Has Trump’s Worldview Become More Discernible?

    By John F. Copper May. 24, 2017
    Judging from Trump’s focus on making deals and building up US military forces to facilitate negotiations, he espouses a realist view of the world. He is not an idealist. He puts little stock in promoting lofty principles.

    India-Iran Ties: Economic and Strategic Significances

    By Tridivesh Singh Maini on May. 24, 2017

    Japan Signals Possible AIIB Membership

    By Tai Wei Lim on May. 23, 2017

    Cambodia’s Debt: Prudent to Look for Diversified Sources

    By Sovinda Po and Veasna Var on May. 22, 2017
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India-Iran Ties: Economic and Strategic Significances
Economy,South Asia

India-Iran Ties: Economic and Strategic Significances

India’s relationship with Iran is important for a myriad of economic and strategic reasons. Firstly, India is amongst the largest importers of oil, second after China, from Iran. Secondly, India is helping Iran in the development of Chabahar Port.
By Tridivesh Singh Maini   |  May.24, 2017  |  0 comments Read more...
Has Trump’s Worldview Become More Discernible?
Politics,Hotspots

Has Trump’s Worldview Become More Discernible?

Judging from Trump’s focus on making deals and building up US military forces to facilitate negotiations, he espouses a realist view of the world. He is not an idealist. He puts little stock in promoting lofty principles.
By John F. Copper  |  May.24, 2017  |  0 comments Read more...

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

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

It appears that Trump has paused criticism and actions against China in exchange for its assistance in dealing with North Korea’s nuclear program. This transactional approach means that his foreign policy is negotiable and not based on principles.  
By Mark J. Valencia   |  May.19, 2017  |  0 comments Read more...
South Korea’s Presidential Election and its Implications
Politics,East Asia

South Korea’s Presidential Election and its Implications

On May 9, 2017, South Koreans overwhelmingly selected Moon Jae-in as their next leader. What are the implications for the Korean Peninsula crisis and the region? Of greater concern to voters were their perceptions of the need to regulate the private sector conglomerates.  
By Tai Wei Lim  |  May.18, 2017  |  0 comments Read more...
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...

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The South China Sea: Historical Perspectives and Contemporary Reflections

The South China Sea: Historical Perspectives and Contemporary Reflections

Different Perceptions of China’s “One Belt One Road” Initiative

Different Perceptions of China’s “One Belt One Road” Initiative

Chinese Diplomat Wu Jianmin’s Legacy

Chinese Diplomat Wu Jianmin’s Legacy

Freedom of Navigation in the South China Sea: A Modus Vivendi between the US and China?

Freedom of Navigation in the South China Sea: A Modus Vivendi between the US and China?

The US, China, and the AIIB:  From Zero-Sum Competition to Win-Win Cooperation?

The US, China, and the AIIB: From Zero-Sum Competition to Win-Win Cooperation?

Duterte and the South China Sea

Duterte and the South China Sea

National Interests, International Law, and China’s Position on the South China Sea Disputes

National Interests, International Law, and China’s Position on the South China Sea Disputes

China And The Eurasian Economic Union: Prospects For The Silk Road Economic Belt

China And The Eurasian Economic Union: Prospects For The Silk Road Economic Belt

US-Vietnamese Reconciliation: Alliance of Convenience against China

US-Vietnamese Reconciliation: Alliance of Convenience against China

Chinese Investments Springing Up in Malaysia

Chinese Investments Springing Up in Malaysia

The China Factor in Malaysian Politics

The China Factor in Malaysian Politics

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