Saudi Arabia Looks East with Crown Prince’s Visits

    By Aditi Bhaduri Mar. 22, 2019
    In February 2019, Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman traveled to three Asian capitals: Islamabad, New Delhi, and Beijing. In each of the three capitals that he visited, the Crown Prince signed deals worth billions of dollars.

    India May Hold the Keys to a Critical US Defense Base

    By Mark E. Rosen on Mar. 21, 2019

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    By Mark J. Valencia on Mar. 20, 2019

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Saudi Arabia Looks East with Crown Prince’s Visits
Politics,Economy,China

Saudi Arabia Looks East with Crown Prince’s Visits

In February 2019, Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman traveled to three Asian capitals: Islamabad, New Delhi, and Beijing. In each of the three capitals that he visited, the Crown Prince signed deals worth billions of dollars.
By Aditi Bhaduri   |  Mar.22, 2019  |  0 comments Read more...
India May Hold the Keys to a Critical US Defense Base
Politics,South Asia

India May Hold the Keys to a Critical US Defense Base

An International Court of Justice ruling has put the UK’s colonial claims to the Chagos in doubt. It is the US that has the most to lose, since it relies upon a long term lease from the UK to support its continued occupation of Diego Garcia, an important base in the Indian Ocean.
By Mark E. Rosen  |  Mar.21, 2019  |  0 comments Read more...

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The Afghan Endgame in the Eyes of the US
Politics,South Asia

The Afghan Endgame in the Eyes of the US

Afghanistan enters into its 18th year of conflict since America responded to the September 11 attacks in 2001. The US is planning to exit from Afghanistan by 2024.
By Pervaiz Ali Mahesar   |  Mar.18, 2019  |  0 comments Read more...
Xenophobia in Cambodia: Is It an Issue?
Politics,Society,Southeast Asia

Xenophobia in Cambodia: Is It an Issue?

Xenophobia in Cambodia is a serious issue which should not be ignored or taken lightly. One example was a violent riot against Thai embassy and Thai businesses in Phnom Penh in 2003. This incident was obviously motivated by anti-Thai sentiments among Cambodians.
By Kimkong Heng and Veasna Var  |  Mar.14, 2019  |  0 comments Read more...
Should the US Step Up its Military Presence in the South China Sea?
Security,Hotspots,Southeast Asia

Should the US Step Up its Military Presence in the South China Sea?

A recent article in The National Interest posed the question “Are [US] Freedom of Navigation Operations in East Asia enough?” If FONOPs are to demonstrate non-acquiescence to what the US views as a violation of international law, they may be unnecessary.
By Mark J. Valencia   |  Mar.12, 2019  |  0 comments Read more...
The Sino-Indo-US Great Game in the Indian Ocean
Politics,China,South Asia

The Sino-Indo-US Great Game in the Indian Ocean

China’s growing economic and naval presence in the Indian Ocean region challenges India, the major South Asian power in the Indian Ocean area, and the US, the primary power since 1945. The question is why.
By Anita Inder Singh  |  Mar.11, 2019  |  0 comments Read more...
South China Sea: How China Should Address the US-China Dispute
Security,Hotspots,Southeast Asia

South China Sea: How China Should Address the US-China Dispute

The underlying cause of the South China Sea dispute between the US and China is about dominance in Asia-Pacific and maintenance of the current world order. One influential factor is the abundance of natural resources in the South China Sea.
By Yu Fu   |  Mar.08, 2019  |  2 comments Read more...
Sino-Japanese Rapprochement: Where Is It Heading in 2019?
Politics,China,East Asia

Sino-Japanese Rapprochement: Where Is It Heading in 2019?

Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe made deliberate attempts to reach out to China at the November 2014’s APEC Summit in Beijing. This was known as the ice-thawing mission from the Abe administration to the Xi administration.
By Tai Wei Lim  |  Mar.07, 2019  |  0 comments Read more...
First India-Central Asia Dialogue: Resetting Ties
Politics,Central Asia,South Asia

First India-Central Asia Dialogue: Resetting Ties

On January 12-13, 2019, India and the five Central Asian countries, Kazakhstan Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan, held their first ever ministerial dialogue in the beautiful and historic Uzbek city of Samarkand.
By Aditi Bhaduri   |  Mar.06, 2019  |  0 comments Read more...
US, Russia and China in the Arctic: Seeking Cooperation despite Increasing Competition
Politics,Economy,China

US, Russia and China in the Arctic: Seeking Cooperation despite Increasing Competition

Some call it a new cold war which sees Russia, China and the US all vying for influence and control in the Arctic. The recent policy shift of the US is also driven by its concern on this increasing influence of Russia and China and the cooperation between the two.
By Nong Hong  |  Mar.05, 2019  |  3 comments Read more...

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North Korea’s Denuclearization: Reframing of Human Rights Discourse Might Help

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