Is a Strong Leader Enough to Fight Corruption? Evidence from India and China
Politics,China,South Asia

Is a Strong Leader Enough to Fight Corruption? Evidence from India and China

Compared with China’s high-profile anti-corruption campaign, the so-called “tiger hunt”, India has been more impressive on promoting a clean government, based on data from the Corruption Perception Index over the past few years.
Modi’s Bahrain Visit Affirms Strong Mid-East Ties
Politics,Economy,South Asia

By Aditi Bhaduri - 11 Sep 2019

Modi’s Bahrain Visit Affirms Strong Mid-East Ties

G7 Summit and Iran: Why India Would be Watching Closely
Politics,Economy,South Asia

By Tridivesh Singh Maini - 10 Sep 2019

G7 Summit and Iran: Why India Would be Watching Closely

Taiwan’s 2020 Elections: Why Is Tsai Ing-wen’s Popularity Rising?
Politics,East Asia

Taiwan’s 2020 Elections: Why Is Tsai Ing-wen’s Popularity Rising?

After the 2018 local elections, popular support for Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen was consistently the lowest among the presidential candidates. Recently, however, many polls have shown a surprising turn: Tsai’s popularity has significantly risen to the leading position.
By Dongtao Qi - 12 Jul 2019 | 0 comments Read more...
Taiwan’s 2020 Elections: Is the DPP’s Primary Fair?
Politics,East Asia

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

On June 13, 2019, Taiwan’s ruling Democratic Progressive Party announced the results of its just held primary “election”. President Tsai Ing-wen won, ahead of former premier Lai Ching-te. Some said the primary was rigged for Tsai. Others argued that it was fair.
Xi Jinping’s Visit to North Korea: China is a Useful Leverage?
Security,Hotspots,East Asia

Xi Jinping’s Visit to North Korea: China is a Useful Leverage?

Chinese President Xi Jinping’s visit to North Korea in June 2019 grabbed the world’s attention. North Korean leader Kim Jong-un rolled out a grand welcome for the leader of his country’s closest ally.
By Tai Wei Lim - 04 Jul 2019 | 0 comments Read more...
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...
Trump versus the Democrats on China
Politics,Economy,China

Trump versus the Democrats on China

Almost daily the US mainstream media report that the Democratic Party opposes everything President Donald Trump does or wants to do. Everything that is except Trump’s tough stance on trade with China! They agree with it. They even applaud it.
India-Pakistan Relations after Modi’s Re-election
Politics,South Asia

India-Pakistan Relations after Modi’s Re-election

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s emphatic election victory was not only a reaffirmation of his Hindu nationalist agenda but also an endorsement of his muscular foreign policy. India’s relationship with Pakistan was one of the defining issues of Modi’s campaign.
By Abdul Basit - 11 Jun 2019 | 0 comments Read more...
Taiwan’s Tsai Ing-wen’s Three Strategies to Seek Re-election
Politics,East Asia

Taiwan’s Tsai Ing-wen’s Three Strategies to Seek Re-election

In the primary election of the DPP, Tsai is challenged by William Lai, a former Premier of the Executive Yuan. Lai’s popularity rate is higher than Tsai in most polls. It is quite likely that Tsai will fail to win the nomination of DPP and lose the chance of being re-elected in the general election.
By Xiaolin Duan - 06 Jun 2019 | 0 comments Read more...
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