Why Trump’s Indo-Pacific Concept Cannot Be a Strategy to Counter China

    By Anita Inder Singh Nov. 16, 2018
    The Trump administration’s concept of the “Indo-Pacific” should be placed in the context of the main strategic aims of his administration: to preserve the world primacy of the US and to prevent a strong China from displacing the US in Asia.

    Xi Jinping’s Dictum of “Building a World Class Military”

    By Amrita Jash on Nov. 15, 2018

    Four Reasons Why China Should Not “Customize” Google.cn

    By Xiaolin Duan on Nov. 14, 2018

    Trump’s Asia Policy is Mostly About China

    By Mark J. Valencia on Nov. 13, 2018
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Why Trump’s Indo-Pacific Concept Cannot Be a Strategy to Counter China
Politics,Security,China

Why Trump’s Indo-Pacific Concept Cannot Be a Strategy to Counter China

The Trump administration’s concept of the “Indo-Pacific” should be placed in the context of the main strategic aims of his administration: to preserve the world primacy of the US and to prevent a strong China from displacing the US in Asia.
By Anita Inder Singh   |  Nov.16, 2018  |  0 comments Read more...
Xi Jinping’s Dictum of “Building a World Class Military”
Security,China

Xi Jinping’s Dictum of “Building a World Class Military”

Chinese President Xi Jinping said: “Lagging behind on the military front is lethal to the security of the country. I have read a lot on China’s modern history, and it gives me great pain whenever I come across a time when we dropped back (in military building) and fell victim to invasions”.
By Amrita Jash  |  Nov.15, 2018  |  0 comments Read more...

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Hong Kong in China: Rethinking the Hong Kong-Mainland Relationship (Part 1)
Politics,Hotspots,East Asia

Hong Kong in China: Rethinking the Hong Kong-Mainland Relationship (Part 1)

It is more than 21 years since Hong Kong became a Special Administrative Region of China. Much has happened that is positive since 1997. At the same time there have been recurring political incidents and stand-offs. Could the HKSAR see a positive future within China?
Meeting China’s Rise: Proposing A New Rebalancing Strategy for ASEAN
Politics,China,Southeast Asia

Meeting China’s Rise: Proposing A New Rebalancing Strategy for ASEAN

ASEAN states’ unwavering support of the “ASEAN Way,” characterized by the making of consensus in tackling regional issues, probably suggested that they maintained a prudent and pragmatic diplomatic posture towards China, in between firm rebalancing and full endorsement.
By Bo Yuan Chang   |  Nov.09, 2018  |  0 comments Read more...
The Middle Finger that Voted: Elections in Afghanistan
Politics,South Asia

The Middle Finger that Voted: Elections in Afghanistan

Middle fingers painted in blue ink, millions of Afghans went to the polls, electing people to the lower house of the Parliament and the District Councils. Aside from macro implications, these elections demonstrated popular faith in the strengths of institutional democracy.
By Chayanika Saxena   |  Nov.08, 2018  |  0 comments Read more...
Withdrawal of EU Trade Preferences: What Choices Does Cambodia Have?
Politics,Economy,Southeast Asia

Withdrawal of EU Trade Preferences: What Choices Does Cambodia Have?

The EU warned that it would withdraw its trade preferences given to Cambodia, if Cambodia could not reverse the perceived deterioration of its human rights situation. The country should not underestimate the potential severe impact of the withdrawal on its garment industry.
By Kimkong Heng  |  Nov.07, 2018  |  0 comments Read more...
Bhutan’s Balancing Act between China and India
Politics,South Asia

Bhutan’s Balancing Act between China and India

In October 2018, Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa won the general elections of Bhutan while the governing party was eliminated. Many analysts believed that the new government would reduce dependence on India while strengthening cooperation with China.
By Nian Peng   |  Nov.06, 2018  |  0 comments Read more...
Sino-Japanese Relations: From Détente to Seeking a New Normal
Politics,Economy,East Asia

Sino-Japanese Relations: From Détente to Seeking a New Normal

It’s on everybody’s lips: the smoother relationship between China and Japan, the world’s second and third economies. The conventional explanation for this round of cozying up is that the common challenge of trade wars is uniting the two Northeast Asian rivals.
By Tai Wei Lim  |  Nov.05, 2018  |  0 comments Read more...
Abe’s China Sojourn: The Emerging New Calculus between China and Japan
Politics,Economy,East Asia

Abe’s China Sojourn: The Emerging New Calculus between China and Japan

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s landmark three-day visit to Beijing from October 25-27, 2018, exemplifies the changing undertone in the fragile relations that have been severely affected by territorial disputes and contentions over Japan’s past aggression.
By Amrita Jash   |  Nov.02, 2018  |  0 comments Read more...
The “Blueprints for Management of the South China Sea”: A Critique
Security,Hotspots,Southeast Asia

The “Blueprints for Management of the South China Sea”: A Critique

A robust, binding code of conduct for the South China Sea has become a “holy grail” for analysts and decision makers alike. Many have tried to find it and failed. The Blueprint for a South China Sea Code of Conduct is likely to fail to gain wide acceptance too.
By Mark J. Valencia  |  Nov.01, 2018  |  0 comments Read more...

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