What’s with the Recent Tension in US-China Relations?

    By John F. Copper Sep. 18, 2018
    In the past few months, US-China relations have sunk to a state somewhere between frosty and hostile. This marks a major change since President Trump visited China in November 2017. There are several reasons for this.

    The Need for a More Nuanced Approach towards the BRI

    By Tridivesh Singh Maini on Sep. 19, 2018

    North Korea’s Economy in Retrospect and its Prospects

    By Min-Hua Chiang on Sep. 17, 2018

    Mike Pompeo’s Visit to Pakistan

    By Tridivesh Singh Maini on Sep. 14, 2018
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The Need for a More Nuanced Approach towards the BRI
Politics,Economy,China

The Need for a More Nuanced Approach towards the BRI

While addressing the opening of the Forum of China Africa Cooperation, Chinese President Xi Jinping sought to allay fears of not just African countries, but other countries which are part of the Belt and Road Initiative.
By Tridivesh Singh Maini   |  Sep.19, 2018  |  0 comments Read more...
What’s with the Recent Tension in US-China Relations?
Politics,Economy,China

What’s with the Recent Tension in US-China Relations?

In the past few months, US-China relations have sunk to a state somewhere between frosty and hostile. This marks a major change since President Trump visited China in November 2017. There are several reasons for this.
By John F. Copper  |  Sep.18, 2018  |  0 comments Read more...

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The Vostok-18 War Games: Russia Launches Largest Military Exercise with China
Politics,Security,China

The Vostok-18 War Games: Russia Launches Largest Military Exercise with China

Vostok-18 is the largest military exercise hosted by Moscow since the 1980s. It involves a massive 300,000 troops and 1,000 aircraft joined by 3,200 soldiers from China’s People’s Liberation Army armed with 900 military equipment and 30 helicopters.
By Tai Wei Lim   |  Sep.13, 2018  |  0 comments Read more...
Freedom of Navigation: A Lost Legal Doctrine
Politics,Security,China

Freedom of Navigation: A Lost Legal Doctrine

Is the legal substance and function of freedom of navigation lost in translation when it has become a central point of major power competition and an instrumental role in broader strategic debates?
By Nong Hong  |  Sep.12, 2018  |  0 comments Read more...
Afghanistan’s Irresolvable Conflict: Destructive Obsession with Everything Strategic
Politics,South Asia

Afghanistan’s Irresolvable Conflict: Destructive Obsession with Everything Strategic

The strategic prioritization of Afghanistan for the world over its political, economic and cultural development for itself has been at the heart of the things that continue to go wrong here.
By Chayanika Saxena   |  Sep.11, 2018  |  0 comments Read more...
Arroyo and Park: The Nations behind the Women
Politics,East Asia,Southeast Asia

Arroyo and Park: The Nations behind the Women

Both are daughters of former heads of state, and their political pedigrees befitted their status in history. The conspicuous resemblance of South Korea’s Park Geun-hye (2013-2017) and the Philippines’ Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo (2001-2009) is eerily apparent.
By Andrea Chloe Wong   |  Sep.10, 2018  |  0 comments Read more...
Freedom of Navigation and the Environment
Politics,Environment

Freedom of Navigation and the Environment

The US has recently designated a critical habitat for the insular false killer whale, encompassing 17,500 square miles of waters around Hawaii extending well into the US EEZ, and it has placed restrictions on military activities there.
By Mark J. Valencia   |  Sep.07, 2018  |  0 comments Read more...
Cooling Temperatures and Defense Postures in East Asia
Politics,Hotspots,East Asia

Cooling Temperatures and Defense Postures in East Asia

With cooling regional temperatures in East Asian affairs and politics, some wonder if the defense budgets in the region will also cool down correspondingly. The Trump-Kim summit in Singapore set the way for the possibility of lasting peace in East Asia.
By Tai Wei Lim  |  Sep.06, 2018  |  0 comments Read more...
John McCain and the Opening of Vietnam
Politics,Southeast Asia

John McCain and the Opening of Vietnam

One of the most fascinating elements of the global reaction to the recent death of US Senator John McCain has been the sad and respectful reactions from the senior Vietnamese leadership and the public.
By Alvin Cheng-Hin Lim   |  Sep.05, 2018  |  0 comments Read more...
Will China Meddle in America’s Mid-term Election?
Politics,China

Will China Meddle in America’s Mid-term Election?

American media savants have recently warned that China may attempt to influence the coming US election. Some even say that effort has already begun. What justifies this view?
By John F. Copper  |  Sep.03, 2018  |  0 comments Read more...

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Hong Kong, 20 Years After the Reunion

Hong Kong, 20 Years After the Reunion

Reconstruction of the Chinese Empire for China’s Peaceful Rise (II)

Reconstruction of the Chinese Empire for China’s Peaceful Rise (II)

Xi Heralds Age of China-led Globalization at APEC Summit

Xi Heralds Age of China-led Globalization at APEC Summit

Maritime Security in Southeast Asia

Maritime Security in Southeast Asia

India-Japan Ties: The China Factor and Beyond

India-Japan Ties: The China Factor and Beyond

Why the Arbitration Initiated by the Philippines Threatens Peace and Stability in the South China Sea?

Why the Arbitration Initiated by the Philippines Threatens Peace and Stability in the South China Sea?

Beijing’s “Summit Blue”: What Does It Say about China’s Smog Woes?

Beijing’s “Summit Blue”: What Does It Say about China’s Smog Woes?

Trump’s Taiwan Policy: What Now?

Trump’s Taiwan Policy: What Now?

Weaponized Cars and the Deadly Contagion of Everyday Terrorism

Weaponized Cars and the Deadly Contagion of Everyday Terrorism

Cambodia’s Growing Defense Ties with China: What about the US?

Cambodia’s Growing Defense Ties with China: What about the US?

Singapore’s Foreign Policy: Hard Choices for a Small State

Singapore’s Foreign Policy: Hard Choices for a Small State

The South China Sea: How to Manage China-US Differences

The South China Sea: How to Manage China-US Differences

Great Power Rivalry in Afghanistan: Challenges for India

Great Power Rivalry in Afghanistan: Challenges for India

Why are Chinese Internet Users Paying for Digital Content?

Why are Chinese Internet Users Paying for Digital Content?

Mahathir: The Strongman Returns

Mahathir: The Strongman Returns

On CPEC, India Should Be Tough but Not Rigid

On CPEC, India Should Be Tough but Not Rigid

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