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Who decides who’s Muslim in modern Islamic states?

How do the parallel legal systems of common law and Sharia jurisprudence in Malaysia and Pakistan operate when it comes to matters of Muslim identity?

India and China jousting for control on the roof of the world

India and China have disputed their common border for over a century, and this year’s deadly military skirmishes are dashing hopes of a resolution.

At what cost Turkey’s foreign adventurism?

Turkey is increasingly intervening militarily in the territories of several of its Middle East neighbours.

Vietnamese seeking their fortunes underground in Russia

For Vietnamese seeking their fortunes abroad, it turns out Russia is a sought after destination.

Sculpting nations: the politics around statues in Asia

In Asia as elsewhere, whom statues commemorate and whom they overlook comes down to power and politics.