Religion is proving an increasingly divisive factor in the politics of Asian nations.
The Silk Road’s historical importance has been vastly exaggerated. It was the sea that was the most important link between east and west.
What does “Southeast Asia” mean beyond a random chunk of geography?
Using the Islamic lens is the focus of Western analysis when it comes to assessing Indonesia’s political present and future. This limits proper understanding.
An uncertain nation, a happy-go-loose leader and a global beauty pageant.
The Philippines badly needs a constitutional requirement for a law against political dynasties.
Hong Kong is increasingly subject to the demands of the boss in Beijing.
Chinese journalists and diplomats increasingly act as enforcers of rampant displays of Chinese nationalism abroad.
India sees the Belt and Road Initiative as an attempt to clip India’s own wings and build a China-centric world order.