The International Journal of Asian and African Studies (2755-340X) is a double-blind peer-reviewed, open-access journal published by Al-Kindi Center for Research and Development. The journal welcomes articles, research notes, and book reviews that focus on the dynamics of global change and development of Asian and African nations, societies, cultures, and the global community. The journal also publishes clusters of papers representing new and vibrant discussions on specific themes and issues. IJAAS adheres to a double-blind reviewing policy in which the identity of both the reviewer and author are always concealed from both parties. Decisions on manuscripts will be taken as rapidly as possible.