Jakarta Comes of Age

Pallavi Aiyar

Indonesia is learning to pull its geopolitical weight in the Indo-Pacific

Vladimir Putin: Super Tsar

His fifth term may hold more surprises for fans at home than for foes abroad

China’s Man in Malé

Mohamed Muizzu is helping Beijing expand its presence in the Indian Ocean

A Kung Fu Panda Pact

Maldives’ Chinese tilt and the Bazball syndrome in cricket

Rightwing Views

If my views were mildly pro-Israel before the latest bout of conflict, it has become stridently anti-Hamas since that raid across the Gaza Strip and the taking of hostages

The Global Swing State

India can play the bridge-builder in a divided world

Beyond Biden XO

The East-West divide in gerontocracy

Can Anyone Stop Him?

Donald Trump is the favourite to win America’s looming presidential election

The Arc of War

As the Middle East conflict spreads from Gaza to the Red Sea, there is hope yet for an optimistic outcome that can stabilise the region by bringing states closer together and countering the polarisation of recent years

A World Without Order

A profound geopolitical reconfiguration, especially as the erosion in America’s leadership role accelerates, is in the making


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