The Long Road to Peace in Afghanistan

    By Abdul Basit Jul. 19, 2018
    A three-day Eid Ceasefire Agreement in June 2018 allowed the Afghan National Security Forces and the Afghan Taliban to pray and celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr together. The Eid-truce has revived modest hopes of jumpstarting the on-off peace process.

    The New Space Race

    By Tai Wei Lim on Jul. 20, 2018

    The New Status Quo in the Diaoyu/Senkaku Islands Dispute?

    By Xiaolin Duan on Jul. 18, 2018

    North Korea’s Denuclearization: Echoes of China’s Reform and Opening-up?

    By Stephen R. Nagy on Jul. 17, 2018
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The New Space Race
Politics,Society

The New Space Race

Since US President Donald Trump announced the formation of a Space Force in June 2018, the space race has been re-ignited. Trump specifically cited Russia and China in prompting this initiative.
By Tai Wei Lim   |  Jul.20, 2018  |  0 comments Read more...
The Long Road to Peace in Afghanistan
Politics,South Asia

The Long Road to Peace in Afghanistan

A three-day Eid Ceasefire Agreement in June 2018 allowed the Afghan National Security Forces and the Afghan Taliban to pray and celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr together. The Eid-truce has revived modest hopes of jumpstarting the on-off peace process.
By Abdul Basit  |  Jul.19, 2018  |  0 comments Read more...

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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...
Development of China’s High Technology Industry
Economy,China

Development of China’s High Technology Industry

China has tried to develop its high technology industry through foreign direct investment since the 1990s. Despite the clear growth in high technology production, China has continued to rely on capital equipment and key components imported from foreign countries.
By Min-Hua Chiang   |  Jul.12, 2018  |  0 comments Read more...
Haley’s Visit and Possible US Sanctions on Indian Imports of Iranian Oil
Politics,Economy,South Asia

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

The US Ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley Randhawa, recently visited India. During her visit, Haley met with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and discussed a gamut of issues pertaining to the India-US bilateral relationship.
By Tridivesh Singh Maini  |  Jul.11, 2018  |  0 comments Read more...
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...

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The Trump Challenge in US-China Relations

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The Threat of a Nuclear War Today

The Threat of a Nuclear War Today

As Trump Takes Office, China Bashers Are Having a Field Day

As Trump Takes Office, China Bashers Are Having a Field Day

Cracks in China-North Korea Friendship as Nuclear Tension Rises

Cracks in China-North Korea Friendship as Nuclear Tension Rises

The US Underwater Drone is not Entitled to Sovereign Immunity

The US Underwater Drone is not Entitled to Sovereign Immunity

Some “Scientific” Surveys a Security Threat in the South China Sea

Some “Scientific” Surveys a Security Threat in the South China Sea

Correcting China’s Current Debt Levels

Correcting China’s Current Debt Levels

The Xi-Trump Summit: Failure or Success?

The Xi-Trump Summit: Failure or Success?

The North Korean Agenda in the Xi-Trump Summit

The North Korean Agenda in the Xi-Trump Summit

Southeast Asian Foreign and Economic Policies in the Trump Era

Southeast Asian Foreign and Economic Policies in the Trump Era

Terrorism and Geopolitics in South Asia

Terrorism and Geopolitics in South Asia

China, US Both Using Lawfare in the South China Sea

China, US Both Using Lawfare in the South China Sea

Indian State Elections’ Impact on Modi’s Neighborhood Policy

Indian State Elections’ Impact on Modi’s Neighborhood Policy

Xi Jinping’s Rise as Core Leader of the Chinese Communist Party

Xi Jinping’s Rise as Core Leader of the Chinese Communist Party

China’s “Four Sha” Claim: Making a Mountain Out of a Molehill

China’s “Four Sha” Claim: Making a Mountain Out of a Molehill

The Assassination of Kim Jong Nam: An Opportunity for the International Community to Work Together

The Assassination of Kim Jong Nam: An Opportunity for the International Community to Work Together

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