The New Concept of “Sharp Power” in International Politics: A Critique

    By John F. Copper Feb. 15, 2018
    Christopher Walker and Jessica Ludwig penned an article entitled “The Meaning of Sharp Power: How Authoritarian States Project Influence.” In this piece the authors coin a new term, sharp power, for observers of global affairs.

    Hong Kong in China: Trends, Explanations and Policy Options

    By H. Christoph Steinhardt & Linda Chelan Li on Feb. 19, 2018

    Trump, Congress Could Alter ‘One China’

    By Judith Norton on Feb. 14, 2018

    Why Is Taiwanese Nationalism Declining?

    By Dongtao Qi on Feb. 13, 2018
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Hong Kong in China: Trends, Explanations and Policy Options
Politics,Hotspots,East Asia

Hong Kong in China: Trends, Explanations and Policy Options

Through re-examining survey data on political identities in Hong Kong since 1997, we refute the widespread assumption that national and local identities are in a zero-sum relationship and argues for a measurement of identities different from the standard approach.
The New Concept of “Sharp Power” in International Politics: A Critique
Politics,China

The New Concept of “Sharp Power” in International Politics: A Critique

Christopher Walker and Jessica Ludwig penned an article entitled “The Meaning of Sharp Power: How Authoritarian States Project Influence.” In this piece the authors coin a new term, sharp power, for observers of global affairs.
By John F. Copper  |  Feb.15, 2018  |  0 comments Read more...

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China’s Need to Build the “Polar Silk Road”
Economy,China

China’s Need to Build the “Polar Silk Road”

The Chinese agenda is to build the “Polar Silk Road” through developing the Arctic shipping routes. What makes it an essential need is the strategic significance of the Northern Sea Route, a potential key trading route between the eastern, western and northern hemispheres.
By Amrita Jash   |  Feb.12, 2018  |  0 comments Read more...
Sino-Japanese Ties and the Political Thaw in Northeast Asia
Politics,China,East Asia

Sino-Japanese Ties and the Political Thaw in Northeast Asia

On January 27-28, 2018, Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono visited Beijing to improve bilateral relations between the two countries. The Chinese side reciprocated and publicly announced its intention to improve relations with Japan.
By Tai Wei Lim  |  Feb.09, 2018  |  0 comments Read more...
US Cuts Security Aid to Pakistan: What Does It Mean?
Politics,Security,South Asia

US Cuts Security Aid to Pakistan: What Does It Mean?

The US decision to cut its security aid to Pakistan brings nothing new into US-Pakistan bilateral dynamics. The US had already done that previously when it cut the Coalition Support Funds amounting to USD 900 million for the financial years 2015 and 2016.
By Chithra Purushothaman   |  Feb.08, 2018  |  0 comments Read more...
Singapore: South Asia’s Bridge to ASEAN
Economy,South Asia,Southeast Asia

Singapore: South Asia’s Bridge to ASEAN

Singapore has played an important role in connecting South Asia with East Asia. It would be fair to say, that in addition to the economic reforms of 1991, and the efforts of successive governments, Singapore deserves credit for helping India strengthen ties with ASEAN.
By Tridivesh Singh Maini  |  Feb.07, 2018  |  0 comments Read more...
Lessons Drawn from TV Series Depicting the KMT and CPC Contest
Politics,Society,China

Lessons Drawn from TV Series Depicting the KMT and CPC Contest

In recent years, there are many television series about the power struggle and cooperation between the KMT and the CPC since July 1921 in general and the period from September 1931 to December 1949 in particular.
By Peter Kien-hong Yu   |  Feb.06, 2018  |  0 comments Read more...
South China Sea: Some Recent Analyses Lack Balance
Security,Hotspots,Southeast Asia

South China Sea: Some Recent Analyses Lack Balance

Two recent publications by the Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative of the Center for International and Security Studies condemn China’s policies and actions in the South China Sea while ignoring the similar transgressions of the others there.
By Mark J. Valencia  |  Feb.05, 2018  |  0 comments Read more...
India’s Act East Policy: Can West Bengal Benefit?
Economy,South Asia

India’s Act East Policy: Can West Bengal Benefit?

The Chief Minister of West Bengal Mamata Banerjee has been pro-active in her outreach to both domestic and foreign investors. She has led delegations to a number of countries including the UK and Singapore.
By Tridivesh Singh Maini   |  Feb.02, 2018  |  0 comments Read more...
Cambodia and Maritime Southeast Asia Before the Revolution
Society,Southeast Asia

Cambodia and Maritime Southeast Asia Before the Revolution

While the maritime states of Southeast Asia are not in Cambodia’s immediate neighborhood, they are important for the study of Cambodia’s foreign relations. The pre-colonial kingdoms of today’s Cambodia and maritime Southeast Asia had significant dealings with one another.
By Alvin Cheng-Hin Lim  |  Feb.01, 2018  |  0 comments Read more...

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The Persistence of National Memories of Trauma

The Persistence of National Memories of Trauma

Processing Exports Remain Crucial to the Chinese Economy

Processing Exports Remain Crucial to the Chinese Economy

The North Korean Nuclear Crisis: An Interview with Yongnian Zheng

The North Korean Nuclear Crisis: An Interview with Yongnian Zheng

Modi’s “Make in India” Faces Tough Challenges

Modi’s “Make in India” Faces Tough Challenges

South Korean Legislative Elections: Park’s Government in Grave Position

South Korean Legislative Elections: Park’s Government in Grave Position

How to Solve Northeast Asia’s Security Dilemma

How to Solve Northeast Asia’s Security Dilemma

Legal Defects of the South China Sea Ruling

Legal Defects of the South China Sea Ruling

Not See the Trees for the Forest: The Fiscal Policy Debate in Hong Kong

Not See the Trees for the Forest: The Fiscal Policy Debate in Hong Kong

East Asia and its Response to the “H” Test

East Asia and its Response to the “H” Test

China’s 19th Party Congress and Leadership Renewal

China’s 19th Party Congress and Leadership Renewal

Vietnam: New Leadership and the Pressure for Economic Reforms

Vietnam: New Leadership and the Pressure for Economic Reforms

Mother’s Day Bombings and the Insurgency in Southern Thailand

Mother’s Day Bombings and the Insurgency in Southern Thailand

South Korea’s Human Rights and Counter-Terrorist Fantasies

South Korea’s Human Rights and Counter-Terrorist Fantasies

Chinese and Vietnamese Nationalism and the South China Sea

Chinese and Vietnamese Nationalism and the South China Sea

China, India and the Panchsheel Agreement

China, India and the Panchsheel Agreement

The South China Sea: China Won’t Accept Cursory Judgement of its Inherent Rights

The South China Sea: China Won’t Accept Cursory Judgement of its Inherent Rights

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