How Congress Rallied Against Oppression in Xinjiang

Since 2014, the Chinese government has forcibly detained more than 1 million Uyghurs, Kazakhs, Kyrgyz, and other Turkic Muslim minorities in concentration camps in Xinjiang. These camps—and the larger region, which is now a suffocating police state built around advanced surveillance technology—are home to unspeakable horrors, according to survivors. The […]

Japan Is Getting Real on Security After Ukraine

“Japan will work together with other nations and take actions with resolute determination so that we would not be sending out the wrong message to the international community; so that using force to unilaterally change the status quo shall never be repeated,” Kishida said in a London speech in May […]

Will the Kaliningrad Crisis Lead to War?

But while I’m happy to hear you’re back from Europe, I feel like I shouldn’t have to remind you that nuclear wars are liable to be global. Things are definitely looking escalatory again in Europe. Care to fill us in? Emma Ashford: Not too bad. Just settling into a Washington […]

India Plays BRICS to Its Interests

If you would like to receive South Asia Brief in your inbox every Thursday, please sign up here . The highlights this week: India strikes a careful balance at the annual BRICS summit , a deadly earthquake compounds Afghanistan’s suffering, and protests erupt in India over a new military jobs […]

The European Union Is Turning on China

Brussels is irate at Beijing’s refusal to condemn Russian aggression in Ukraine. In the early days of the war, EU officials hoped that China would try to broker a peace deal, but a frosty virtual summit between EU leaders and Chinese President Xi Jinping on April 1 dashed these expectations. […]

The Real Stakes of Taiwan

Although it has not dominated the headlines in the United States, there has been no shortage of developments around Taiwan in the weeks since then. China, for example, unilaterally declared that it will no longer treat the 100-mile-wide strait separating its mainland from Taiwan as international waters freely open to […]