Who Will Win the 2020 Taiwan Presidential Election?
Politics,East Asia
By Xiaolin Duan - 03 Apr 2019

Who Will Win the 2020 Taiwan Presidential Election?

Taiwan will have its presidential election in early 2020. Several politicians in the two leading parties have started their election campaign, while the KMT Mayor of Kaohsiung, Han Kuo-yu and non-partisan Mayor of Taipei, Ko Wen-je are also expected to run for the seat.
Are “Black Market Cellphones” Helping China Leverage North Korea?
Security,Hotspots,East Asia

By Corey Lee Bell - 02 Apr 2019

Are “Black Market Cellphones” Helping China Leverage North Korea?

The 2018 US Human Rights Reports and North Korea
Security,Hotspots,East Asia

By Rachael M. Rudolph - 25 Mar 2019

The 2018 US Human Rights Reports and North Korea

Korean Peninsula Peace: What Is the Roadmap Ahead?
Security,Hotspots,East Asia

Korean Peninsula Peace: What Is the Roadmap Ahead?

Many had expected some form of peace deal to be inked at the end of the second Trump-Kim summit, but were disappointed when both leaders left without having lunch, sparking off worries that the breakdown was less than amicable.
By Tai Wei Lim - 19 Mar 2019 | 0 comments Read more...
Sino-Japanese Rapprochement: Where Is It Heading in 2019?
Politics,China,East Asia

Sino-Japanese Rapprochement: Where Is It Heading in 2019?

Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe made deliberate attempts to reach out to China at the November 2014’s APEC Summit in Beijing. This was known as the ice-thawing mission from the Abe administration to the Xi administration.
By Tai Wei Lim - 07 Mar 2019 | 0 comments Read more...
The 2nd Trump-Kim Summit: Incremental Progress towards Needed Diplomacy
Security,Hotspots,East Asia

The 2nd Trump-Kim Summit: Incremental Progress towards Needed Diplomacy

The second Trump-Kim summit is likely the last window of opportunity for real progress in the North Korea denuclearization drama and also in establishing the basis for an incremental normalization of relations between Washington and Pyongyang.
The 2nd Trump-Kim Summit: Regional Responses, Prospects and Challenges
Security,Hotspots,East Asia

The 2nd Trump-Kim Summit: Regional Responses, Prospects and Challenges

Given the first Trump-Kim summit’s lack of details on the denuclearization process, special attention should be given to the possible compromise between two sides such as the reciprocal responses from the US if North Korea is willing to close its nuclear facilities.
The 2nd Trump-Kim Summit: Vietnam’s Place in the Sun
Security,Hotspots,East Asia

The 2nd Trump-Kim Summit: Vietnam’s Place in the Sun

The announcement of Vietnam’s capital city Hanoi as the site of the second Trump-Kim summit has truly marked the Southeast Asian nation’s coming of age. It shows that Vietnam has truly come into prominence on the global stage.
By Tai Wei Lim - 21 Feb 2019 | 0 comments Read more...
Regional Cooperation over the Sanchi Incident: Review and Reflection
Environment,East Asia

Regional Cooperation over the Sanchi Incident: Review and Reflection

The Sanchi incident in January 2018 caused the first and largest ship-source condensate release in maritime history, and could potentially impose grave challenges to regional ocean environment.
By Xinyue Zhang - 18 Feb 2019 | 0 comments Read more...
Can Tokyo and Seoul Afford to Drift Apart?
Politics,East Asia

Can Tokyo and Seoul Afford to Drift Apart?

The international media has been playing up difficulties between Tokyo and Seoul over a number of issues. Seoul is canceling the foundation set up by both countries in 2016 that promotes reconciliation and healing over the comfort women issue.
By Tai Wei Lim - 12 Feb 2019 | 0 comments Read more...
Taiwan’s Economy Amidst the China-US Trade War
Economy,East Asia

Taiwan’s Economy Amidst the China-US Trade War

Taiwan’s economy strongly relies on exporting intermediate goods to China for final assembly. In the milieu of the escalating China-US trade war, if the US extends its tariff retaliation to ICT products, this could weigh down Taiwan’s export performance.
Is Kim Jong-un Seeking “Alternative Path” Ahead of 2nd Trump-Kim Summit?
Security,Hotspots,East Asia

Is Kim Jong-un Seeking “Alternative Path” Ahead of 2nd Trump-Kim Summit?

Ahead of the second Trump-Kim summit, North Korea leader Kim Jong-un made a visit to Beijing between January 8-9, 2019. The North Koreans may be using this visit to pursue what Kim calls an “alternative path” in his New Year speech.
By Tai Wei Lim - 28 Jan 2019 | 0 comments Read more...
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