The Intensifying US-China Soft Power Struggle for the South China Sea

    By Mark J. Valencia Aug. 15, 2018
    t the ASEAN meetings, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo stated an indirect but obvious warning to China that Washington was committed to the rule of law in the South China Sea. He then announced a security aid package to Southeast Asia prioritizing maritime security.

    America’s Grand Asian Strategy and the South China Sea

    By Mark J. Valencia on Aug. 17, 2018

    Laos Poverty Alleviation Efforts by China

    By Tai Wei Lim on Aug. 16, 2018

    A Look at the 51st ASEAN Ministerial Meeting

    By Tai Wei Lim on Aug. 14, 2018
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America’s Grand Asian Strategy and the South China Sea
Security,Hotspots,Southeast Asia

America’s Grand Asian Strategy and the South China Sea

The US should have a grand strategy for Asia and determine the role of the South China Sea in it. But what are the US goals in Asia and does it have a “grand strategy” to achieve them?
By Mark J. Valencia   |  Aug.17, 2018  |  0 comments Read more...
Laos Poverty Alleviation Efforts by China
Economy,Society,Southeast Asia

Laos Poverty Alleviation Efforts by China

In 2016, the Chinese government provided over RMB 33 million for the Pilot Project for Poverty Reduction Cooperation in East Asia which is based on technical and financial support from China for the specific purpose of poverty alleviation in Laos.
By Tai Wei Lim  |  Aug.16, 2018  |  0 comments Read more...

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Will Imran Khan Change Pakistan’s Ties with Saudi Arabia and Iran?
Politics,South Asia

Will Imran Khan Change Pakistan’s Ties with Saudi Arabia and Iran?

In the first address after his triumph, Pakistani Prime Minister designate Imran Khan emphasized the need for robust ties between Pakistan and its neighbors, in particular the possible role which Pakistan could play in a reconciliation between Saudi Arabia and Iran.
By Tridivesh Singh Maini   |  Aug.13, 2018  |  0 comments Read more...
The Juncker-Trump Truce and its Implications for the US-China Trade War
Politics,Economy

The Juncker-Trump Truce and its Implications for the US-China Trade War

The Juncker-Trump agreement is perceived by some analysts to be a game-changer, signaling that the US is forming a new US-centric world trade order on a bilateral basis excluding its perceived adversaries such as China.
By Henry Hing Lee Chan  |  Aug.10, 2018  |  0 comments Read more...
The Cambodian Election and its Outcome
Politics,Southeast Asia

The Cambodian Election and its Outcome

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen’s political party won hands-down in the General Elections held on July 29, 2018. Critics disputed the results and argued they were not fair to the people.
By Tai Wei Lim   |  Aug.08, 2018  |  0 comments Read more...
Aligning Cultural Resources with China’s New Developmental Philosophy
Politics,Economy,China

Aligning Cultural Resources with China’s New Developmental Philosophy

With its new Silk Road strategy, China has set in motion a timely initiative that may very well un-fold dynamics towards a wholesome development for the Eurasian countries. This is an opportunity for deep, pragmatic, well-considered, and orchestrated collaborative strategies.
By Ole Döring  |  Aug.07, 2018  |  0 comments Read more...
Political Risk and the Belt and Road Initiative
Politics,Economy,China

Political Risk and the Belt and Road Initiative

Recent difficulties facing the implementation of infrastructure projects that are being constructed under China’s Belt and Road Initiative have highlighted the political risk faced by such multiyear projects when hosted in countries with democratic systems of government.
By Alvin Cheng-Hin Lim   |  Aug.06, 2018  |  0 comments Read more...
Chinese Humanism: A Solution to Regional Cooperation in the BRI?
Society,China

Chinese Humanism: A Solution to Regional Cooperation in the BRI?

One under-discussed aspect of the Belt and Road Initiative is how ancient Chinese wisdom can help facilitate regional cooperation. It might be interesting to find out how ancient Chinese philosophy can better facilitate the BRI’s implementation in its culturally-diverse setting.
By Bo Yuan Chang   |  Aug.03, 2018  |  0 comments Read more...
China’s Ties with Middle East Goes Beyond Oil into Technology
Politics,Economy,China

China’s Ties with Middle East Goes Beyond Oil into Technology

At the 2018 China-Arab States Cooperation Forum, cooperation is sought over long-term strategic planning in the areas of digital economy, artificial intelligence, new materials technology, pharmaceutical medicine, and smart cities.
By Jianyue Xue   |  Aug.02, 2018  |  0 comments Read more...
The Spiral Repetitions of Cambodia’s 2018 General Election
Politics,Southeast Asia

The Spiral Repetitions of Cambodia’s 2018 General Election

The 1998 Cambodian General Election was held in the aftermath of the crushing of the Funcinpec Party, while the 2018 General Election was held in the aftermath of the ouster of the CNRP.
By Alvin Cheng-Hin Lim  |  Aug.01, 2018  |  0 comments Read more...

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Is America Losing the Soft Power Contest in Southeast Asia?

Is America Losing the Soft Power Contest in Southeast Asia?

China-Pakistan Economic Corridor: Perils and Prospects

China-Pakistan Economic Corridor: Perils and Prospects

Get China to Negotiate with SCS Neighbors: A Message to Trump

Get China to Negotiate with SCS Neighbors: A Message to Trump

Xi Jinping and the Future of the Communist Party of China

Xi Jinping and the Future of the Communist Party of China

Protest Erupts in Sri Lanka's Hambantota over Chinese Megaproject

Protest Erupts in Sri Lanka's Hambantota over Chinese Megaproject

US-China Relations: Clinton Vs Trump

US-China Relations: Clinton Vs Trump

Time for Asia-Pacific Middle Powers to Do More for Regional Security?

Time for Asia-Pacific Middle Powers to Do More for Regional Security?

The South China Sea Disputes: What’s Next?

The South China Sea Disputes: What’s Next?

The US-China Underwater Drone Incident: More Than Meets the Eye

The US-China Underwater Drone Incident: More Than Meets the Eye

Will Trump Order a Strike on North Korea?

Will Trump Order a Strike on North Korea?

New Dynamics in ASEAN’s Stance on South China Sea

New Dynamics in ASEAN’s Stance on South China Sea

Do US Actions in the South China Sea Violate International Law?

Do US Actions in the South China Sea Violate International Law?

India-UK Economic Relations and Impact of Brexit

India-UK Economic Relations and Impact of Brexit

Key Parts of US Navy Commander’s Handbook Are Dangerously Misleading

Key Parts of US Navy Commander’s Handbook Are Dangerously Misleading

China and Neoliberalism

China and Neoliberalism

South Africa and the Global Indigenous Struggle for Land

South Africa and the Global Indigenous Struggle for Land

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