Sri Lanka Bombings and the Spreading Arc of ISIS in India
Politics,South Asia
By Paras Ratna - 31 May 2019

Sri Lanka Bombings and the Spreading Arc of ISIS in India

A series of blasts in the island country of Sri Lanka targeting three churches and two five-star hotels resulted in the death of 253 people. Given the magnitude of the attack, it could easily be categorized as one of the deadliest in South Asia.
Japan: From the Heisei Period to the Reiwa Reign
Politics,Society,East Asia

By Tai Wei Lim - 30 May 2019

Japan: From the Heisei Period to the Reiwa Reign

A Nobel Peace Prize for India’s Election Commission?
Politics,Society,South Asia

By Narayanan Balakrishnan - 29 May 2019

A Nobel Peace Prize for India’s Election Commission?

A Conspicuous Innovation in Chinese Jurisprudence: The Advisory Interpretation
Politics,Hotspots,China

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

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

Indonesia’s presidential election result announcement on May 21, 2019 marks the end of a relatively peaceful campaign season but the beginning of a post-election period with the risk of unrest.
Can Huawei Survive the Storm?
Politics,Economy,China

Can Huawei Survive the Storm?

Considering the historical dominance of US companies in the telecommunication semiconductor business and the software platforms powering smartphones, there is a legitimate concern as to whether Huawei can survive the US sanctions.
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.
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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.
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