Trump May Be a Good Fit for Southeast Asia’s Strongmen
If they just buy a few more American products, the region’s leaders are likely to find a friend in the US president.
Kenya Election Fallout Makes Institutional Challenges Impossible to Ignore
Without political compromise, support for the judiciary and steps to tackle police abuses, Kenya faces a turbulent future.
Yemen’s Health Crisis: How The World’s Largest Cholera Outbreak Unfolded
Despite warnings, the country’s public health crisis has exceeded predictions. Rachel Thompson examines why.
Dr Gareth Price
Is India Getting Serious About Dialogue in Kashmir?
Complications abound, but it now appears that the Indian government may at least have a plan.
Dr Max du Plessis
Time to Resolve the Debate Over Immunity and the International Criminal Court
The dispute between the African Union and the ICC over Omar al-Bashir highlights the need for a conclusive determination on the legal issues.
Dr Nigel Gould-Davies
After Year of Mourning, Thailand’s Divisions Remain
The country faces a series of interlocking uncertainties: over the evolution of its distinctive form of systemic legitimacy, the monarchy’s relationship to the military and the prospects of democracy in a deeply divided society.
Dame Rosalind Marsden
US Must Keep a Close Watch on Sudan After Easing Sanctions
The next phase of Western engagement should focus on human rights, peace and democracy.
Kyrgyz Election Shows There Is Another Way Forward in Central Asia
Kyrgyzstan’s contested presidential election campaign mirrored the complexities of the country’s brittle democracy. The new president will need a deft touch for the challenges ahead.
Donbas Peacekeepers Proposal a Classic Putin Gambit
Is Moscow laying ‘the perfect trap’ for Ukraine?
Maritime Cyber Security: No Substitute for Testing
When no defence is completely effective against cyberattacks, it is vital to test responses to the inevitable incursions.
The Hard Truth Is Rohingya Refugees Are Not Going Home
The only likely outcome of the crisis is the near-permanent presence of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya along the Bangladesh border.
Dr Alex Vines OBE
Mozambique’s Stability Is Being Put to the Test
Recent displays of armed violence and fragile politics demand a steady hand. But is the president up to the task?
Saudi Visit to Moscow Underscores the Middle East’s Flexible Alliances
The region is not as starkly divided as it is sometimes portrayed.
Abbas Has Reasons to Be Wary of Gaza Offer
This is far from the first attempt at Palestinian reconciliation – and Hamas will want something in return for concessions.
End of Saudi Women Driving Ban Reflects Deep Changes in Society
The role of Saudi women is already much more diverse and heterogeneous than is commonly assumed, as a new generation grows up with different economic expectations.
Dr Champa Patel
Root Causes of Rohingya Crisis Must Not be Ignored
The focus on Aung San Suu Kyi masks the complete lack of an adequate response to the crisis in Myanmar, whether at the global or regional level.
Dr Lina Khatib
Cutting Off Civil Society Aid Will Strengthen – Not Weaken – the Armed Coalition in Idlib
Some countries are considering cutting off all support to civil society groups in Idlib to put pressure on Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS). But this will only play into HTS hands.
Five Things to Know About the Zapad-2017 Military Exercise
As Russian forces leave Belarus, what are the main lessons to draw from the Zapad-2017 drills?
Tighter Controls on Explosive Materials is Vital Factor in Response to Terrorism
Although recent terror attacks have been grave they may also tell another story, about the successful regulation and control of certain explosive materials.
Take Cybersecurity Away From Spies - For Everyone's Sake
Our online intelligence services need freedom from the state.