The Juncker-Trump Truce and its Implications for the US-China Trade War
Politics,Economy
By Henry Hing Lee Chan - 10 Aug 2018

The Juncker-Trump Truce and its Implications for the US-China Trade War

The Juncker-Trump agreement is perceived by some analysts to be a game-changer, signaling that the US is forming a new US-centric world trade order on a bilateral basis excluding its perceived adversaries such as China.
The Cambodian Election and its Outcome
Politics,Southeast Asia

By Tai Wei Lim - 08 Aug 2018

The Cambodian Election and its Outcome

Aligning Cultural Resources with China’s New Developmental Philosophy
Politics,Economy,China

By Ole Döring - 07 Aug 2018

Aligning Cultural Resources with China’s New Developmental Philosophy

Political Risk and the Belt and Road Initiative
Politics,Economy,China

Political Risk and the Belt and Road Initiative

Recent difficulties facing the implementation of infrastructure projects that are being constructed under China’s Belt and Road Initiative have highlighted the political risk faced by such multiyear projects when hosted in countries with democratic systems of government.
China’s Ties with Middle East Goes Beyond Oil into Technology
Politics,Economy,China

China’s Ties with Middle East Goes Beyond Oil into Technology

At the 2018 China-Arab States Cooperation Forum, cooperation is sought over long-term strategic planning in the areas of digital economy, artificial intelligence, new materials technology, pharmaceutical medicine, and smart cities.
By Jianyue Xue - 02 Aug 2018 | 0 comments Read more...
The Spiral Repetitions of Cambodia’s 2018 General Election
Politics,Southeast Asia

The Spiral Repetitions of Cambodia’s 2018 General Election

The 1998 Cambodian General Election was held in the aftermath of the crushing of the Funcinpec Party, while the 2018 General Election was held in the aftermath of the ouster of the CNRP.
The Five Principles: China’s Take on the New World Order
Politics,Society,China

The Five Principles: China’s Take on the New World Order

The “Five Principles” will be the main feature of China’s version of the new world order. According to China, they give expression to the democratic spirit in contemporary international relations and the desire of the international community.
By Yu Fu - 31 Jul 2018 | 0 comments Read more...
Turmoil in the Global Geopolitical Order
Politics,Economy,China

Turmoil in the Global Geopolitical Order

The world is seeing a complex clash of rising ideologies: populism, isolationism, liberalism, conservatism, trade constructivism, etc. The world is no longer in a binary order but one in which partnerships are forged when there are incentives to do so.
By Tai Wei Lim - 27 Jul 2018 | 0 comments Read more...
Taiwan’s Defense Budget: Promises Made, Promises Not Kept
Politics,East Asia

Taiwan’s Defense Budget: Promises Made, Promises Not Kept

Since early 2016 when Tsai Ing-wen became president and her party, the Democratic Progressive Party, took control of the legislature, Taiwan’s defense spending has been below par. It has also been lower than Tsai promised.
The New Space Race
Politics,Society

The New Space Race

Since US President Donald Trump announced the formation of a Space Force in June 2018, the space race has been re-ignited. Trump specifically cited Russia and China in prompting this initiative.
By Tai Wei Lim - 20 Jul 2018 | 0 comments Read more...
The Long Road to Peace in Afghanistan
Politics,South Asia

The Long Road to Peace in Afghanistan

A three-day Eid Ceasefire Agreement in June 2018 allowed the Afghan National Security Forces and the Afghan Taliban to pray and celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr together. The Eid-truce has revived modest hopes of jumpstarting the on-off peace process.
By Abdul Basit - 19 Jul 2018 | 0 comments Read more...
The New Status Quo in the Diaoyu/Senkaku Islands Dispute?
Politics,China,East Asia

The New Status Quo in the Diaoyu/Senkaku Islands Dispute?

In May 2018, China and Japan agreed to start operating a maritime and air liaison mechanism, aiming to avert accidental clashes and avoid military misunderstanding and misjudgment in the Diaoyu/Senkaku Islands.
By Xiaolin Duan - 18 Jul 2018 | 0 comments Read more...
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