August 2, 2017 4 Comments
China and India both want to assert their dominance in Bhutan. And the dispute could end in bloodshed.
July 24, 2017 2 Comments
The surprise outcome of the elections was the rise of Khunto, which looks to have taken five seats.
July 21, 2017 3 Comments
To suggest that East Timor's democracy is "consolidated" or somehow a permanent feature of the political landscape might reflect a blinkered understanding of what it takes to retain a viable democracy.
July 14, 2017 3 Comments
Yes, Joko Widodo's decree against hardline Islamic groups is about stamping out terror-linked organisations. But it's also about saving his own political arse.
July 12, 2017 7 Comments
Though that's a long way off.
July 10, 2017 1 Comment
Can Hun Sen finally be ousted from Cambodia?
July 5, 2017 12 Comments
The concern now is that North Korea is using its missile and nuclear development program to pressure its neighbors into favorable strategic and economic concessions.
July 3, 2017 10 Comments
Should we worry about Syria? Islamic State? Qatar? Saudi Arabia? Yes, but that does not mean total war is imminent.
June 21, 2017 3 Comments
Islamic State will almost certainly lose control of Raqqa. But that will not make the Middle East any less complicated.
May 29, 2017 4 Comments
Once a military has been involved in domestic politics, they have a demonstrated tendency to repeat such involvement. And that often ends badly.