The Xi-Trump Summit: Failure or Success?
Politics,Security
By John F. Copper - 11 Apr 2017

The Xi-Trump Summit: Failure or Success?

President Xi’s objectives were to have a good first get-together with President Trump and dampen speculation that they would not get along or that there were explosive issues that divided them and the two countries.
The Xi-Trump Summit and the Two Senses of “America First”
Politics,Security

By Alvin Cheng-Hin Lim - 10 Apr 2017

The Xi-Trump Summit and the Two Senses of “America First”

The North Korean Agenda in the Xi-Trump Summit
Politics,Security

By Tai Wei Lim - 07 Apr 2017

The North Korean Agenda in the Xi-Trump Summit

Indian State Elections’ Impact on Modi’s Neighborhood Policy
Politics,South Asia

Indian State Elections’ Impact on Modi’s Neighborhood Policy

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s position has been consolidated with the BJP’s convincing triumphs in two North Indian states, Uttar Pradesh and Uttaranchal. The question on many people’s minds is whether he will utilize his political capital for reorienting ties with countries in the neighborhood.
Trump’s Worldview: Some Preliminary Observations
Politics

Trump’s Worldview: Some Preliminary Observations

One might argue that US President Donald Trump lacks a worldview. In fact, as he was campaigning to become president, he developed a worldview. There were two choices for him: Preserve the liberal democratic globalism model, or shift to the realist, sovereign nation-state mode of maintaining world order.
Modi’s Job Creation Promise for India
Economy,South Asia

Modi’s Job Creation Promise for India

During Narendra Modi’s campaign for the 2014 general elections, he promised to create 10 million jobs for India’s youth if elected. However, job creation, badly impacted by the fall in exports caused by the global economic slowdown, is now at its “lowest in seven years.”
Can Trump Play the “Russian Card” Against a Rising China?
Politics,Hotspots,China

Can Trump Play the “Russian Card” Against a Rising China?

US President Donald Trump may play the “Russian card” against China like how Nixon played the “Chinese card” against Moscow in 1972. However, the triangular relationship between the US, Russia and China is not necessarily comparable to the one in the 1970s.
By Wei Luo - 21 Jan 2017 | 0 comments Read more...
Why Trump’s Great Bargain on Taiwan Won’t Work
Politics,East Asia

Why Trump’s Great Bargain on Taiwan Won’t Work

US President-elect Donald Trump might meet Taiwan’s leader Tsai Ing-wen on her stopover visit to the US close to his inauguration. It seems that the price of Taiwan is going higher and higher, yet could Trump really get what he wants in the bargain?  
By Yanzhuo Xu - 12 Jan 2017 | 1 comments Read more...
Has Obama Driven Trump into a Conflict with China?
Politics,China

Has Obama Driven Trump into a Conflict with China?

It appears that US President Barack Obama has implemented, or at least has not opposed or sought to block, legislation to birdcage President-elect Donald Trump on future relations with China. He has “arranged” difficulties for Trump’s future attempts to get along with Beijing.
Deciphering Tsai Ing-wen’s Next Moves
Politics,East Asia

Deciphering Tsai Ing-wen’s Next Moves

The call between Tsai and Trump has shattered the status quo. If Trump and his advisors still choose to not to understand China’s mind and heart, Beijing may have no choice but, for example, to establish diplomatic relations with those 21 countries which still support Taipei.
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