hong Kong  Polytechnic University); Louis Augustin-Jean (Taylor’s University); Christoph Steinhardt (University of Vienna); Chau Wang-Fung (independent scholar); Wilson Wong (Chinese University of Hong Kong); Dino Ge Zhang (independent scholar); William Jankowiak (University of Nevada); Quanbao Jiang (Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University); Xiying Wang, (Beijing Normal University); Katherine Jakovich (independent scholar); Jeremy A. Murray (California State University); Shushu Li (University of Glasgow); Yongli Li (State University of New York); Sascha Auerbach (University of Nottingham); Kevin Carrico (Monash University); Chi-kit Chan (University of Hong Kong); Kingsley Edney (University of Leeds); Fang Kecheng (Chinese University of Hong Kong); Justin Kwan (independent scholar); Lu Zhouxiang (Maynooth University); Luwei Rose Luqiu (Hong Kong Baptist University); Shui-yin Sharon Yam (University of Kentucky); Zhidong Hao (University of Macao); Chee Meng Tan (University of Nottingham, Malaysia); Panos Kotzathanasis (Asian Movie Pulse); Peter J. Li (University of Houston); John Powers (Deakin University); Sanna Kopra (University of Lapland); Yeon Jung Yu (Western Washington University); Yu-Hua Chen (Australian National University); Adnan Aamir (journalist); Alicja Bachulska,(University of Warsaw); Amina Khan (Institute of Strategic Studies Islamabad); Anam Fatima (Pak-China Institute); Ankita Shree (University of Delhi); Arhama Siddiqa (Institute of Strategic Studies, Islamabad); Ashok Swain (Uppsala University); Awais Ali Syed (Colorado College); Ayaz Qureshi (University of Edinburgh); Bilesha Weeraratne (Institute of Policy Studies of Sri Lanka); Brajesh Kumar (security analyst); Chanchal Kumar Sharma (Central University of Haryana); Moonis Ahmar (University of Karachi); Farid Uddin Ahmed (University of Dhaka); Ikhtisad Ahmed (human rights lawyer); Kaveri Qureshi (University of Edinburgh); Khalid Jarral (University of Nottingham); Khawaja Khalid Farooq (National Counter-Terrorism Pakistan); Khurram Shahzad Siddiqui (University of Nottingham); Krzysztof Iwanek (University of Warsaw); Maria Bastos (University of Westminster); Maroof Raza (Times Now, India); Maryam Mastoor (Institute of Regional Studies, Islamabad); Mir Mohammad (human rights activist); Ali Talpur (political analyst); Muhammad Nawaz Khan (Islamabad Policy Research Institute); Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat (Universitas Islam Indonesia); Nuzaifa Hussain, (Lakshman Kadirgamar Institute of International Relations and Strategic Studies); Omaima Lone (Lahore College for Women University); Pabasara Kannangara (Lakshman Kadirgamar Institute of International Relations and Strategic Studies); Rai Mansoor Imtiaz (University of Nottingham); Ramadha Trivanessa (Universitas Islam Indonesia); Isabelle Valentine  (Universitas Islam Indonesia); Shafia Iftekhar (PhD Doctors Association); Sheharyar Khan  (Iqra University Islamabad); Sher Afzal Hashmi (PhD Doctors Association); Sumeera Imran (National Defence University, Islamabad); Tanzeela Anbreen (University of Bedfordshire); Viruben Nandakumar (London School of Economics); Wilfried Swenden (University of Edinburgh); Zainab Akhter (Manohar Parrikar Institute for Defence Studies and Analysis); Zakia Nasir (Lahore College for Women University); Guanie Lim (Nanyang Technological University); Amitendu Palit (National University of Singapore); Zhenqing Zheng (Tsinghua University); Jan Schmidt-Burbach (Animal Welfare Research for World Animal, Thailand); Kate Bone (Massey University, New Zealand); Jane Bone (Monash University); David Fennel  (Brock University); Andrew Harding (NUS); Ian G. Baird (University of Wisconsin); Christian Hammons (University of Colorado); William Ingram (Threads of Life); Chanrith Ngin (University of Auckland); Simon Chadwick (EM Lyon); Gerald Gems (North Central College); Andy Fuller (University of Melbourne); Peter Vail (NUS); Ananda Devi Domingo-Almase (National Defence College of the Philippines); Marie Danielle V. Guillen (Ateneo de