Taiwan’s 2020 Elections: What Would Tsai Do to Win It?
Politics,East Asia
By Peter Kien-hong Yu - 10 Jul 2019

Taiwan’s 2020 Elections: What Would Tsai Do to Win It?

A shooting incident dramatically affected the presidential election outcome in 2004, enabling Chen Shui-bian to be re-elected by a slim margin. The DPP believed that it had to do with the attempted assassination on Chen, while the KMT argued that Chen staged everything.
Taiwan’s 2020 Elections: Is the DPP’s Primary Fair?
Politics,East Asia

By John F. Copper - 09 Jul 2019

Taiwan’s 2020 Elections: Is the DPP’s Primary Fair?

The Hormuz Strait Initiative: Legal Obstacles to Participation
Politics,Security,Hotspots

By Mark J. Valencia - 08 Jul 2019

The Hormuz Strait Initiative: Legal Obstacles to Participation

The Peace Conundrum in Afghanistan
Politics,South Asia

The Peace Conundrum in Afghanistan

With the government sitting in Kabul having crossed its technical expiry date, an emboldened Taliban wanting to call the shots and the political opposition concerting for peace elsewhere, peace in itself has become a matter of conflict in this war-fatigued nation.
Pakistan’s Economic Woes: Opposition Parties Cashing In?
Politics,Economy,South Asia

Pakistan’s Economic Woes: Opposition Parties Cashing In?

Pakistan’s Economic Survey released in June 2019 strongly underscored the point that the country’s economy is in doldrums. Growth is estimated at 3.3 percent (GDP to fall below 4 percent for the first time), down from well over 5 percent last year.
Accountability of Hong Kong Leaders Is at Stake
Politics,Hotspots,East Asia

Accountability of Hong Kong Leaders Is at Stake

The Chief Executive of Hong Kong Carrie Lam stressed that the proposed amendment to the Fugitive Offenders Ordinance stemmed primarily from a murder, and was not a mandate from the central government.
By Alfred M. Wu - 02 Jul 2019 | 0 comments Read more...
Could the US-Iran Crisis Lead to War?
Politics,Security,Hotspots

Could the US-Iran Crisis Lead to War?

Economic coercion is a major instrument of Trump’s policy towards Iran. Economic force explains why Trump imposed new unilateral sanctions against Iran to stem the alleged militarization of its nuclear program.
Why the Middle East Does Not Want a War
Politics,Security,Hotspots

Why the Middle East Does Not Want a War

Between all the warnings and threats, none of America’s Middle East allies would want a war, even as they would like to see Iran weakened. Trump also wants to avoid war, embarking on the path of even harsher sanctions and building up a coalition to guard the Strait of Hormuz.
UK-China Relations: Will Economics Trump Security Concerns?
Politics,Economy,China

UK-China Relations: Will Economics Trump Security Concerns?

The UK may not be China’s first priority in terms of economic engagement, it has however become important as a consequence of China’s ties souring with not just the US but also with Australia.
Technology is the Currency of Power in Trump’s Trade War
Politics,Economy,China

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

India’s Iran Dilemma

The importance of Iran for India cannot be overstated. India is Iran’s second largest crude importer, after China. Tensions over Iran’s nuclear and missile program this time around, and the re-imposition of sanctions by the US, have created another round of problems for India.
A New Social Movement Against Hong Kong’s Extradition Bill
Politics,Hotspots,East Asia

A New Social Movement Against Hong Kong’s Extradition Bill

Although there were regular mass demonstrations, the Occupy Central campaign, and later on the Umbrella Movement, many people did not expect that around two million Hong Kong people would take to the streets to protest the controversial extradition bill.
By Hak Yin Li - 21 Jun 2019 | 0 comments Read more...
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