Chinese concerns are valid. AUKUS seeks to better deter, and if need be, defend against revisionist powers in this region. If that describes Chinese behavior, then it is a target.
Dealing with North Korea is complicated, and Pyongyang’s decision to close its borders to prevent COVID-19 infection has made intelligence collection even more difficult.
Vietnam knows that the unpredictable giant China will always be there while the U.S. and its allies presence in the region is fickle and fleeting.
High-stakes graft has exploded in China as politically connected capitalists ply politicians with lavish bribes in exchange for lucrative privileges.
European military forces have an expanding presence in Asia, a recognition of the ever-larger role the Indo-Pacific has assumed in their governments’ strategic calculations.
Was the war worth it? The speed with which the Afghan government collapsed certainly suggests that the project to build a durable government failed.
The return of the old political guard without the public being given an opportunity to weigh in has angered many Malaysians.
As the Taliban offer assurances about the militant group's readiness to govern humanely, their record encourages deep concern.
There were amazing performances and Olympic records aplenty. Just as important, there were no crises and no COVID-19 outbreaks at the Games.
ASEAN must be reminded that its credibility depends on how it deals with Myanmar's coup. Otherwise it could be seen as an enabler of authoritarianism.
Beijing is dismayed that the Biden administration has not softened Donald Trump’s hard-line China policies and continues to hold it accountable for its misdeeds.
While the COVID-19 has crushed Japan's Olympic ambitions, the Tokyo Games can still be used to celebrate the extraordinary accomplishments of the competitors.
Beijing believes that there should be no checks on the pursuit of its national interests and that in Asia, at least, its preferences should take precedence over all other considerations.
Despite many different perspectives among many nations, one thing most of countries agree on is that the dire situation in Afghanistan is the fault of the U.S.
In order to create an asset management system that meets global standards, Japan must drastically change its employment practices.
Aside from the possibility that individual members of the military might refuse orders they deem unlawful, there are no constraints on a U.S. president’s ability to initiate a nuclear war.
To address a sense among the public that economic unfairness is a growing problem, Xi Jinping announced his "common prosperity" policy aimed at correcting the country’s income disparity.
Dictators maintain their positions by controlling as many aspects of life in the country as they can, including defining exactly how people should behave.
Even if India achieves its Paris accord targets and adopts measures to help keep global warming to 1.5 C, its carbon emissions in 2030 could still be about 90% higher than in 2015.
CEO Jack Dorsey vowed that Twitter was on a new course, headed for rapid-fire innovation and game-changing product rollouts. Still, nothing much has changed.
An important political factor at play here is that every single LDP candidate has to voice support for constitutional amendment if they hope to win the party presidential race.