December 25, 2020
Hints of Chinese Naval Ambitions in the 2020s
By Rick Joe
All military forces have a desired force requirement and a desired “critical mass” to aspire toward. What does the 14th five-year plan tell us about China’s?
December 24, 2020
The Unheard Voices of Kashmir
By Kunwar Khuldune Shahid
While India and Pakistan argue and fight over the fate of Kashmir, is anyone listening to the Kashmiris?
December 23, 2020
Hydropower vs Heritage: Will Laos Lose Luang Prabang?
By Tom Fawthrop
Another Mekong dam project threatens to cost the former royal capital its UNESCO World Heritage status.
December 22, 2020
Fire From the Sky: The Afghan Taliban’s Drones
By Franz J. Marty
Despite ongoing peace negotiations, the Taliban continue their attacks, recently incorporating weaponized commercially available drones into their arsenal.
December 21, 2020
Chinese Attitudes Toward Immigrants: Emerging, Divided Views
By Tabitha Speelman
Chinese attitudes toward immigration are growing more diverse, with many remaining neutral or positive despite alarming headlines.?
December 19, 2020
Is Japan Immune From China’s Media Influence Operations?
By Maiko Ichihara
Efforts to boost pro-China narratives in Japan haven’t received much attention – but that doesn’t mean they don’t exist.
December 18, 2020
China’s Military Actions Against Taiwan in 2021: What to Expect
By Ying-Yu Lin
A look at the security environment facing Taiwan in the upcoming year.
December 17, 2020
China’s Digital Silk Road Initiative: A Boon for Developing Countries or a Danger to Freedom?
By Joshua Kurlantzick
Some observers worry that it will equip authoritarian governments with next-generation surveillance technologies.
December 16, 2020
How Latin America Can Make the Most of the US-China Competition
By Paola Zuleta
As a theater for great power confrontation, Latin American states can leverage influence and shape relations with both powers.
December 16, 2020
China’s Digital Silk Road Grows With 5G in the Middle East
By Sophie Zinser
Huawei and other Chinese firms continue to make rapid inroads among Gulf countries – despite the United States’ efforts.
December 14, 2020
US Passes Historic Anti-Corruption Legislation With Global Reach
By Ian J. Lynch
Filed as an amendment to the NDAA, the anti-money laundering act lays the foundation for action against corruption.
December 12, 2020
Tracing the Chinese Footprints in Kazakhstan’s Oil and Gas Industry
By Niva Yau
In Beijing’s pursuit of shifting its trade and energy dependencies from sea to land, Nur-Sultan is a necessary partner.