Technology is the Currency of Power in Trump’s Trade War
Politics,Economy,China
By Anita Inder Singh - 25 Jun 2019

Technology is the Currency of Power in Trump’s Trade War

The punitive American tariffs aim more at checking Beijing’s technological ambitions and less at reducing the US trade deficit. Washington’s long-term fear is that China seeks to dislodge the US from its global primacy.
India’s Iran Dilemma
Politics,Economy,South Asia

By Aditi Bhaduri - 24 Jun 2019

India’s Iran Dilemma

A New Social Movement Against Hong Kong’s Extradition Bill
Politics,Hotspots,East Asia

By Hak Yin Li - 21 Jun 2019

A New Social Movement Against Hong Kong’s Extradition Bill

Implications of Islamic State’s Expansion in South Asia
Politics,Security,South Asia

Implications of Islamic State’s Expansion in South Asia

Following territorial losses in Syria, the Islamic State declared Wilayahs in India and Pakistan on May 10 and 15, 2019, respectively. In a recent statement, IS also threatened a fresh wave of attacks in India and Bangladesh.
By Abdul Basit - 19 Jun 2019 | 0 comments Read more...
Russia’s 5G Deal and the Tech Chess Game
Politics,Economy,China

Russia’s 5G Deal and the Tech Chess Game

Russia is moving ahead with the Chinese Huawei 5G system co-development. Some consider the partnership between Russia and China in 5G systems to be a form of informal techno alliance. Some call it the new techno “iron curtain” or even an electronic “Cold War”.
By Tai Wei Lim - 18 Jun 2019 | 0 comments Read more...
The 21st Century Will Begin in 2020 and in China
Politics,Economy,China

The 21st Century Will Begin in 2020 and in China

The 21st century will arrive only with the arrival of 5G standard in mobile communications which, though already working as a pilot project in various countries, will only be rolled out on a large scale in the year 2020.
US-China Trade War: A Decline of American Soft Power?
Politics,Economy,China

US-China Trade War: A Decline of American Soft Power?

Since July 6, 2018, China and the United States have been engaged in a trade war. No matter who wins the trade battle at the end, the US is in danger of becoming a big power with a damaged prestige sustaining a shaky liberal world order.
By Yu Fu - 14 Jun 2019 | 0 comments Read more...
Trump versus the Democrats on China
Politics,Economy,China

Trump versus the Democrats on China

Almost daily the US mainstream media report that the Democratic Party opposes everything President Donald Trump does or wants to do. Everything that is except Trump’s tough stance on trade with China! They agree with it. They even applaud it.
India-Pakistan Relations after Modi’s Re-election
Politics,South Asia

India-Pakistan Relations after Modi’s Re-election

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s emphatic election victory was not only a reaffirmation of his Hindu nationalist agenda but also an endorsement of his muscular foreign policy. India’s relationship with Pakistan was one of the defining issues of Modi’s campaign.
By Abdul Basit - 11 Jun 2019 | 0 comments Read more...
China’s Port Diplomacy Has Not Been Plain Sailing
Politics,Economy,China

China’s Port Diplomacy Has Not Been Plain Sailing

China is keen to gain access to ports worldwide, as most of its exports are delivered by sea. By building port terminals and logistics centers, China can simultaneously increase its control over the supply line of its exports and use several international seaways for trade.
The Shangri-La Dialogue: The Confrontation That Never Was
Politics,Security

The Shangri-La Dialogue: The Confrontation That Never Was

This year’s Shangri-La Dialogue was anticipated to display a region-shaking US-China clash or compromise. Indeed, several analysts predicted “fireworks”. But what actually transpired was “not a bang but an anti-climactic whimper”.
The Shangri-La Dialogue: Great Expectations and the Positives
Politics,Security

The Shangri-La Dialogue: Great Expectations and the Positives

There were great expectations for the annual Track 1.5 Shangri-La Dialogue that was held in June 2019 in Singapore. Many considered it to be a cautiously successful event all round. There were many reasons to support this view.
By Tai Wei Lim - 07 Jun 2019 | 0 comments Read more...
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