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.
Asian nations must worry that Myanmar’s moves against the Rohingyas won’t start untangling all colonial-era boundaries, however illogical in terms of ethnic or religious issues those may have been.
With its short-term focus on what currently occupies the American mind (North Korea), the U.S. is actually playing into China’s hands in Asia.
Beijing’s approach to Hong Kong is part of the surge in Chinese nationalism engendered by economic success.