A Conspicuous Innovation in Chinese Jurisprudence: The Advisory Interpretation
Politics,Hotspots,China
By Richard Cullen - 28 May 2019

A Conspicuous Innovation in Chinese Jurisprudence: The Advisory Interpretation

In late 2017, the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress issued an Advisory Interpretation for the very first time. It arose from the intense debate about establishing joint Hong Kong and Mainland immigration facilities at the new Hong Kong High Speed Rail station.
Indonesian Election: Jokowi Victory, but Risk of Civil Unrest Looms
Politics,Southeast Asia

By Ross Darrell Feingold - 27 May 2019

Indonesian Election: Jokowi Victory, but Risk of Civil Unrest Looms

Can Huawei Survive the Storm?
Politics,Economy,China

By Henry Hing Lee Chan - 25 May 2019

Can Huawei Survive the Storm?

The Belt and Road Diplomacy: China’s Geo-intellect on the Rise?
Politics,Economy,China

The Belt and Road Diplomacy: China’s Geo-intellect on the Rise?

With the launch of the Belt and Road Initiative, China’s international profile in education and research is going up. This phenomenon can be termed geo-intellect, a subset of China’s global power project.
By Romi Jain - 24 May 2019 | 0 comments Read more...
Japan-Canada Ties and Abe’s Recent Visit
Politics,Economy,East Asia

Japan-Canada Ties and Abe’s Recent Visit

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visited Canada in April 2019. His meeting with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was important from a strategic and economic dimension.
The US Space Force: Not Quite Ready for Liftoff
Politics,Society

The US Space Force: Not Quite Ready for Liftoff

China is developing weapons that could take out US space systems in a conflict. In response to this threat, the Trump Administration has proposed a US Space Force to protect US interests in space. The USSF received a mixed reception and faces a long road to its creation.
Western Pressure and Cambodian Politics
Politics,Southeast Asia

Western Pressure and Cambodian Politics

In response to the dissolution of the main opposition and the perceived deterioration of human rights and democracy in Cambodia, the United States and European Union have taken measures in an attempt to reverse Cambodia’s democratic backsliding.
Why Asian Countries Turn to BRI For Infrastructure Investment
Politics,Economy,China

Why Asian Countries Turn to BRI For Infrastructure Investment

At the second Belt and Road Forum, Chinese President Xi Jinping attempted to allay growing complaints that the BRI was a predatory debt trap and said that China would promote high financial and environmental standards to steer its projects.
Is the Taiwan Strait in International Waters?
Politics,China,East Asia

Is the Taiwan Strait in International Waters?

Taiwan’s leader Tsai Ing-wen said the Taiwan Strait is in international waters. The international regimes (IR) theory is used by the author to analyze the statement.
Taiwan’s 2020 Elections: Will Han or Guo Win the KMT Nomination?
Politics,East Asia

Taiwan’s 2020 Elections: Will Han or Guo Win the KMT Nomination?

In the Kuomintang, the most popular candidate Han Kuo-yu, the newly-elected Mayor of Kaohsiung, and the richest man in Taiwan and chairman of Foxconn, Terry Guo are set to fight for the party’s nomination for the 2020 presidential election.
By Xiaolin Duan - 15 May 2019 | 0 comments Read more...
Jacinda Ardern: Promoting Positive Politics in a Cynical World
Politics,Society

Jacinda Ardern: Promoting Positive Politics in a Cynical World

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s 2017 campaign strategy of “relentless positivity” was criticized as “naive at best, if not deluded.” All these misgivings were laid to rest when Ardern had to confront the Christchurch mosque shootings in March 2019.
Islamic State: From Territorial to Spiritual Caliphate
Politics,Security,South Asia

Islamic State: From Territorial to Spiritual Caliphate

Following recent battlefield losses, IS has compressed its various wilayats (provinces) in Iraq and Syria into two and moved away from the proto-state model of the Caliphate. In other words, IS has pivoted from a territorial to a spiritual Caliphate.
By Abdul Basit - 13 May 2019 | 0 comments Read more...
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