Under President Moon Jae-in, South Korea has pursued closer ties with Southeast Asia and India through the New Southern Policy. How do Seoul’s priorities in the region converge with those of other actors?
The Taliban are back in power in Afghanistan. How will they deal with the other Islamic extremist groups that have mushroomed in the region since the Taliban were last in charge?
Pakistan’s military leaders may see the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan as a net win, but their cynical, realpolitik support for the Taliban is not risk-free.
As U.S.-China relations have soured, high-level contact between the two countries’ militaries has declined. Some form of resumed military-to-military interactions could help prevent a misunderstanding or miscalculation from spiralling into a full-blown conflict.
India has proposed a simpler set of rules for drones. These rules could offer a welcome opening for India’s economy.
Russia has long seen the Black Sea as essential for projecting power and influence in the Mediterranean and beyond. Yet protecting Russian interests in the region has come at a cost.
India has suffered a devastating new wave of infection from the coronavirus pandemic. As the country races to vaccinate its huge population, what challenges does it face?
Faster and more trackable than cash, newly minted, state-managed digital currencies are poised to revolutionize how the world buys, sells, and invests.
Dizzyingly enormous and varied in topography and culture, the Indian Ocean is critical to global trade, security, and geopolitics. As countries jostle for influence in its crowded waterways, how will the new power dynamics play out?
U.S. President Joe Biden seeks to end the six-year war in Yemen by dialing down military interventions and returning to diplomacy. Strange as it may seem, the Saudis’ current strategy is not that different.
A potential five-year extension of the treaty is welcome news, but there is still more work to be done on reducing nuclear risks, halting arms races with Russia and China, and keeping Americans safe.
As far-right extremists search for their next online home, the deluge of political misinformation might be waning. But will any potential drop in rhetoric and conspiracy theories be permanent?
Asia’s two largest nuclear powers have never threatened each other with nuclear weapons. How much will the recent deadly border clashes between China and India change the security landscape?
But Seoul’s positioning is not all bad. As South Korea and other Asian countries step gingerly with one eye on the superpowers’ rivalry, there are also opportunities to be found.
As cloud computing becomes more prevalent, its advantages and drawbacks have been forced into the limelight. What makes the cloud so secure and what are the risks that it is vulnerable to?
Two experts, one Chinese one American, weigh in on the TikTok and WeChat ban. This high-stakes contest reflects a wider technological decoupling that could splinter the internet
On July 12, skirmishes broke out on the border between Armenia and Azerbaijan. The fighting claimed at least sixteen lives in the most serious outbreak of hostilities in the South Caucasus since 2016. Although the fighting has subsided for now, the situation remains volatile and a war of words between the two countries continues—all of which further complicate prospects for a negotiated solution.
The coastal state of Kerala in south India has used a unique strategy to halt the coronavirus. By deploying police to support and inform people—for example, by arranging home delivery of essential goods to people in quarantine—it has flattened the curve.
The world is watching as China hardens its foreign policy stance. As some countries begin to push back, the United States should bring these countries together to address their shared concerns.
While the Trump administration is consumed with the coronavirus, China and North Korea are seizing the moment for strategic advantage.