- Daily Brief
- December 8, 2021
China is trying to undo its world’s largest polluter status, but there are obstacles to meeting this goal.
The United States is leaving Afghanistan just as Taliban insurgents make significant land grabs.
China’s rapid ascent as a player in the competition for space will likely rebalance the current US-led space order.
The prime minister’s advice to implement restrictions may have cut off his own political oxygen supply.
Clashing incentives risk splintering the Taliban as its leadership seeks an end to decades of conflict.
New legislation may curtail corporate data collection, but state-led collection will likely persist.
The decision likely draws on Mitsubishi’s reliability, economic concerns and China’s military expansion.
Localised violence is spiking in Indonesia’s easternmost provinces amid fresh calls for independence.
Dhaka is exploiting its strategic position to benefit from both Chinese and Indian largesse.
Amid domestic and regional tensions, the choice between Washington and Beijing is becoming starker for Manila.
The Sultanate’s tenure may undermine ASEAN’s momentum on a code of conduct for the South China Sea.
China’s latest fighter jet shows promise as a multirole aircraft but remains reliant on Russian know how.