Open Briefing: Our analysis of the domestic drivers of and constraints on the various parties in the recurring Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands confrontation reveals they do not lock in armed conflict but, instead, support considerable diplomatic flexibility.
Open Briefing: The political system works against minorities in Pakistan, dovetailing wealth, power and sectarianism. While Pakistan's Hindus feel the effects keenly, their elites have adjusted to the political apparatus rather than challenging it.
This Open Briefing dossier explores the roots of the slow burning Malay Muslim insurgency in Thailand's deep south and the complicated challenge it poses the country's Prime Minister, Yingluck Shinawatra.
In this article from Open Briefing, Maitreya Buddha Samantaray argues that local governments should be able to effectively deal with the insurgency in the southern Philippines despite the recent intensification in activities by the New People's Army.
The April/May 2012 standoff between China and the Philippines over the Scarborough Shoal went beyond the normal, periodic disputes that are part and parcel of the South China Sea ...