Kulsoom Nawaz Wins Pakistan By-Election: Who’s Next in the Leadership
Politics,South Asia
By Tridivesh Singh Maini - 04 Oct 2017

Kulsoom Nawaz Wins Pakistan By-Election: Who’s Next in the Leadership

Former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s wife Kulsoom Nawaz won the NA-120 seat by-election, which was vacated after Sharif resigned from his Prime Minister position and Parliament in July 2017 after a Supreme Court ruling.
The “South Pacific Way”: A New Model of Global Governance?
Politics,Security,Southeast Asia

By Bo Yuan Chang - 02 Oct 2017

The “South Pacific Way”: A New Model of Global Governance?

BRICS: A Coolant for China and India?
Politics,China,South Asia

By Amrita Jash - 28 Sep 2017

BRICS: A Coolant for China and India?

Factors behind Japanese PM’s Plan for Snap Election
Politics,East Asia

Factors behind Japanese PM’s Plan for Snap Election

Boosted by an upturn in his popularity ratings, Japanese PM Shinzo Abe may be aiming for an election in October 2017. Another factor is that the political opposition is in some form of reorganization following the resignation of the Democratic Party leader.
By Tai Wei Lim - 25 Sep 2017 | 0 comments Read more...
The Co-Existence of China, US, Japan and India in the Asian Regional Order
Politics,East Asia

The Co-Existence of China, US, Japan and India in the Asian Regional Order

China, Japan, and India have plenty of geopolitical and economic space to grow and work together. All of them have strong ties or regular working relationships with the US, which is the only major power in the Pacific and Indian Oceans and the only global superpower.
By Tai Wei Lim - 20 Sep 2017 | 0 comments Read more...
Modi’s Myanmar Visit: Did New Delhi Strike a Balancing Act?
Politics,South Asia,Southeast Asia

Modi’s Myanmar Visit: Did New Delhi Strike a Balancing Act?

All eyes were on Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Myanmar from September 5-7, 2017. Firstly, it followed his visit to China, where he had gone to attend the BRICS Summit. Second, the visits to both China and Myanmar came soon after the end of the Doklam standoff.
Trump’s South Asia Policy May Lead to India’s Regional Isolation
Politics,South Asia

Trump’s South Asia Policy May Lead to India’s Regional Isolation

In Trump’s new South Asia policy, India has been asked to do more, while on the other hand, Pakistan has been rebuked for aiding and abetting terrorists by providing safe havens in its territory. Against this backdrop, it is anticipated that these will lead to India’s regional isolation.
By Bawa Singh - 14 Sep 2017 | 0 comments Read more...
Duterte’s ASEAN Policy
Politics,Southeast Asia

Duterte’s ASEAN Policy

The possible rationales for Manila’s diplomatic course of action may be defined according to Duterte’s “independent foreign policy,” which remarkably, coincides with the Philippines’ 2017 ASEAN Chairmanship.
Trump’s New Afghan Policy: Too Early for India to Celebrate
Politics,South Asia

Trump’s New Afghan Policy: Too Early for India to Celebrate

Seeking more “economic assistance” from India in Afghanistan, Trump did appear to signal who the “good guy” is in the South Asian region. However, India was effectively brought into an unsavory quid pro quo equation.
Taiwan’s Opposition Leader Faces Internal and External Challenges
Politics,East Asia

Taiwan’s Opposition Leader Faces Internal and External Challenges

On August 20, 2017, Wu Den-yih was inaugurated as the new chairman of Taiwan’s opposition party, the Kuomintang. 2020 will be the year Taiwan has to elect a new president. Can Wu succeed in helping a KMT member to become the next president?
India and the Middle East: Walking a Diplomatic Tightrope
Politics,South Asia

India and the Middle East: Walking a Diplomatic Tightrope

India has so far dexterously balanced its relations with the different power centers in the Middle East. The countries of the GCC, led by the UAE and Saudi Arabia, together host around seven million Indian expatriate workers who remit back hefty foreign exchange.
Nawaz Sharif’s Exit and the Pakistan-China-India Triangle: Why Islamabad Needs a Serious Re-Think
Politics,China,South Asia

Nawaz Sharif’s Exit and the Pakistan-China-India Triangle: Why Islamabad Needs a Serious Re-Think

All eyes in the next few months will be on how former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will play his cards vis-à-vis the Pakistan army. If one were to look beyond the domestic ramifications, the first point which needs to be closely examined is how China has reacted to the instability.
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