Francis Pike

China

How China won over the Middle East

Both China and Saudi Arabia cleave to the belief that internal affairs are nobody else’s business

By Francis Pike

China

Is Britain heading for war over Taiwan?

The Royal Navy is sending a battle fleet to Asia for the first time since the Korean War in 1950

By Francis Pike

International

Passage to India

Biden needs another Asian pivot

By Francis Pike

International

Relative wealth

Will Kazakhstan’s elite keep it in the family?

By Francis Pike

International

Coup de grâce: the downfall of Aung San Suu Kyi

Does the disapproval of the West matter to the Burmese army? Hardly

By Francis Pike

International

Duterte Harry

The president of the Philippines makes Donald Trump look like Betty Crocker

By Francis Pike

Russia

Cold war: Russia’s bid to control the Arctic

Europe may think of the Arctic as a polar bear sanctuary, but bigger players do not agree

By Francis Pike

China

Was 2008 the year China triumphed over the West?

Historians are likely to look back at the financial crash as the turning point in the balance of power

By Francis Pike

Middle East

Erdogan’s game: why Turkey has turned against the West

The Turkish president carefully plays Russia against Europe and the US to channel Turkey’s needs

By Francis Pike

The truth about Burma’s ‘imprisoned princess’

It’s as ignorant to demonize Aung San Suu Kyi as it was to idolize her

By Francis Pike

The depraved rule of Thailand’s Caligula king

Protesters are risking it all to take on the monarchy

By Francis Pike

Hirohito, the war criminal who got away

Seventy-five years on, Japan still can’t come to terms with its past

By Francis Pike

China

Sea change: China has its sights on the Bay of Bengal

Beijing’s struggle for supremacy with India won’t be about land

By Francis Pike

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