The Afghan Endgame in the Eyes of the US
Politics,South Asia
By Pervaiz Ali Mahesar - 18 Mar 2019

The Afghan Endgame in the Eyes of the US

Afghanistan enters into its 18th year of conflict since America responded to the September 11 attacks in 2001. The US is planning to exit from Afghanistan by 2024.
Xenophobia in Cambodia: Is It an Issue?
Politics,Society,Southeast Asia

By Kimkong Heng and Veasna Var - 14 Mar 2019

Xenophobia in Cambodia: Is It an Issue?

The Sino-Indo-US Great Game in the Indian Ocean
Politics,China,South Asia

By Anita Inder Singh - 11 Mar 2019

The Sino-Indo-US Great Game in the Indian Ocean

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...
First India-Central Asia Dialogue: Resetting Ties
Politics,Central Asia,South Asia

First India-Central Asia Dialogue: Resetting Ties

On January 12-13, 2019, India and the five Central Asian countries, Kazakhstan Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan, held their first ever ministerial dialogue in the beautiful and historic Uzbek city of Samarkand.
US, Russia and China in the Arctic: Seeking Cooperation despite Increasing Competition
Politics,Economy,China

US, Russia and China in the Arctic: Seeking Cooperation despite Increasing Competition

Some call it a new cold war which sees Russia, China and the US all vying for influence and control in the Arctic. The recent policy shift of the US is also driven by its concern on this increasing influence of Russia and China and the cooperation between the two.
By Nong Hong - 05 Mar 2019 | 3 comments Read more...
Paradigm Change in Nepal-India Relations
Politics,South Asia

Paradigm Change in Nepal-India Relations

On January 24, 2019, Nepal’s Department of Labor and Occupational Safety issued a directive, asking employers to provide the total number of Indian nationals working in their companies and ensure that the workers have a valid legal work permit to work in Nepal.
By Rishi Gupta - 04 Mar 2019 | 0 comments Read more...
To Lose or Not to Lose: Cambodia’s Dilemma over its EBA Status
Politics,Economy,Southeast Asia

To Lose or Not to Lose: Cambodia’s Dilemma over its EBA Status

After the EU threatened to remove its preferential trade deal in response to Phnom Penh’s perceived lack of commitment to improve its democracy and human rights situation, the country now faces a dilemma.
Necessity or Choice: Understanding Pakistan’s Middle East Entanglement
Politics,South Asia

Necessity or Choice: Understanding Pakistan’s Middle East Entanglement

Pakistan’s Middle East entanglement has been driven by its three-pronged necessities rather than choices. What are those three key ingredients from which Pakistan cannot simply disentangle itself?
The Space Race: End of Space Rivalry
Politics,Society

The Space Race: End of Space Rivalry

During the Cold War, the US and the USSR competed to become the foremost power in the field of outer space. In 1975, for the first time, the two countries sent a combined Apollo-Soyuz mission, marking the end of the Space Race between the two superpowers.
By Martand Jha - 20 Feb 2019 | 0 comments Read more...
Rohingya Crisis Casts Shadow on Myanmar Investment Showcase
Politics,Economy,Southeast Asia

Rohingya Crisis Casts Shadow on Myanmar Investment Showcase

While speaking at the opening of the Invest Myanmar Summit in January 2019, State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi left no stone unturned in projecting Myanmar as an ideal investment destination.
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...
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