East Asia


  • Mohamed Fayez Farahat | 01 Jun 2020

    Renewal of Border Dispute between China and India: Why Now?

    In May 2020, China and India once again clashed at various points along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) that marks the unofficial border between the two countries, primarily in the Ladakh region (on May 5 and 6) and at Naku La in the Sikkim region (on May 10). Although minimal violence occurred, the significance of the clashes should not be overlooked, as the situation has the potential to escalate into a large-scale military conflict.

  • Ahmad Diyab | 27 Feb 2020

    Mahathir’s Resignation and the Extent of Malaysia’s Political Crisis

    In a surprising and perhaps dramatic move, Malaysia's Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad tendered his resignation to the country's King, Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri'ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah, on February 24. Over the past few days, analysts have scrambled to provide a reasonable explanation of the unfolding political crisis in the country and foresee its potential trajectories.

  • Mohamed Fayez Farahat | 26 Feb 2020

    Trump in India: Why Now?

    Despite the advanced level US-India relations have reached since the end of the Cold War, there is still debate over the timing and motives of President Donald Trump's recent visit to India (February 24-25). The underlining motives may include the U.S. presidential elections race, peace-making efforts in Afghanistan, the growing Chinese challenge and reining in an Indian rush toward Russia.

  • EPC | 14 Apr 2019

    Will India witness a change in the 2019 elections?

    India’s grand and most awaited elections will take place on April 11, 2019, and the world’s largest democracy is waiting to elect its new Prime Minister. With 900 million people waiting to exercise their right to vote, parties also gear up to pursue the voters in their favour.

  • EPC | 15 Jul 2018

    Elections in Pakistan: Parties and Potential Outcomes

    Pakistan’s general elections, scheduled for July 25, 2018, will be set against a backdrop of increasing polarization between the nation’s political parties and the institutions of the deep state – the army, security forces and judiciary – as well as individuals such as the deposed Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, who was arrested, along with his daughter, upon his return to Pakistan on July 13, 2018, having been charged with corruption and sentenced in absentia by a Pakistani court.