South East Asia

A Thaw in East Asia

Pallavi Aiyar

Are Japan and South Korea ready for a rapprochement?

New Grain Theory

Fresh evidence shows how India pipped China to rice cultivation about nine millennia ago

Advantage India

It’s now Delhi’s moment to move past a fading US and a belligerent China for a leading global role

Ma Ganga by Another Name

The Mekong region and our Gangetic civilisation share an ancient past that enriched both

Impressions of the Indian strategic debate

Is India aiming to evolve from being a balancing power to being a leading power?

The Asianist

Writing about South East Asia, Tash Aw explores the confusion of new personal and political freedoms, privileging emotional authenticity over exotic detail


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