A Fresh Chinese Critique of the South China Sea Arbitration Decision

    By Alvin Cheng-Hin Lim May. 18, 2018
    A team of legal experts from the Chinese Society of International Law has just published a major critique of the PCA arbitral award in the case of Philippines v. China on their South China Sea dispute in the Chinese Journal of International Law.

    The South China Sea: Realpolitik Does Indeed Trump Moralpolitik

    By Mark J. Valencia on May. 21, 2018

    Mahathir’s Re-Election: People’s Rage is Main Factor

    By Alvin Cheng-Hin Lim on May. 17, 2018

    China-India Border Dispute: Stabilizing Military Relations is Key to Peace

    By Amrita Jash on May. 16, 2018
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The South China Sea: Realpolitik Does Indeed Trump Moralpolitik
Security,Hotspots,Southeast Asia

The South China Sea: Realpolitik Does Indeed Trump Moralpolitik

In a recent posting in The Diplomat, Tuan N. Pham denies that realpolitik can triumph or has triumphed over moralpolitik and urges the US not to “back down” in the South China Sea.
By Mark J. Valencia   |  May.21, 2018  |  0 comments Read more...
A Fresh Chinese Critique of the South China Sea Arbitration Decision
Security,Hotspots,Southeast Asia

A Fresh Chinese Critique of the South China Sea Arbitration Decision

A team of legal experts from the Chinese Society of International Law has just published a major critique of the PCA arbitral award in the case of Philippines v. China on their South China Sea dispute in the Chinese Journal of International Law.
By Alvin Cheng-Hin Lim  |  May.18, 2018  |  1 comments Read more...

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Will Mahathir Put a Brake on Chinese Mega Projects in Malaysia?
Politics,Southeast Asia

Will Mahathir Put a Brake on Chinese Mega Projects in Malaysia?

Hours after the Mahathir-led opposition coalition Pakatan Harapan clinched a surprising victory at the Malaysian 14th General Election, Mahathir told reporters that his new government “may renegotiate” some deals with China.
The 2018 Malaysian Elections: After the Shock, What’s Next?
Politics,Southeast Asia

The 2018 Malaysian Elections: After the Shock, What’s Next?

Malaysia’s 92-year old Dr Mahathir Mohamad is voted back into power. He is likely to reach out to other opposition figures as well as anti-Najib factions within the former ruling party, as he pursues justice for the scandals plaguing Malaysian politics.
By Tai Wei Lim  |  May.14, 2018  |  0 comments Read more...
Are China-US Relations Entering a Dangerous New Phase in the South China Sea?
Security,Hotspots,Southeast Asia

Are China-US Relations Entering a Dangerous New Phase in the South China Sea?

Most analysts agree that China and the US are locked in a seminal long-term struggle for dominance in Asia. A new and more dangerous phase in their troubled relationship may be beginning and one window on this dynamic is their behavior in the South China Sea.
By Mark J. Valencia   |  May.11, 2018  |  0 comments Read more...
Mahathir: The Strongman Returns
Politics,Southeast Asia

Mahathir: The Strongman Returns

On the morning of May 10, 2018, Malaysians woke up to the return of their long-time political strongman Dr. Mahathir Mohamad. Mahathir had a decisive victory and it seemed voters in rural as well as urban areas were in favor of bringing him back.
By Tai Wei Lim  |  May.10, 2018  |  0 comments Read more...
Thanos and the Population Bomb
Economy,Society,Environment

Thanos and the Population Bomb

The concerns about population in Avengers: Infinity War have deep precedents in environmentalist thought, including the works of Thomas Malthus and Paul Ehrlich.
By Alvin Cheng-Hin Lim   |  May.10, 2018  |  0 comments Read more...
China-ASEAN Relations: Adjustment and Cooperation Needed
Politics,China,Southeast Asia

China-ASEAN Relations: Adjustment and Cooperation Needed

ASEAN needs to make substantive adjustments to meet new challenges and adapt to new situations. They need to discuss and communicate with Beijing and come up with a role for ASEAN that plays to its strengths in the process.
By Hong Zhao  |  May.09, 2018  |  0 comments Read more...
Is the 2018 Inter-Korean Summit the "Beginning of New Peace" ?
Security,Hotspots,East Asia

Is the 2018 Inter-Korean Summit the "Beginning of New Peace" ?

Kim Jung-un crossed the 38th Parallel line southward for the historic third inter-Korean summit on April 27, 2018. It was a 12 hour-long event that included a summit talk, a break, a stroll, the monumental event of planting a tree, and a banquet.
By Jaewoo Choo   |  May.07, 2018  |  0 comments Read more...
ASEAN Summit Discusses Smart Cities Network and Trade Tensions
Politics,Economy,Southeast Asia

ASEAN Summit Discusses Smart Cities Network and Trade Tensions

The 32nd ASEAN Summit was held in Singapore from April 25-28, 2018. Top of the agenda was ASEAN’s call to form a grid of smart cities by connecting Southeast Asia’s top tiered cities. ASEAN was also concerned about the trade tensions between the US and China.
By Tai Wei Lim  |  May.03, 2018  |  0 comments Read more...

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Vietnam and the Philippines: Learning Together for Primary Care Payment Reform

Vietnam and the Philippines: Learning Together for Primary Care Payment Reform

Regulatory Reforms in the Chinese Healthcare Sector

Regulatory Reforms in the Chinese Healthcare Sector

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

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

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Cinematic Rupture: Reading Cambodia’s Genocide through Deleuze and Guattari

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

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

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Tax Administration Reform in China

Does Poor Trade Performance Spell the End of China’s Export-Oriented Development?

Does Poor Trade Performance Spell the End of China’s Export-Oriented Development?

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

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

Is China a Neocolonial Power in Africa?

Is China a Neocolonial Power in Africa?

Xi Jinping Promotes One Belt and One Road in Central and Eastern Europe

Xi Jinping Promotes One Belt and One Road in Central and Eastern Europe

China Launches a Controversial Directive to Open Up Gated Residential Compounds

China Launches a Controversial Directive to Open Up Gated Residential Compounds

Center-State Ties in India and Their Impact on Foreign Policy

Center-State Ties in India and Their Impact on Foreign Policy

RMB: The Sooner the Depreciation, the Better

RMB: The Sooner the Depreciation, the Better

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

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

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