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.

    Burundi and the International Criminal Court

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

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

    By Tai Wei Lim on Nov. 14, 2017

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

    By Xiaolin Duan on Nov. 13, 2017
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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...
Parsing Trump’s Recent Policy Statements on the South China Sea
Politics,Hotspots

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

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.
By Mark J. Valencia  |  Nov.17, 2017  |  0 comments Read more...

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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...
Developing Human Capital for the New Economy
Economy

Developing Human Capital for the New Economy

Singapore’s SkillsFuture program is a major state-level initiative unveiled in 2015. The Singapore government would be investing SGD 1 billion per year until 2020 to “foster and continually renew deep skills that are critical for the next stage of Singapore’s economy.”  
By Alvin Cheng-Hin Lim  |  Nov.03, 2017  |  0 comments Read more...

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Regulatory Reforms in the Chinese Healthcare Sector

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China’s Latest Housing Boom: A Resurrection of the Old Development Model?

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Governance of the Mekong River: Is it Doomed?

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The Brussels and Lahore Bombings of March 2016 and Their Implications for China’s War on Terror

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China and the United States: Two Outlooks of World Order and their Conflict

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China’s National People’s Congress 2016: Reforms Entering Uncharted Waters

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The East and South China Sea Incidents Are Not Accidents

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“A New Type of International Relations”: Xi Jinping's 2015 State Visits to the UK, Vietnam, and Singapore

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Tsai’s Inaugural Address: Bumpy Road Ahead for Taiwan

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North Korea’s Nuclear and Missile Tests: Will it Unite or Divide Beijing and Washington?

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Recent Developments In Sino-EU Relations: The 2014 And 2015 State Visits By Xi Jinping And Li Keqiang

Recent Developments In Sino-EU Relations: The 2014 And 2015 State Visits By Xi Jinping And Li Keqiang

Vietnam’s New Leadership and Its Prospects for Relations with China

Vietnam’s New Leadership and Its Prospects for Relations with China

North Korea’s Nuclear Test and ROK-China Relations: A South Korean Perspective

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China’s Rule of Law Dilemma

China’s Rule of Law Dilemma

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