Parsing Trump’s Recent Policy Statements on the South China Sea

    By Mark J. Valencia Nov. 17, 2017
    In the joint statement of the US President and the Vietnamese President, the longest paragraph was the one that addressed the South China Sea issues. The joint statement with the Philippine President essentially repeated phrases from the US-Vietnam’s joint statement.

    Trump’s “Kill the Terrorists” Speech Shows Holes in US-Afghan Policy

    By Chayanika Saxena on Nov. 21, 2017

    Burundi and the International Criminal Court

    By Alvin Cheng-Hin Lim on Nov. 20, 2017

    The Still Growing US Trade Deficit with China: Whose Fault?

    By John F. Copper on Nov. 16, 2017
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Trump’s “Kill the Terrorists” Speech Shows Holes in US-Afghan Policy
Politics,South Asia

Trump’s “Kill the Terrorists” Speech Shows Holes in US-Afghan Policy

The US’ continuing occupation of Afghanistan has done little to resolve the War on Terror, nor does Trump’s “Rambo” rhetoric, which is met with much national and international criticism.
By Chayanika Saxena   |  Nov.21, 2017  |  0 comments Read more...
Burundi and the International Criminal Court
Society

Burundi and the International Criminal Court

The ICC has raised its investigation of alleged crimes against humanity in Burundi from a “preliminary examination” to a formal investigation which could lead to “indictments and arrest warrants being issued.”
By Alvin Cheng-Hin Lim  |  Nov.20, 2017  |  0 comments Read more...

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India-Pakistan Relations: Beyond the Security Narrative
Security,South Asia

India-Pakistan Relations: Beyond the Security Narrative

In light of recent US-South Asian diplomacy, India may seek to strengthen transportation and economic ties with Pakistan, as a gesture of peace and a move away from terrorism.
By Tridivesh Singh Maini   |  Nov.15, 2017  |  0 comments Read more...
US, China, India and Japan: Maritime Powers in the Indian and Pacific Oceans
Security,East Asia,South Asia

US, China, India and Japan: Maritime Powers in the Indian and Pacific Oceans

There are four maritime powers in the Indian Ocean Basin and the Pacific Ocean: the US, China, India and Japan. All four have powerful blue water navies and have contributed to peace and security in the region.
By Tai Wei Lim  |  Nov.14, 2017  |  0 comments Read more...
Cross-Strait Relations: Forced Unification is Politically Unwise for China
Politics,China

Cross-Strait Relations: Forced Unification is Politically Unwise for China

As Beijing considers resolving the Taiwan issue via militarized means, Taiwanese opinion, both governmental and public, becomes more polarized among pro-independence, pro-unification, and other related parties.  
By Xiaolin Duan   |  Nov.13, 2017  |  0 comments Read more...
The South China Sea: US Policy Failure and Lessons Learned
Security,Hotspots

The South China Sea: US Policy Failure and Lessons Learned

As ASEAN and its dialogue partners gather in the Philippines for their annual political and security gab-fest, the East Asian Summit, there is a grudging but growing recognition that US policy regarding the South China Sea imbroglio has failed.
By Mark J. Valencia  |  Nov.12, 2017  |  0 comments Read more...
How Will US-Vietnam Relations Develop under Trump?
Politics,Southeast Asia

How Will US-Vietnam Relations Develop under Trump?

US President Donald Trump’s attendance at the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Summit in Da Nang, as well as a call in Hanoi, along with his appearance at the East Asia Summit in Manila, will show whether the US-Vietnam momentum will continue or slow down.
By Huong Le Thu   |  Nov.10, 2017  |  0 comments Read more...
Some “Scientific” Surveys a Security Threat in the South China Sea
Security,Hotspots

Some “Scientific” Surveys a Security Threat in the South China Sea

Water quality will affect communications with China’s nuclear powered and armed ballistic missile submarines. These submarines are its principal deterrent to a first nuclear strike against it.
By Mark J. Valencia  |  Nov.09, 2017  |  0 comments Read more...
Does the US Expect Too Much of China in Dealing with the “North Korea Problem”?
Politics,Security,Hotspots

Does the US Expect Too Much of China in Dealing with the “North Korea Problem”?

North Korea’s threats to use its missiles and nuclear weapons demands a solution. The narrative is that China holds the key. But China has done little. It can and should do much more. This account is partly true, partly exaggerated, and partly false.
By John F. Copper   |  Nov.08, 2017  |  0 comments Read more...
Trump’s Asia Tour: North Korean Nuclear Threat at Top of Agenda
Politics

Trump’s Asia Tour: North Korean Nuclear Threat at Top of Agenda

US President Donald Trump has officially started his maiden visit to Asia. He will visit Japan, South Korea, China, Vietnam and the Philippines and will emphasize the need for the international community to work with the US on the North Korean nuclear standoff.  
By Tai Wei Lim  |  Nov.06, 2017  |  0 comments Read more...

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The Threat of a Nuclear War Today

The Threat of a Nuclear War Today

The Trump Challenge in US-China Relations

The Trump Challenge in US-China Relations

As Trump Takes Office, China Bashers Are Having a Field Day

As Trump Takes Office, China Bashers Are Having a Field Day

Is America Losing the Soft Power Contest in Southeast Asia?

Is America Losing the Soft Power Contest in Southeast Asia?

Correcting China’s Current Debt Levels

Correcting China’s Current Debt Levels

China, US Both Using Lawfare in the South China Sea

China, US Both Using Lawfare in the South China Sea

The Xi-Trump Summit: Failure or Success?

The Xi-Trump Summit: Failure or Success?

Southeast Asian Foreign and Economic Policies in the Trump Era

Southeast Asian Foreign and Economic Policies in the Trump Era

The North Korean Agenda in the Xi-Trump Summit

The North Korean Agenda in the Xi-Trump Summit

Terrorism and Geopolitics in South Asia

Terrorism and Geopolitics in South Asia

Indian State Elections’ Impact on Modi’s Neighborhood Policy

Indian State Elections’ Impact on Modi’s Neighborhood Policy

Xi Jinping’s Rise as Core Leader of the Chinese Communist Party

Xi Jinping’s Rise as Core Leader of the Chinese Communist Party

The China-US Maritime “Spying” Debate

The China-US Maritime “Spying” Debate

The Assassination of Kim Jong Nam: An Opportunity for the International Community to Work Together

The Assassination of Kim Jong Nam: An Opportunity for the International Community to Work Together

Trump and the South China Sea: Flip-Flops and Continuity

Trump and the South China Sea: Flip-Flops and Continuity

A New Agenda: America and the World under Trump

A New Agenda: America and the World under Trump

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