Prospects for Taiwan’s New Southeast Asia Policy
Politics,East Asia
By John F. Copper - 05 Jul 2016

Prospects for Taiwan’s New Southeast Asia Policy

Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen planned to seek closer economic relations with the countries of Southeast Asia, so as to reduce Taiwan’s dependence on trade and other commercial relations with China. However, questions soon arose concerning how promising Tsai’s plan might be.
Developments in Hong Kong: Zhang Dejiang’s Visit and Lam Wing-kee’s Revelation
Politics,China,East Asia

By Tai Wei Lim - 04 Jul 2016

Developments in Hong Kong: Zhang Dejiang’s Visit and Lam Wing-kee’s Revelation

Brexit Vote: The Predicaments of Western Democracy
Politics,Hotspots

By Wen Xin Lim - 25 Jun 2016

Brexit Vote: The Predicaments of Western Democracy

Brexit and Asia: Rationality versus Emotion
Politics,Economy,Hotspots

Brexit and Asia: Rationality versus Emotion

The June 23 Brexit referendum saw the UK vote to leave the European Union. The exit decision shocked the world with implications not only in the political and economic arenas of the UK and EU, but which also has far reaching repercussions beyond Europe.
China’s Challenge to America: Its Role as the World’s Builder
Politics,China

China’s Challenge to America: Its Role as the World’s Builder

China has won the title of the “world’s builder” by applying its monetary resources via aid and investments and expertise to construct roads, railroads, dams, communications facilities, pipelines, ports, economic zones and more to projects abroad. America was once the world’s “connector.’ That is no more.
Trumpism, Social Revolution and an Unsafe World
Politics,Society

Trumpism, Social Revolution and an Unsafe World

While countries are dealing with populism internally, the world as a whole is witnessing great changes in geopolitics. Geopolitical clashes in the Middle East, between the two Koreas, and in the South China Sea, and humanitarian issues like the European migrant crisis, have made the world an unsafe place.
China and Japan: Psycho-Historical Warfare and the Role of America
Politics,China,East Asia

China and Japan: Psycho-Historical Warfare and the Role of America

The rocky relations between China and Japan in recent years are symptomatic of a long and complicated historical rivalry that is adjusting to rather uncomfortable historical contingencies.
Five Misconceptions of China’s Domestic and Foreign Policies in the West
Politics,China

Five Misconceptions of China’s Domestic and Foreign Policies in the West

Misconceptions of China’s New Normal politics has led to suspicion and distrust from the West. Furthermore, such misperceptions and misconceptions have started to affect these countries’ policies towards China.  
Vietnam: New Leadership and the Pressure for Economic Reforms
Politics,Economy,Southeast Asia

Vietnam: New Leadership and the Pressure for Economic Reforms

Economic policies beg for a major update from the implementation of the Doi Moi reforms in 1986. To ensure full integration into the global economy, including fulfilling expectations of the TPP, Vietnam need to do some serious adjustments.
By Huong Le Thu - 25 Apr 2016 | 0 comments Read more...
South Korean Legislative Elections: Park’s Government in Grave Position
Politics,East Asia

South Korean Legislative Elections: Park’s Government in Grave Position

The results of South Korea’s legislative elections on April 13 took many by surprise, as the ruling party was roundly defeated by two opposition parties. President Park’s government will be greatly challenged by the legislature on both domestic and foreign policy fronts.
By Jaewoo Choo - 24 Apr 2016 | 0 comments Read more...
Xi Jinping and His Vision of China
Politics,China

Xi Jinping and His Vision of China

In the 1980s, Xi Jinping was placed as one of the candidates for the future generation of leaders. It is believed that he had already formulated his vision of China when he took over power from Hu Jintao.
Pakistan’s Unenviable Position in the Intra-Arab Rift
Politics,Hotspots,South Asia

Pakistan’s Unenviable Position in the Intra-Arab Rift

On June 12, 2017, Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif flew to Jeddah to meet with Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud. He was reportedly bluntly asked by King Salman: “Are you with us or with Qatar?”
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