What’s Behind the Sri Lankan Political Crisis?
Politics,South Asia
By Tai Wei Lim - 21 Nov 2018

What’s Behind the Sri Lankan Political Crisis?

Ranil Wickremesinghe was fired as the Prime Minister of Sri Lanka on October 26, 2018. Shortly before sacking Wickremesinghe, President Maithripala Sirisena appointed former President Mahinda Rajapaksa as Prime Minister and suspended the parliament.
Why Trump’s Indo-Pacific Concept Cannot Be a Strategy to Counter China
Politics,Security,China

By Anita Inder Singh - 16 Nov 2018

Why Trump’s Indo-Pacific Concept Cannot Be a Strategy to Counter China

Xi Jinping’s Dictum of “Building a World Class Military”
Security,China

By Amrita Jash - 15 Nov 2018

Xi Jinping’s Dictum of “Building a World Class Military”

Lessons for Imran Khan from the Recent Pakistani By-Elections
Politics,South Asia

Lessons for Imran Khan from the Recent Pakistani By-Elections

The recent by-election results in Pakistan should serve as a wake-up call for the PTI government led by Imran Khan. While renegotiation of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor with China has helped in the long run, the economy is in the doldrums and patience is clearly wearing thin.
Will Trump Jilt Taiwan?
Politics,East Asia

Will Trump Jilt Taiwan?

In recent weeks, some top members of Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen’s party have warned her that US President Donald Trump will likely terminate and may even reverse America’s recent pro-Taiwan actions and policies.
Arroyo and Park: The Nations behind the Women
Politics,East Asia,Southeast Asia

Arroyo and Park: The Nations behind the Women

Both are daughters of former heads of state, and their political pedigrees befitted their status in history. The conspicuous resemblance of South Korea’s Park Geun-hye (2013-2017) and the Philippines’ Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo (2001-2009) is eerily apparent.
Mahathir’s Beijing Trip: What Are the Takeaways?
Politics,Economy,Southeast Asia

Mahathir’s Beijing Trip: What Are the Takeaways?

Malaysian Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad visited Beijing from August 17-21, 2018, with the aim of seeking understanding from his Chinese hosts that his government needs to re-adjust Malaysia’s financial situation.
By Tai Wei Lim - 30 Aug 2018 | 0 comments Read more...
Pakistan-India Ties under Imran Khan: Opportunities and Challenges
Politics,South Asia

Pakistan-India Ties under Imran Khan: Opportunities and Challenges

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan’s tweets indicate the possible opportunities in the bilateral India-Pakistan relationship. The relationship has many dimensions, the first of which is the situation in Afghanistan and the likely role of the US.
Will Imran Khan Change Pakistan’s Ties with Saudi Arabia and Iran?
Politics,South Asia

Will Imran Khan Change Pakistan’s Ties with Saudi Arabia and Iran?

In the first address after his triumph, Pakistani Prime Minister designate Imran Khan emphasized the need for robust ties between Pakistan and its neighbors, in particular the possible role which Pakistan could play in a reconciliation between Saudi Arabia and Iran.
The Paradox of Duterte’s Foreign Policy
Politics,Southeast Asia

The Paradox of Duterte’s Foreign Policy

In contrast to Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s passionate stance against Western meddling on domestic affairs, he is largely viewed as having a passive attitude towards Chinese intrusions within Philippine maritime territory.
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