Implications of Islamic State’s Expansion in South Asia
Politics,Security,South Asia
By Abdul Basit - 19 Jun 2019

Implications of Islamic State’s Expansion in South Asia

Following territorial losses in Syria, the Islamic State declared Wilayahs in India and Pakistan on May 10 and 15, 2019, respectively. In a recent statement, IS also threatened a fresh wave of attacks in India and Bangladesh.
Russia’s 5G Deal and the Tech Chess Game
Politics,Economy,China

By Tai Wei Lim - 18 Jun 2019

Russia’s 5G Deal and the Tech Chess Game

The 21st Century Will Begin in 2020 and in China
Politics,Economy,China

By Narayanan Balakrishnan - 17 Jun 2019

The 21st Century Will Begin in 2020 and in China

US-China Trade War: A Decline of American Soft Power?
Politics,Economy,China

US-China Trade War: A Decline of American Soft Power?

Since July 6, 2018, China and the United States have been engaged in a trade war. No matter who wins the trade battle at the end, the US is in danger of becoming a big power with a damaged prestige sustaining a shaky liberal world order.
By Yu Fu - 14 Jun 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...
China’s Port Diplomacy Has Not Been Plain Sailing
Politics,Economy,China

China’s Port Diplomacy Has Not Been Plain Sailing

China is keen to gain access to ports worldwide, as most of its exports are delivered by sea. By building port terminals and logistics centers, China can simultaneously increase its control over the supply line of its exports and use several international seaways for trade.
The Shangri-La Dialogue: The Confrontation That Never Was
Politics,Security

The Shangri-La Dialogue: The Confrontation That Never Was

This year’s Shangri-La Dialogue was anticipated to display a region-shaking US-China clash or compromise. Indeed, several analysts predicted “fireworks”. But what actually transpired was “not a bang but an anti-climactic whimper”.
The Shangri-La Dialogue: Great Expectations and the Positives
Politics,Security

The Shangri-La Dialogue: Great Expectations and the Positives

There were great expectations for the annual Track 1.5 Shangri-La Dialogue that was held in June 2019 in Singapore. Many considered it to be a cautiously successful event all round. There were many reasons to support this view.
By Tai Wei Lim - 07 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...
The Iran-Pakistan-India Triangle
Politics,South Asia

The Iran-Pakistan-India Triangle

While India views the Chabahar Port project as a means of bypassing Pakistan, Iran has on more than one occasion spoken about making China and Pakistan part of the Chabahar project.
India-Pakistan Relations: Who Won the Diplomatic War?
Politics,South Asia

India-Pakistan Relations: Who Won the Diplomatic War?

Imran Khan unconditionally announced the release of an Indian pilot who was captured in Pakistani territory. The media was effusive with praise for Khan. The optics would suggest Pakistan won this round. Yet, analysts believed that India had the edge in this entire crisis.
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