North Korea’s Denuclearization: The Pompeo Reboot

    By Tai Wei Lim Oct. 11, 2018
    US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo made an unprecedented four trips to North Korea in 2018. His mission for the fourth trip was quite clear — to sustain the momentum of the peace process started from the Trump-Kim summit in Singapore.

    China, Japan and the Crisis Management Mechanism in the East China Sea

    By Amrita Jash on Oct. 15, 2018

    US-Pakistan Ties: Re-negotiating the Terms of Engagement

    By Abdul Basit on Oct. 12, 2018

    Debate over China Takes a Dangerous Turn

    By Mark J. Valencia on Oct. 10, 2018
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China, Japan and the Crisis Management Mechanism in the East China Sea
Politics,Security,East Asia

China, Japan and the Crisis Management Mechanism in the East China Sea

At Chinese Premier Li Keqiang’s summit meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on May 9, 2018, the “Maritime and Aerial Communication Mechanism between the defense authorities of China and Japan” was set up to prevent accidental clashes in the air and at sea.
By Amrita Jash   |  Oct.15, 2018  |  0 comments Read more...
US-Pakistan Ties: Re-negotiating the Terms of Engagement
Politics,South Asia

US-Pakistan Ties: Re-negotiating the Terms of Engagement

In September and October 2018, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi held two meetings in Islamabad and Washington to renegotiate the terms of engagement.
By Abdul Basit  |  Oct.12, 2018  |  0 comments Read more...

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US Midterm Elections and Trump Hating China: What’s Really Going On?
Politics,China

US Midterm Elections and Trump Hating China: What’s Really Going On?

Recently a number of stories have appeared in the Western liberal media pushing the narrative that US President Donald Trump despises both China and the Chinese people. These are useful to the Democratic Party going into an election in November 2018.
By John F. Copper   |  Oct.09, 2018  |  0 comments Read more...
Consumption Tax Reform in America: Below the Radar but Underway
Politics,Economy

Consumption Tax Reform in America: Below the Radar but Underway

Thanks to Trump’s trade war on China, the US is about to experience a massive sample of just what a new, very large consumption tax will taste like. The result is sure to be a significant tax-based lifting of sticker prices across a huge range of goods.
By Richard Cullen  |  Oct.08, 2018  |  0 comments Read more...
US Dollar: The Unexpected Victim of Trump’s Iran Deal Exit?
Politics,Economy

US Dollar: The Unexpected Victim of Trump’s Iran Deal Exit?

The decision of other signatories to proceed with the JCPOA and the likelihood of a successful new trading arrangement sans US dollar could hurt the international position of the US dollar and the currency will be collateral damage to the current impasse.
By Henry Hing Lee Chan   |  Oct.05, 2018  |  0 comments Read more...
Purchase of Missile Defense System Seals India-Russia Cooperation
Politics,South Asia

Purchase of Missile Defense System Seals India-Russia Cooperation

In July 2018, Indian Defense Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced that India was going ahead with the purchase of the S-400 Triumf missile shield from Russia. The US had on numerous occasions conveyed its discomfort with India’s decision to make this purchase.
By Aditi Bhaduri  |  Oct.04, 2018  |  0 comments Read more...
The Eastern Economic Forum and Russia’s Look East Policy
Economy,East Asia

The Eastern Economic Forum and Russia’s Look East Policy

The Eastern Economic Forum, Russia’s economic outreach to the world, attracted participants from 60 countries. The most notable ones were China and Japan. The EEF was held for three years continuously in Russia’s Far Eastern city of Vladivostok
By Tai Wei Lim   |  Oct.03, 2018  |  2 comments Read more...
The Sulawesi Tsunami and the Radical Contingency of the World
Society,Environment,Southeast Asia

The Sulawesi Tsunami and the Radical Contingency of the World

While humankind is generally lulled by its technological mastery and regularization of the forces of nature, natural disasters such as the one which struck Sulawesi reveal the efficacy of such technological apparatuses to be radically contingent on forces that are beyond anybody’s control.
By Alvin Cheng-Hin Lim  |  Oct.02, 2018  |  0 comments Read more...
Maldives’ Presidential Election: A Dawn for Change
Politics,South Asia

Maldives’ Presidential Election: A Dawn for Change

Amidst political turmoil and deadlock, Maldives voted in its third democratic election on September 23, 2018. Opposition leader Ibrahim Solih secured 58.3 percent against President Abdul Yameen, a strongman politician who conceded defeat with 41.7 percent vote share.
By Rishi Gupta   |  Oct.01, 2018  |  0 comments Read more...
US-China Trade War: Lessons from US Trade Retaliations against Japan
Politics,Economy,East Asia

US-China Trade War: Lessons from US Trade Retaliations against Japan

The recent US trade retaliation against China is similar to that against Japan in the 1970s and 1980s. Japan’s economy was badly hit after the large appreciation of the Japanese yen as part of the measures to resolve the bilateral trade imbalance
By Min-Hua Chiang  |  Sep.28, 2018  |  0 comments Read more...

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A Spratlys Environmentally Protected Area?

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

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Italy and the Snowball of Populism

South Asia’s Urban, Educated Jihadists

South Asia’s Urban, Educated Jihadists

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

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

Trump’s Decision to Honor the One-China Policy: How Best to Explain It?

Trump’s Decision to Honor the One-China Policy: How Best to Explain It?

How Predatory Value Extraction Ruined the American Middle Class

How Predatory Value Extraction Ruined the American Middle Class

The Quetta Massacre and the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor

The Quetta Massacre and the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor

Can Trump “Warm” to the One Belt One Road Initiative?

Can Trump “Warm” to the One Belt One Road Initiative?

Has Obama Driven Trump into a Conflict with China?

Has Obama Driven Trump into a Conflict with China?

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