Cracks in China-North Korea Friendship as Nuclear Tension Rises

    By Wei Luo Mar. 27, 2017
    North Korea has increasingly refused to consider China’s regional security interests but utilizes such friendship-in-name to extort political and economic gains from Beijing. As long as the North Korean regime is armed with weapons of mass destruction, it is also a threat to China.

    China-Russia Strategic Cooperation: The West Has So Far Gotten It Wrong

    By Alexander Korolev on Mar. 28, 2017

    South Korea’s Human Rights and Counter-Terrorist Fantasies

    By Ioannis Tellidis and Buhm-Suk Baek on Mar. 27, 2017

    How to Solve Northeast Asia’s Security Dilemma

    By Nian Peng on Mar. 24, 2017
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China-Russia Strategic Cooperation: The West Has So Far Gotten It Wrong
Politics,Hotspots,China

China-Russia Strategic Cooperation: The West Has So Far Gotten It Wrong

Contrary to the dominant views that picture the China-Russia strategic partnership as shaky and unsustainable, the two countries have created strong institutional foundations, and only minor steps are necessary for a formal and functioning military alliance to materialize.
By Alexander Korolev   |  Mar.28, 2017  |  0 comments Read more...
South Korea’s Human Rights and Counter-Terrorist Fantasies
Security,East Asia

South Korea’s Human Rights and Counter-Terrorist Fantasies

On March 3, 2016, South Korea passed the Act on Anti-Terrorism for the Protection of Citizens and Public Security. The Act had been stalled for 14 years, as it envisaged the expansion of the National Intelligence Service’s powers to survey and arrest terrorist suspects and also dissenters of governmental policy more broadly.

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Trump’s Worldview: Some Preliminary Observations
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Trump’s Worldview: Some Preliminary Observations

One might argue that US President Donald Trump lacks a worldview. In fact, as he was campaigning to become president, he developed a worldview. There were two choices for him: Preserve the liberal democratic globalism model, or shift to the realist, sovereign nation-state mode of maintaining world order.
By John F. Copper   |  Mar.23, 2017  |  0 comments Read more...
Taiwan and the February 28 Incident: Piecing the Facts Together
Politics,East Asia

Taiwan and the February 28 Incident: Piecing the Facts Together

The flashpoint erupted on February 27, 1947 in Taipei, when a dispute developed between an unlicensed cigarette vendor and a Tobacco and Alcohol Monopoly Bureau officer. Violence flared the following morning on February 28 and resulted in a suppression by the government.  
By Peter Kien-hong Yu  |  Mar.22, 2017  |  0 comments Read more...
King Salman’s Visit Deepens Sino-Saudi Cooperation
Economy,China

King Salman’s Visit Deepens Sino-Saudi Cooperation

During King Salman’s visit to Beijing, a major Sino-Saudi investment agreement worth an estimated USD 65 billion was signed and it included “a plan for the kingdom to participate in China’s Chang’e-4 moon mission and a partnership agreement for manufacturing drones.”
By Alvin Cheng-Hin Lim   |  Mar.21, 2017  |  0 comments Read more...
Engineering A Venture Capital Market in China
Economy,China

Engineering A Venture Capital Market in China

Chinese governmental policies and actions facilitated the development of the VC market in order to encourage innovation and technological development, and to stimulate structural reforms of the economy.
By Lin Lin  |  Mar.20, 2017  |  0 comments Read more...
How to Respond to the Evolving Terrorist Threat in Pakistan
Security,South Asia

How to Respond to the Evolving Terrorist Threat in Pakistan

In February 2017, three terrorist groups, Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan, Jamaat-ul-Ahrar, and the Islamic State of Khurasan carried out multiple attacks on Pakistan’s major cities. The spate of attacks indicated an urgent need to revisit existing counter-terrorism policies.
By Abdul Basit   |  Mar.17, 2017  |  0 comments Read more...
Cambodia between China and Vietnam: A Balancing Act
Politics,Southeast Asia

Cambodia between China and Vietnam: A Balancing Act

Cambodia currently faces significant challenges amidst great power strategic competition for influence in the Asia-Pacific. Both China and Vietnam are crucial developmental partners for Cambodia. China needs Cambodian support over several key strategic areas like the issue of the South China Sea, while Vietnam also seeks Cambodian cooperation.
By Veasna Var & Sovinda Po  |  Mar.16, 2017  |  0 comments Read more...
Dealing with Trump: India Needs to Think Outside the Box
Politics,Security,South Asia

Dealing with Trump: India Needs to Think Outside the Box

India needs to act fast and come up with innovative methods to deal with the US President. It is likely that during his visit to the US, the Indian PM will be accompanied by top business leaders from various industries including the IT and pharmaceutical sectors.
By Tridivesh Singh Maini   |  Mar.15, 2017  |  0 comments Read more...
Resurgence of Violence on the China-Myanmar Border
Security,Southeast Asia

Resurgence of Violence on the China-Myanmar Border

Almost two years after a surge in violence in Myanmar’s Kokang region prompted 50,000 locals to cross the border into China and led the Tatmadaw to fire shells into China’s Yunnan province, a fresh resurgence in violence has prompted over 20,000 locals from Laukkai to flee into China.
By Alvin Cheng-Hin Lim  |  Mar.14, 2017  |  0 comments Read more...

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