The Silk Road’s historical importance has been vastly exaggerated. It was the sea that was the most important link between east and west.
How will Japan’s new emperor fare when it comes to promoting Japan’s image and interests overseas?
Shinzo Abe will have a hard time to make his vision of a Japan as the biggest Asian power a reality.
Japan enters an era of “beautiful harmony” as a new emperor ascends to the throne. But beneath the surface is a rising militarism.
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.
The Khashoggi crisis highlights why investment in Asia is more productive than in the Middle East.
Chinese journalists and diplomats increasingly act as enforcers of rampant displays of Chinese nationalism abroad.
Malaysia achieved an impressive democratic victory. Just don’t expect its success to spread to the rest of Southeast Asia.
The United States’ greatest failing is the inability to fashion a strategic conception that accommodates the rise of China as a superpower.
The “Chindia reset” may gradually have a transformative effect on China—leaving the founding vision of America for a “Pacific” Asia behind.