China’s East China Sea ADIZ is Not a “Grab for Sovereignty”

    By Mark J. Valencia Apr. 28, 2017
    An article by James Holmes of the US Naval War College in The National Interest made several false allegations regarding China’s actions and ascribed nefarious motives to its declaration of an Air Defense Identification Zone in the East China Sea.

    India and Russia Resetting Ties after 70 Years of Diplomatic Relations

    By Aditi Bhaduri on Apr. 28, 2017

    World Peace Isn’t Your Toy

    By Jaewoo Choo on Apr. 27, 2017

    The Murder of Mashal Khan and its Implications for the CPEC

    By Alvin Cheng-Hin Lim on Apr. 27, 2017
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 India and Russia Resetting Ties after 70 Years of Diplomatic Relations
Politics,East Asia

India and Russia Resetting Ties after 70 Years of Diplomatic Relations

Bilateral relations between India and Russia had begun drifting with the dissolution of the Soviet Union. More recent developments have caused much skepticism in Indian strategic circles. Both countries seem to be resetting ties, keeping in mind larger strategic interests.
By Aditi Bhaduri   |  Apr.28, 2017  |  0 comments Read more...
China’s East China Sea ADIZ is Not a “Grab for Sovereignty”
Security,Hotspots,East Asia

China’s East China Sea ADIZ is Not a “Grab for Sovereignty”

An article by James Holmes of the US Naval War College in The National Interest made several false allegations regarding China’s actions and ascribed nefarious motives to its declaration of an Air Defense Identification Zone in the East China Sea.
By Mark J. Valencia  |  Apr.28, 2017  |  0 comments Read more...

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Treason and Resistance to Pension Reform in Taiwan
Society,East Asia

Treason and Resistance to Pension Reform in Taiwan

Reform to Taiwan’s military pension threatens to upend its national security and upset the US security calculus in the Asia-Pacific. Anxiety among Taiwan’s military has spilled over into opposition to President Tsai Ing-wen, resulting in a growing shift of support from Taiwan to mainland China.
By Elizabeth Freund Larus   |  Apr.26, 2017  |  0 comments Read more...
Uber Economics
Economy

Uber Economics

The rise of Uber and the challenges it now faces illustrate the pitfall of innovation. While one cannot argue against the sharing economy aspect of Uber, one cannot also ignore the regulatory arbitrage issues raised by the taxi drivers.
By Henry Hing Lee Chan  |  Apr.26, 2017  |  0 comments Read more...
Harmony in a World of Contradictions
Society,China

Harmony in a World of Contradictions

We live in a world of contradictions. However, there is no doubt that the Chinese mind and heart prefer to emphasize harmony. Confucius speaks of the Middle Way. Facing a dilemma, a person would choose not to go to extremes.
By Peter Kien-hong Yu   |  Apr.25, 2017  |  0 comments Read more...
Asia’s Cultural and Intellectual Rejuvenation
Society,Southeast Asia

Asia’s Cultural and Intellectual Rejuvenation

The 21st century has been called the Asian Century. Can it be a period that draw on the best of human achievements and advance them, contributing immensely to a new global civilization?
By Michael S. H. Heng   |  Apr.25, 2017  |  0 comments Read more...
Do US Actions in the South China Sea Violate International Law?
Security,Cyberspace,Hotspots

Do US Actions in the South China Sea Violate International Law?

The US flies hundreds of ISR missions every year to collect communications between the target country’s command-and-control centers and radar and weapons systems. The initial deployment of the Carl Vinson strike force was to the South China Sea. Are these probes and the deployment a violation of the UN Charter?  
By Mark J. Valencia   |  Apr.24, 2017  |  0 comments Read more...
The Possibilities for Conflict Resolution on the Korean Peninsula
Security,Hotspots,East Asia

The Possibilities for Conflict Resolution on the Korean Peninsula

Japan and South Korea are working with the US to ensure all preparatory defensive measures are up to par and have sharpened their coordination in all defensive matters. Both countries have also pledged support for peace and diplomatic solutions to the Korean Peninsula crisis.
By Tai Wei Lim  |  Apr.21, 2017  |  0 comments Read more...
Philippines' Relations with China and Japan: A Pragmatic Approach under Duterte
Economy,East Asia,Southeast Asia

Philippines' Relations with China and Japan: A Pragmatic Approach under Duterte

In October 2016, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte visited China and Japan, two of the country’s important economic partners. His trips earned the Philippines millions of dollars’ worth of Chinese and Japanese loans and investments.
By Andrea Chloe Wong   |  Apr.20, 2017  |  0 comments Read more...
Where Trump Goes Next on Trade
Economy

Where Trump Goes Next on Trade

Even though Trump’s actions vis-à-vis the TPP sent some shock waves, his engagements with Japanese Prime Minister Abe suggests that neither is walking away from US-Japan security or their bilateral trade relationship. The same can probably be said about NAFTA.  
By Mark E. Rosen  |  Apr.19, 2017  |  0 comments Read more...

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The US-China Underwater Drone Incident: Parsing the Legal Aspects

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The Maritime Silk Road and South China Sea Disputes

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