Demise of Liu Xiaobo: a case of lose-lose for China
China’s treatment of its Nobel Peace Prize laureate, writer, literary critic, and human rights activist Liu Xiaobo, raises difficult and penetrating questions, writes Kerry Brown
India’s ban on cow slaughter: appeasing the BJP Hindu base but scoring an economic own goal?
While India’s ban on selling cattle for slaughter has triggered violent vigilantism, Peter Mayer and Mandar Oak consider its impact on the country’s economy It
Safety of cows, sacrifice of minorities: cow vigilantism in India
In a new regime that protects the welfare of cattle, the Indian government overlooks the safety and livelihood of its minorities, argues Pawan Singh Restrictions
Countering violent extremism in Pakistan
In the wake of a major terrorist attack on a Sufi shrine in Pakistan earlier this year, Zahid Shahab Ahmed discusses the way ahead for
Martial law in the southern Philippines: understanding the fine print
Understanding the introduction of martial law on the island of Mindanao in the Philippines is a matter of understanding the fine print. Michael Henry Ll.
Shouting at Japan won’t stop Antarctic whaling
Protests against Japanese whaling in the Antarctic Ocean are counterproductive and strengthen Japan’s resolve to continue its operations, argues Ishii Atsushi On 31 March 2017
China’s Confucius Institute: working to plan?
Confucius Institutes make a valuable contribution to Chinese language teaching and learning abroad, but Jeffrey Gil questions their impact on China’s international profile China sees
No obituary yet: Thai democracy and the 1932 revolution
A modest plaque has disappeared from the pavement at the Royal Plaza in Thailand. Arjun Subrahmanyan considers the wider significance of its removal The recent
Improbable recruit became pioneer and leader in his field
Emeritus Professor Nicholas Tarling 1931–2017 Anthony Reid remembers Nicholas Tarling, a man of many parts—but above all, the most prolific Southeast Asian historian of this
A peaceful New Year’s gift on the Cambodia–Thailand border
A small gesture holds a glimmer of hope for a more lasting peace on a troubled border, reports Marnie Feneley On a recent field trip