Japan Signals Possible AIIB Membership

    By Tai Wei Lim May. 23, 2017
    On May 15, 2017, Japan signaled its intention to join the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank initiated by Beijing. The condition is for the AIIB to address Japan’s concerns about the environmental impact of AIIB-funded projects and other matters.

    Cambodia’s Debt: Prudent to Look for Diversified Sources

    By Sovinda Po and Veasna Var on May. 22, 2017

    Trump And The South China Sea: Doing The Right Thing For The Wrong Reasons

    By Mark J. Valencia on May. 19, 2017

    South Korea’s Presidential Election and its Implications

    By Tai Wei Lim on May. 18, 2017
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Japan Signals Possible AIIB Membership
Economy,China,East Asia

Japan Signals Possible AIIB Membership

On May 15, 2017, Japan signaled its intention to join the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank initiated by Beijing. The condition is for the AIIB to address Japan’s concerns about the environmental impact of AIIB-funded projects and other matters.
By Tai Wei Lim   |  May.23, 2017  |  0 comments Read more...
Cambodia’s Debt: Prudent to Look for Diversified Sources
Economy,Southeast Asia

Cambodia’s Debt: Prudent to Look for Diversified Sources

Some Cambodian scholars have commented that the country’s debt situation is manageable. However, one should take proactive measures to tackle the unpredictable backlash which could potentially derive from debt.  
By Sovinda Po and Veasna Var  |  May.22, 2017  |  0 comments Read more...

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The Global Ransomware Outbreak and the Challenge for Cybersovereignty
Security,Cyberspace

The Global Ransomware Outbreak and the Challenge for Cybersovereignty

Among the victims were Renault and Federal Express, UK hospitals, Chinese universities, Russia’s Ministry of Interior, and Spanish telecommunications and energy companies. The efforts of countries like China to impose law and order on the internet are likely to see an urgent boost.
By Alvin Cheng-Hin Lim   |  May.17, 2017  |  0 comments Read more...
The Pakistan Factor in India-Turkey Relations
Politics,South Asia

The Pakistan Factor in India-Turkey Relations

Although India and Turkey have enjoyed civilizational and geo-cultural relations since recorded history, the relations between both countries have been paralyzed due to the Pakistan factor in the post-colonial era.
By Bawa Singh   |  May.15, 2017  |  0 comments Read more...
Implications of Trump’s Flip-Flop on the South China Sea
Politics,Hotspots

Implications of Trump’s Flip-Flop on the South China Sea

US President Donald Trump’s flip-flopping policy regarding China’s claims and actions in the South China Sea have fundamental implications for the security paradigm in the region and perhaps beyond.
By Mark J. Valencia   |  May.12, 2017  |  0 comments Read more...
The French Presidential Election and the Long War on Fake News
Cyberspace

The French Presidential Election and the Long War on Fake News

Fake news was a prominent problem in the recent French presidential election campaign. In the days before the first round of the election, researchers from Oxford University found that fake news comprised up to “one-quarter of the political links shared on Twitter in France.”
By Alvin Cheng-Hin Lim  |  May.11, 2017  |  0 comments Read more...
The ASEAN Community: A Lofty Historical Challenge
Politics,Economy,Southeast Asia

The ASEAN Community: A Lofty Historical Challenge

The most important area in which ASEAN can contribute is to bring about the ASEAN Community with cultures and historical backgrounds different from those of the European Union. The new global conditions present Southeast Asia with opportunities and challenges.
By Michael S. H. Heng   |  May.09, 2017  |  1 comments Read more...
Trump’s First 100 Days: US Diplomacy in East Asia
Politics,East Asia

Trump’s First 100 Days: US Diplomacy in East Asia

The Trump administration in its first 100 days has indicated its obligations to its network of allies and friends by focusing on mitigating or resolving the nuclear crisis in North Korea. The US is also working with China in contributing to the resolution of the standoff.
By Tai Wei Lim  |  May.08, 2017  |  0 comments Read more...
Will Taiwanese Sacrifice Themselves for Their Country?
Politics,East Asia

Will Taiwanese Sacrifice Themselves for Their Country?

Cao Changqing is a commentator in Taiwan who often sides with the Democratic Progressive Party in criticizing China. Would he be willing to be the first martyr to die for the sake of creating the Republic of Taiwan? It is very, very doubtful.
By Peter Kien-hong Yu   |  May.05, 2017  |  0 comments Read more...
The Threat of a Nuclear War Today
Security,East Asia

The Threat of a Nuclear War Today

With 14,900 nuclear weapons in the world, Global Zero reports that “even a minor nuclear conflict — one that uses only a fraction of the nuclear weapons currently in existence — could wreak havoc on the global climate and affect billions of people.”  
By Wen Xin Lim   |  May.04, 2017  |  0 comments Read more...

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