Tag Archives: Asia

Southeast Asia: Sumatra and Java in their Prime

Chinese Buddhists traveled to Sumatra to improve their learning before proceeding to India and Sri Lanka.

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Asia Got Religion

Religion is proving an increasingly divisive factor in the politics of Asian nations.

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Southeast Asia: The Silk Road and the Roman Route

The Silk Road’s historical importance has been vastly exaggerated. It was the sea that was the most important link between east and west.

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A New Dawn for Japan’s Imperial Diplomacy?

How will Japan’s new emperor fare when it comes to promoting Japan’s image and interests overseas?

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Can Japan Be Great Again?

Shinzo Abe will have a hard time to make his vision of a Japan as the biggest Asian power a reality.

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Japan Enters a New Imperial Era

Japan enters an era of “beautiful harmony” as a new emperor ascends to the throne. But beneath the surface is a rising militarism.

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The Islam Factor in Indonesia’s Elections

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.

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Asia and the Overrated Gulf Countries

The Khashoggi crisis highlights why investment in Asia is more productive than in the Middle East.

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When China Rules the World

Chinese journalists and diplomats increasingly act as enforcers of rampant displays of Chinese nationalism abroad.

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Exceptional Malaysia

Malaysia achieved an impressive democratic victory. Just don’t expect its success to spread to the rest of Southeast Asia.

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