Manila University); Julius Cesar Trajano (Nanyang Technological University); Nicholas Farrelly  (ANU); Win Myo Thu (ECODEV/ALARM); Debby Sze Wan Chan (Hong Kong University); Richard Selwyn (independent); Jayant Menon (Asia Development Bank); Ashley South (Chiang Mai University); Maya Tudor (Oxford University); Mikael Gravers (Aarhus University); Mun Vong (Griffith University); Alexandra Kent (Gothenberg Research Institute); Nguyen Tranh Trung (Vietnam National University);Yogeswaran Subramaniam (lawyer); Alex Sutton (Oxford Brookes); James Chin (University of Tasmania); Mark Gallagher (University of Nottingham); Cynthia Scott; Patricia Blazey (Macquarie University); Michael D. Barr (Flinders University); Hongyi Lai (Nottingham); Timothy S Rich (Western Kentucky University); Katharine Adeney (University of Nottingham); Nikita Sud (University of Oxford); Shreyans Bhaskar (John Hopkins); Diego Maiorano (National University Singapore); Andrew Whitehead (University of Nottingham); N. Sukumar (University of Delhi); Sailaja Menon (Ambedkar University, Delhi); Ibtisam Ahmed (University of Nottingham); Sudhir Selvaraj (Kings College London); Sharik Laliwala (Independent Researcher); Andrew Wyatt (University of Bristol); John Elliot (Author); Lipika Kamra (O.P. Jindal University);William Gould (University of Leeds); Jan-Hinrik Meyer-Sahling (University of Nottingham); Taiabur Rahman (University of Dhaka); Kazi Maruful Islam (University of Dhaka); Kim Sass Mikkelsen (University of Roskilde); Christian Schuster (University College London); Parama Sinha Palit (S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies); S.Y. Quraishi (Former chief election commissioner of India); Vignesh Karthik KR (Kings College London); Jeyannathann Karunanithi (Political Analyst); Indrajit Roy (York University); Rahul Tripathi (University of Goa); Sunetra Choudhury (Journalist); Carole Spary (University of Nottingham); Ian Hall (Griffith Asia Institute); Rashmi Singh (University of Cambridge); Amit Prakash (Jawaharlal Nehru University); Francesca R. Jensenius (University of Oslo); Wilfried Swenden (University of Edinburgh); Hugo Gorringe (University of Edinburgh); Karthikeyan Damodaran (University of Edinburgh); Maidul Islam (University of Calcutta); Rekha Saxena (University of Delhi); Ajay Darshan Behera (Jamia Millia Islamia); Navnita Chadha Behera (University of Delhi); Ajay Verghese (University of California); Kunal Sen (University of Manchester); Subrata Mitra (Heidelberg); Swarna Rajagopalan (The Prajnya Trust); Shubhra Seth (University of Delhi); Nitasha Kaul (University of Westminster); Utsav Kumar Singh (Indian Council of Social Science Research); Mark Juergensmeyer (University of California, Santa Barbara); Amit R. Baishya (University of Oklahoma); Anna Parkinson (University of Lincoln); Ajay Gudavarthy (Jawaharlal Nehru University); Sohini Chatterjee (Independent researcher); Ashish Ranjan (Independent researcher); Amogh Dhar Sharma (University of Oxford); Chitralekha Zutshi (College of William); Smitana Saikia (FLAME University, Pune); Cynthia Mahmood (Central College of Pella, Iowa); Uditi Sen (University of Nottingham); Mohamad Junaid (Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts); Ather Zia (University of Northern Colorado); Faisal Devji (University of Oxford); Ikhtisad Ahmed (Human rights lawyer); Sten Widmalm  (Uppsala University); Chirayu Thakkar (University of Oxford); Sourajit Aiyer; Nasreen Chowdhory (University of Delhi); Shamna Thacham Poyil (University of Delhi); Sujata Dutta Hazarika (Global Initiative for Sustainable Development and Planning); Ashok Swain (Uppsala University); Nayan Jyoti (Birla Institute of Technology and Science); Itty Abraham (National University of Singapore); Prasenjit Biswas (North-Eastern Hill University); Michael Kugelman (Wilson Center); Satya P. Mohanty (Cornell); Samreen Mushtaq (Ashoka University); Rajesh Dev (University of Delhi); Seema Kazi; Talish Ray; Sangay Khandu; Raghav Sharma (O.P. Jindal Global University).

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