US-China Trade War: Much-needed Recalibration or No-win Situation?

    By Tai Wei Lim Jul. 13, 2018
    The US is preparing for a new round of tariffs on USD 200 billion worth of Chinese products, following an earlier 25 percent tax on USD 34 billion in Chinese imports. The second wave of tariffs includes finished products sought after by the average US consumer.

    Chinese and Japanese Investment in ASEAN: From Competition to Cooperation?

    By Hong Zhao on Jul. 16, 2018

    Development of China’s High Technology Industry

    By Min-Hua Chiang on Jul. 12, 2018

    Haley’s Visit and Possible US Sanctions on Indian Imports of Iranian Oil

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Chinese and Japanese Investment in ASEAN: From Competition to Cooperation?
Politics,Economy,East Asia

Chinese and Japanese Investment in ASEAN: From Competition to Cooperation?

ASEAN’s plans to strengthen connectivity has prompted and heightened competition between the two Asian giants of China and Japan, particularly in the areas of infrastructure financing and high-speed rail construction.
By Hong Zhao   |  Jul.16, 2018  |  0 comments Read more...
US-China Trade War: Much-needed Recalibration or No-win Situation?
Politics,Economy,China

US-China Trade War: Much-needed Recalibration or No-win Situation?

The US is preparing for a new round of tariffs on USD 200 billion worth of Chinese products, following an earlier 25 percent tax on USD 34 billion in Chinese imports. The second wave of tariffs includes finished products sought after by the average US consumer.
By Tai Wei Lim  |  Jul.13, 2018  |  0 comments Read more...

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Understanding Donald Trump May Help to Avoid US-China Trade War
Politics,Economy,China

Understanding Donald Trump May Help to Avoid US-China Trade War

President Donald Trump announced the US would be applying tariffs amounting to USD 34 billion on certain Chinese goods imported by the US, commencing from midnight of July 6, 2018. The liberal Western media responded as if the sky was going to fall.
By John F. Copper   |  Jul.10, 2018  |  0 comments Read more...
Albinos at Risk in Africa
Politics,Society

Albinos at Risk in Africa

The recent announcement that six albinos in Malawi plan to fight the violent prejudice against albinism by contesting in next year’s elections has brought renewed attention to the plight of albinos in Malawi and other African countries.
By Alvin Cheng-Hin Lim  |  Jul.09, 2018  |  0 comments Read more...
The Paradox of Duterte’s Foreign Policy
Politics,Southeast Asia

The Paradox of Duterte’s Foreign Policy

In contrast to Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s passionate stance against Western meddling on domestic affairs, he is largely viewed as having a passive attitude towards Chinese intrusions within Philippine maritime territory.
By Andrea Chloe Wong   |  Jul.06, 2018  |  0 comments Read more...
The Environmental Challenges of the Belt and Road Initiative
Environment,China

The Environmental Challenges of the Belt and Road Initiative

China is moving ahead with the Belt and Road Initiative. However, clear policy guidance on exactly how to ensure that the construction of infrastructure projects is pursued in an environmentally sustainable way is largely absent from the debate.
By Gregory Coutaz  |  Jul.05, 2018  |  0 comments Read more...
US Policy in the South China Sea: Confusing the Possible with the Probable
Security,Hotspots,China

US Policy in the South China Sea: Confusing the Possible with the Probable

The war of words and tit-for-tat provocative actions of China and the US regarding the South China Sea could spiral out of control. Thus, it is a good time for analysts and decision makers to step back and distinguish between hope (the possible) and reality (the probable).
By Mark J. Valencia   |  Jul.04, 2018  |  0 comments Read more...
The Three Xi-Kim Meetings in China: What Did They Discuss?
Security,Hotspots,East Asia

The Three Xi-Kim Meetings in China: What Did They Discuss?

What did Xi Jinping and Kim Jong-un discuss during the three Xi-Kim meetings in China? The three meetings showed the immense importance of Beijing to the peace process on the Korean Peninsula.
By Tai Wei Lim  |  Jul.03, 2018  |  0 comments Read more...
Nepal Asking UNDPA to Leave: A Case of Assertive Diplomacy?
Politics,South Asia

Nepal Asking UNDPA to Leave: A Case of Assertive Diplomacy?

Nepal has asked the United Nations to draw down its Department of Political Affairs in Nepal. The request was conveyed on the grounds that the “peace process” which began in 2006 has been achieved.
By Rishi Gupta   |  Jul.02, 2018  |  0 comments Read more...
The Fate of TTP after the Killing of Mullah Fazlullah
Politics,Security,South Asia

The Fate of TTP after the Killing of Mullah Fazlullah

The killing of Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan chief Mullah Fazlullah in a US drone strike in Afghanistan is a major blow to the terror group. Fazlullah’s killing will further undermine TTP’s organizational coherence, possibly paving way for more defections.
By Abdul Basit  |  Jun.29, 2018  |  0 comments Read more...

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Vietnam’s Strategic and Economic Wellbeing in Peril if TPP Fails

Xi Jinping and China’s Future: A Debate

Xi Jinping and China’s Future: A Debate

Crisis Governance in Afghanistan and Need for Devolution

Crisis Governance in Afghanistan and Need for Devolution

Adhering to One China Policy is Crucial for Trump

Adhering to One China Policy is Crucial for Trump

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A Spratlys Environmentally Protected Area?

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Can Trump Play the “Russian Card” Against a Rising China?

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Italy and the Snowball of Populism

China’s “Belt and Road” and Maritime Southeast Asia

China’s “Belt and Road” and Maritime Southeast Asia

Does a “Rising China” Pose a Threat to the US and the Region?

Does a “Rising China” Pose a Threat to the US and the Region?

The ASEAN Security Summits and the South China Sea

The ASEAN Security Summits and the South China Sea

The Westinghouse Bankruptcy: Test for Chinese Investment in US Infrastructure

The Westinghouse Bankruptcy: Test for Chinese Investment in US Infrastructure

South Asia’s Urban, Educated Jihadists

South Asia’s Urban, Educated Jihadists

THAAD and the Fate of Sino-Korean Relations

THAAD and the Fate of Sino-Korean Relations

US FONOPs in the South China Sea: Intent, Effectiveness, and Necessity

US FONOPs in the South China Sea: Intent, Effectiveness, and Necessity

Tillerson Goes Off Half-Cocked on China

Tillerson Goes Off Half-Cocked on China

The Afghan War Stalemate: Neither Winning nor Losing

The Afghan War Stalemate: Neither Winning nor Losing

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