A look back at the wave of hunger strikes among detained asylum seekers in Japan last year.
Why has it become impossible to reform Punjab’s police under the PTI government?
The United States and India are in touch about the ongoing standoff in eastern Ladakh.
Japan’s Self Defense Force has received instruction on steps to take should a UFO be identified.
Time for Japan’s political leaders to do their job.
The Trump administration’s strategy for the Indo-Pacific could end up working in unpredictable ways for the U.S.
As the COVID-19 pandemic recedes, Vietnam needs to take concerted action to shore up the foundations of its economy.
The arrival of coronavirus cases from Myanmar highlights the difficulty of securing the long, winding border between the two countries.
Dialogue with North Korea can deepen mutual understanding – or mutual mistrust.
China views the U.S. attempt to enshrine new principles for outer space with some skepticism.
How far can the administration push without completely upending the foundations of the U.S.-China relationship? We might be about to find out.
A coincidence? When IRPT leader Kabiri spoke this week in an online event his message was cut off from Tajikistan by “technical glitches.”
A more uncertain and competitive political climate could lead to urgently needed quota legislation for female politicians.
The India-France-Australia trilateral is only the latest of the many minilaterals that are taking shape in the Indo-Pacific region.
Admiral highlights new missiles capable of hitting the U.S. and expects Chinese arsenal to double.
Treasury’s listing of the Chinese-owned Union Development Group has reignited rumors that Beijing is eyeing a military presence on Cambodia’s coast.
Recent anti-Shia demonstrations in Karachi raise uncomfortable questions about the possible involvement of the Pakistani establishment.
But for those opposing the death penalty in Singapore, the decision marks just one tiny step toward abolition.
The latest move by a PTI member once again suggests that the Khan government is doing the powerful army’s bidding in Pakistan.
Admissions of guilt for atrocities are usually the prelude to closed-door trials lacking any real degree transparency and accountability.
Nearly three decades on from the closure of the Subic Bay naval base, the Philippines’ relationship with the United States remains complicated.
Divers believe they’d found the wreckage of the the USS Grenadier in the Strait of Malacca.
Mongolians are pushing their government to speak out about the treatment of ethnic Mongolians in China.
It is no longer politically wise to characterize China as a partner or friend.
Diplomatic correspondence has always been difficult to read. Here, a translation of what one of Kim’s letters might look like in regular parlance.
China has loosened its restrictions on reporting about the border standoff, while still practicing heavy-handed opinion shaping tactics.
Tashkent needs clear goals for a Human Rights Council term.
American export-control laws and India’s tight defense budget have together implied more modest future goals for the DTTI.
A recent case in India suggests complications in measuring a country’s cyber power through open-source intelligence.
Hypersonic weapons pose immense strategic and tactical dilemmas, but questions remain about their combat effectiveness and reliability.
Its recent poor performance is a less pressing concern than Indonesia’s capacity to regulate complex financial markets effectively.
Correspondence reveals the Cambodian government’s threadbare investigation into the apparent abduction.
The U.S.-China battle of the narratives over Xinjiang continues to heat up.
Abe’s successor will represent continuity, but faces a challenging set of internal issues.
Declan Walsh talks about his latest book, Pakistan, regional politics, media freedom, and more.
An interview with Wong Tsz Yuen, senior reporter at Phoenix TV, on the past, present, and future of Hong Kong through the lens of “identity politics.”
What concerns the Kazakh government isn’t “fake news” but its own fear that incompetence, pointed out, will undermine the current power structures.
Chinese investment schemes in Cambodia “deepen corruption [and] undermine rule of law,” the U.S. Treasury says.
Washington’s peace envoy Zalmay Khalilzad and a U.S. delegation visiting Pakistan praised its assistance.
Kazakhstan’s anti-monopoly agency fines the Atyrau refinery; Uzbekistan’s Fergana refinery becomes loot for investors.
COVID-19, China, and South Korea top the agenda for new LDP President Suga Yoshihide.
One Afghan explains why he’s concerned about the return of the Taliban to the official political arena in Afghanistan.
The region’s authoritarian turn has made life difficult for lawmakers opposing entrenched political interests.
Rajnath Singh’s statement before the Indian Parliament stood out for its blunt tone.
Bangladesh needs to empower and enable the relevant agencies to proactively respond to terrorism financing in all forms.
After earlier signs of leniency, the Vietnamese authorities used the Dong Tam trial to send a strong message.
By bringing the military in as a stakeholder as well as advocating a smart lockdown, Khan’s COVID-19 response has consolidated his hold on power.
New Delhi’s growing willingness to work with external actors in the Indian Ocean could also create inadvertent complications.
A lowered voting age, and rising discontent with the country’s rusted-on political elite, are stimulating youth involvement in politics.
A small, aging town grapples with the financial lure of storing radioactive waste underground.