Asia-Pacific


The Wild West of the Far East: Uyghurs in Xinjiang

In Xinjiang, attacks on religious expression have long been seen as one dimension of a larger government campaign to repress Uyghur ethnic identity.


Urban Visions: The Rising Cities of a New China

As China’s economy and population continue to grow, new housing patterns have emerged to address its urban housing needs.


How Trump’s “America-First” Policy Strengthens China’s Global Standing

As China transforms into an increasingly service-based, first-world economy, a less involved United States will only accelerate China’s process of geopolitical and economic expansion.


Prodding Pyongyang: China’s Coal Ban and Future North Korean Policy

China’s ban on North Korean coal marks a major shift in its strategy for dealing with the country, but not necessarily a change in its core interests.


Understanding Aung San Suu Kyi’s Silence on the Rohingya

While Rohingya Muslims are oppressed in Myanmar, State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi has stayed silent.


The Fall of Liberalism?

Le Pen. Duterte. Brexit. Trump. It might be appropriate to dub 2016, the “year of populism,” as hundreds of millions of voters around the world have forcefully rejected the political institutions and policies that have been the backbone of 20th century liberalism and democracy. While the motivations and psychology of this global electorate will takes […]