The 2nd Trump-Kim Summit: Regional Responses, Prospects and Challenges

    By Hak Yin Li and Tai Wei Lim Feb. 22, 2019
    Given the first Trump-Kim summit’s lack of details on the denuclearization process, special attention should be given to the possible compromise between two sides such as the reciprocal responses from the US if North Korea is willing to close its nuclear facilities.

    The 2nd Trump-Kim Summit: Vietnam’s Place in the Sun

    By Tai Wei Lim on Feb. 21, 2019

    The Space Race: End of Space Rivalry

    By Martand Jha on Feb. 20, 2019

    US Says “Rules” Should Be “Enforced” in the South China Sea

    By Mark J. Valencia on Feb. 19, 2019
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The 2nd Trump-Kim Summit: Regional Responses, Prospects and Challenges
Security,Hotspots,East Asia

The 2nd Trump-Kim Summit: Regional Responses, Prospects and Challenges

Given the first Trump-Kim summit’s lack of details on the denuclearization process, special attention should be given to the possible compromise between two sides such as the reciprocal responses from the US if North Korea is willing to close its nuclear facilities.
By Hak Yin Li and Tai Wei Lim   |  Feb.22, 2019  |  0 comments Read more...
The 2nd Trump-Kim Summit: Vietnam’s Place in the Sun
Security,Hotspots,East Asia

The 2nd Trump-Kim Summit: Vietnam’s Place in the Sun

The announcement of Vietnam’s capital city Hanoi as the site of the second Trump-Kim summit has truly marked the Southeast Asian nation’s coming of age. It shows that Vietnam has truly come into prominence on the global stage.
By Tai Wei Lim  |  Feb.21, 2019  |  0 comments Read more...

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Regional Cooperation over the Sanchi Incident: Review and Reflection
Environment,East Asia

Regional Cooperation over the Sanchi Incident: Review and Reflection

The Sanchi incident in January 2018 caused the first and largest ship-source condensate release in maritime history, and could potentially impose grave challenges to regional ocean environment.
By Xinyue Zhang   |  Feb.18, 2019  |  0 comments Read more...
Trade and Investment Drive China-EU Ties
Economy,China

Trade and Investment Drive China-EU Ties

China and the EU differ on political and human rights issues, while trade and investment comprise the main components of the China-EU tie. Burdened by a decade of declining economic investment, the EU and its member-states have welcomed China’s investments.
By Anita Inder Singh  |  Feb.15, 2019  |  0 comments Read more...
Philippine Realities in Duterte’s China Policy
Security,Hotspots,Southeast Asia

Philippine Realities in Duterte’s China Policy

Since President Rodrigo Duterte assumed office, Philippine relations with China have experienced a remarkable renaissance. Duterte’s accommodating policy towards the Chinese government has however caused increasing anxiety among the Filipino public.
By Andrea Chloe Wong   |  Feb.14, 2019  |  0 comments Read more...
Rohingya Crisis Casts Shadow on Myanmar Investment Showcase
Politics,Economy,Southeast Asia

Rohingya Crisis Casts Shadow on Myanmar Investment Showcase

While speaking at the opening of the Invest Myanmar Summit in January 2019, State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi left no stone unturned in projecting Myanmar as an ideal investment destination.
By Tridivesh Singh Maini  |  Feb.13, 2019  |  0 comments Read more...
Can Tokyo and Seoul Afford to Drift Apart?
Politics,East Asia

Can Tokyo and Seoul Afford to Drift Apart?

The international media has been playing up difficulties between Tokyo and Seoul over a number of issues. Seoul is canceling the foundation set up by both countries in 2016 that promotes reconciliation and healing over the comfort women issue.
By Tai Wei Lim   |  Feb.12, 2019  |  0 comments Read more...
Packs Americana and India’s Afghanistan Redux
Politics,South Asia

Packs Americana and India’s Afghanistan Redux

Amongst the many peace processes that Afghanistan has seen in the recent years, the one that has been making the maximum noise is led by the US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation, Zalmay Khalilzad.
By Chayanika Saxena  |  Feb.11, 2019  |  0 comments Read more...
Is the Threat of China’s “Maritime Militia” Being Hyped?
Security,Hotspots,Southeast Asia

Is the Threat of China’s “Maritime Militia” Being Hyped?

A well-known Washington DC based think tank has widely disseminated its latest “revelation” regarding the “nefarious” activities and intentions of China’s fishing fleet in the disputed Spratlys.
By Mark J. Valencia   |  Feb.08, 2019  |  0 comments Read more...
Taiwan’s Economy Amidst the China-US Trade War
Economy,East Asia

Taiwan’s Economy Amidst the China-US Trade War

Taiwan’s economy strongly relies on exporting intermediate goods to China for final assembly. In the milieu of the escalating China-US trade war, if the US extends its tariff retaliation to ICT products, this could weigh down Taiwan’s export performance.
By Min-Hua Chiang  |  Feb.07, 2019  |  0 comments Read more...

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Pakistan’s Reluctant Relationship with Russia

Pakistan’s Reluctant Relationship with Russia

US Midterm Elections and North Korean Denuclearization Calculations

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Taiwan Suffers Further Diplomatic Isolation

Taiwan Suffers Further Diplomatic Isolation

Haley’s Visit and Possible US Sanctions on Indian Imports of Iranian Oil

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Bangladesh’s Space Age: A Strategic Shift?

Bangladesh’s Space Age: A Strategic Shift?

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US Policy in the South China Sea: Confusing the Possible with the Probable

US Policy in the South China Sea: Confusing the Possible with the Probable

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