"Flies and Barriers": On the China-US Relationship
Politics,Economy,China
By Thomas Fingar - 20 Dec 2018

"Flies and Barriers": On the China-US Relationship

American thinking about the ways we interact with other nations is shifting from acceptance of asymmetries to demands for reciprocity and equal treatment.
The Sino-Indian Great Game in Iran: Why China has the Advantage
Politics,China,South Asia

By Anita Inder Singh - 19 Dec 2018

The Sino-Indian Great Game in Iran: Why China has the Advantage

The Looming Internal Crisis in Nepal
Politics,Economy,South Asia

By Rishi Gupta - 17 Dec 2018

The Looming Internal Crisis in Nepal

The Long Walk to Dawn: Peace Processes and Afghanistan
Politics,Security,South Asia

The Long Walk to Dawn: Peace Processes and Afghanistan

There are two major international peace efforts that are currently underway to restore peace and stability in Afghanistan: the recently galvanized American push for peace led by Zalmay Khalilzad and the year-old Moscow-led consultations.
The Quad and a “Rules-based Order” in the Indo-Pacific Region
Security,East Asia,South Asia

The Quad and a “Rules-based Order” in the Indo-Pacific Region

Making the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue (Quad) more than a buzzword, on 15 November 2018, leaders of Australia, India, Japan and the United States met on the sidelines of the 13th East Asian Summit in Singapore.
By Amrita Jash - 13 Dec 2018 | 0 comments Read more...
Understanding the Sino-US Trade War
Politics,Economy,China

Understanding the Sino-US Trade War

Since the Sino-US trade war involves more than China and the US themselves, certain countries which are in cooperative relations with China hope to see the end of the trade war.
By Yu Fu - 12 Dec 2018 | 0 comments Read more...
The Challenge of the Gilets Jaunes to the French Government
Politics,Economy,Society

The Challenge of the Gilets Jaunes to the French Government

Following the astonishing display of violence in Paris on the third weekend of the hitherto peaceful gilets jaunes (yellow vest) protests in France, the movement has suddenly been transformed into a major crisis for the presidency of Emmanuel Macron.
US Mid-term Elections: Indication of Continuity or Harbinger of Change?
Politics,Hotspots

US Mid-term Elections: Indication of Continuity or Harbinger of Change?

US mid-term election results reveal that the electorate is divided in its support of President Donald J. Trump and his policies. As the 116th Congress convenes in January 2019, do not expect House Democrats to seek immediate and drastic changes in US foreign policy.
Decoding Netanyahu’s Oman Visit
Politics,Hotspots

Decoding Netanyahu’s Oman Visit

The Omani media reported that Israeli Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu had visited the sultanate of Oman in the last week of October 2018, and met with its Sultan Qaboos Said al Said, something that Netanyahu’s office also confirmed.
Explaining the Results of Taiwan’s Mid-Term Election
Politics,East Asia

Explaining the Results of Taiwan’s Mid-Term Election

On November 24, 2018, Taiwan held its mid-term election or its “Nine-in-One Election.” By almost every measure, the KMT won big, and the DPP lost big. President Tsai Ing-wen resigned as chair of the DPP, signifying the failures of her administration.
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