“My Family’s Slave” and the Scourge of Modern Slavery

    By Alvin Cheng-Hin Lim May. 25, 2017
    Alex Tizon’s confessional essay “My Family’s Slave” documents the life and death of Eudocia Tomas Pulido, his family’s longtime domestic maid, and his childhood discovery that she was actually their household slave.  

    Would Dai Li the Spymaster Make a Difference in the Chinese Civil War?

    By Peter Kien-hong Yu on May. 26, 2017

    The Postwar Rise of Vietnam: Economic and Political Feats

    By Tai Wei Lim on May. 25, 2017

    India-Iran Ties: Economic and Strategic Significances

    By Tridivesh Singh Maini on May. 24, 2017
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Would Dai Li the Spymaster Make a Difference in the Chinese Civil War?
Politics,East Asia

Would Dai Li the Spymaster Make a Difference in the Chinese Civil War?

Dai Li served under Chiang Kai-shek as the spymaster of the Republic of China. Had Dai not died in a plane crash in March 1946, would he be able to assist Chiang to defeat the Communist Party of China in the Chinese civil war?
By Peter Kien-hong Yu   |  May.26, 2017  |  0 comments Read more...
“My Family’s Slave” and the Scourge of Modern Slavery
Society

“My Family’s Slave” and the Scourge of Modern Slavery

Alex Tizon’s confessional essay “My Family’s Slave” documents the life and death of Eudocia Tomas Pulido, his family’s longtime domestic maid, and his childhood discovery that she was actually their household slave.  
By Alvin Cheng-Hin Lim  |  May.25, 2017  |  0 comments Read more...

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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...
Japan Signals Possible AIIB Membership
Economy,China,East Asia

Japan Signals Possible AIIB Membership

On May 15, 2017, Japan signaled its intention to join the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank initiated by Beijing. The condition is for the AIIB to address Japan’s concerns about the environmental impact of AIIB-funded projects and other matters.
By Tai Wei Lim  |  May.23, 2017  |  0 comments Read more...
Cambodia’s Debt: Prudent to Look for Diversified Sources
Economy,Southeast Asia

Cambodia’s Debt: Prudent to Look for Diversified Sources

Some Cambodian scholars have commented that the country’s debt situation is manageable. However, one should take proactive measures to tackle the unpredictable backlash which could potentially derive from debt.  
By Sovinda Po and Veasna Var   |  May.22, 2017  |  0 comments Read more...
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...

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What is Hong Kong’s Status?

What is Hong Kong’s Status?

Stormy Weather Ahead for Taiwan’s Politics

Stormy Weather Ahead for Taiwan’s Politics

The Hague Ruling: Immediate Versus Longer Term Responses

The Hague Ruling: Immediate Versus Longer Term Responses

The 8th BRICS Summit at Goa, India

The 8th BRICS Summit at Goa, India

The Mekong: An Arena of Security Contestation

The Mekong: An Arena of Security Contestation

Rebalancing Fiscal Capacity and Expenditure Responsibility in China

Rebalancing Fiscal Capacity and Expenditure Responsibility in China

Understanding Social Protest in China

Understanding Social Protest in China

Why Trump’s Great Bargain on Taiwan Won’t Work

Why Trump’s Great Bargain on Taiwan Won’t Work

How Is Social Media Shaping Our Perspectives?

How Is Social Media Shaping Our Perspectives?

The 1992 Consensus: Where do China and Taiwan Go From Here?

The 1992 Consensus: Where do China and Taiwan Go From Here?

The Shenzhen-Hong Kong Stock Connect Scheme

The Shenzhen-Hong Kong Stock Connect Scheme

China’s Phenomenal Land Prices: SOEs a Contributing Factor

China’s Phenomenal Land Prices: SOEs a Contributing Factor

Taming China’s Stock Markets: Is the Anti-Graft Drive Working?

Taming China’s Stock Markets: Is the Anti-Graft Drive Working?

Deciphering Tsai Ing-wen’s Next Moves

Deciphering Tsai Ing-wen’s Next Moves

China’s Property Bubble: What Should Be Done?

China’s Property Bubble: What Should Be Done?

The BRICS at the Hangzhou G20 Summit

The BRICS at the Hangzhou G20 Summit

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