Xi Jinping and the Removal of Presidential Term Limits in China

    By Dennis V. Hickey Apr. 17, 2018
    China scrapped its presidential two-term limit, allowing President Xi Jinping to seek a third term in 2022. The change was criticized by numerous Western pundits as “dangerous,” “regressive,” and “potentially disastrous.” Are such criticisms warranted?

    China’s New Arctic Policy Needs Close Analysis

    By Mark E. Rosen on Apr. 20, 2018

    The Tug of War between Taiwan and the PRC

    By Peter Kien-hong Yu on Apr. 18, 2018

    A “New Normal” in the South China Sea?

    By Mark J. Valencia on Apr. 16, 2018
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China’s New Arctic Policy Needs Close Analysis
Politics,Economy,China

China’s New Arctic Policy Needs Close Analysis

Now that the dust has settled on China’s big policy announcement, it is time to take a fresh look at China’s Arctic Policy and assess what it means for the US and the other five states that have a coastline on the Arctic Sea: Canada, Greenland (Denmark), Russia, Norway, and Iceland.
By Mark E. Rosen   |  Apr.20, 2018  |  0 comments Read more...
The Tug of War between Taiwan and the PRC
Politics,East Asia

The Tug of War between Taiwan and the PRC

After the Taiwan Travel Act is signed, Taiwan’s independence activists and supporters are elated. After decades of struggle, the tug of war has now become a contest between Taiwan and the PRC.
By Peter Kien-hong Yu  |  Apr.18, 2018  |  0 comments Read more...

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The Pakistan Puzzle: How Will Trump Deal with It?
Politics,Security,South Asia

The Pakistan Puzzle: How Will Trump Deal with It?

Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi recently met with US Vice President Mike Pence. One of the challenges which the US is facing is that despite taking tough measures on Pakistan lately, there has been no visible change in Islamabad’s approach towards terror groups.
By Tridivesh Singh Maini   |  Apr.13, 2018  |  0 comments Read more...
Civic Activism Gains Momentum in Afghanistan
Politics,Society,South Asia

Civic Activism Gains Momentum in Afghanistan

The people of Afghanistan have made use of democratic practices, such as popular sit-ins, social media activism, and even satire, as ways to make themselves heard even if their faith in the government and the administration continues to diminish by the day.
By Chayanika Saxena  |  Apr.12, 2018  |  0 comments Read more...
Withdrawing from the ICC: What Now for the Philippines?
Politics,Southeast Asia

Withdrawing from the ICC: What Now for the Philippines?

On March 16, 2018, the Philippines began the process of its withdrawal from the International Criminal Court. The decision ultimately discredits the Philippines’ democratic credentials that are supposedly grounded on the ideals of human rights.
By Andrea Chloe Wong   |  Apr.11, 2018  |  0 comments Read more...
What is Structural Blindness?
Politics,Society

What is Structural Blindness?

The recent discovery of a hitherto-unrecognized human organ, the interstitium, has provided an example of the phenomenon of structural blindness: the inability of people to see something not because of a defect in their eyes, but because of a long-standing feature of the world.
By Alvin Cheng-Hin Lim  |  Apr.10, 2018  |  0 comments Read more...
The South China Sea Disputes: Will Taiwan’s Role Be Enhanced?
Security,Hotspots,China

The South China Sea Disputes: Will Taiwan’s Role Be Enhanced?

Taiwan’s interests and role in the South China Sea disputes have essentially been officially ignored. With the election of US President Donald Trump and appointment of John Bolton as National Security Advisor, its influence and involvement may increase substantially.
By Mark J. Valencia   |  Apr.09, 2018  |  0 comments Read more...
How India Should Deal with Developments within SAARC
Politics,South Asia

How India Should Deal with Developments within SAARC

What India should be closely observing is not just China’s steady clout in the region, but also Pakistan’s ties with other countries in India’s immediate neighborhood and attempts by Islamabad to revive the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation process.
By Tridivesh Singh Maini  |  Apr.06, 2018  |  0 comments Read more...
TAPI has Potential but Challenges Remain
Politics,Economy,South Asia

TAPI has Potential but Challenges Remain

On February 23, 2018, the representatives of Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and India attended the ground-breaking ceremony for the TAPI gas pipeline, which is intended to transfer 33 billion cubic feet of natural gas from Turkmenistan to the three countries.
By Aditi Bhaduri   |  Apr.05, 2018  |  0 comments Read more...
Kim Jong-un’s Beijing Trip: China-North Korea Relationship is Still “Special”
Security,Hotspots,East Asia

Kim Jong-un’s Beijing Trip: China-North Korea Relationship is Still “Special”

Kim Jong-un’s visit was very strategically calculated. It had two purposes. The first was to bring China-North Korea relations back on track. The second was to seek China’s insurance and confirm China’s patron-state status.
By Jaewoo Choo  |  Apr.03, 2018  |  0 comments Read more...

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New Roles Played by Different PLA Departments after China’s Military Reform

New Roles Played by Different PLA Departments after China’s Military Reform

China Making Progress on Climate and Environment Issues

China Making Progress on Climate and Environment Issues

Why Is China Building New Islands in the South China Sea?

Why Is China Building New Islands in the South China Sea?

America’s Strategic Misjudgment and Miscalculation in the South China Sea Issue

America’s Strategic Misjudgment and Miscalculation in the South China Sea Issue

China’s New Species of Environmental Protest

China’s New Species of Environmental Protest

China, the US and the South China Sea: What’s Going On?

China, the US and the South China Sea: What’s Going On?

The Dynamic Balance of Power in the South China Sea

The Dynamic Balance of Power in the South China Sea

Xi Jinping’s Reform Leading Group: Two Years in Operation

Xi Jinping’s Reform Leading Group: Two Years in Operation

The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor One Year On

The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor One Year On

The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor Two Years On

The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor Two Years On

Nation Building: The Experience of Southeast Asia

Nation Building: The Experience of Southeast Asia

Universal Insurance Coverage ≠ Universal Health Coverage, but China is Getting Closer

Universal Insurance Coverage ≠ Universal Health Coverage, but China is Getting Closer

“Iron Brothers”: Sino-Pakistani Relations and  The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor

“Iron Brothers”: Sino-Pakistani Relations and The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor

China’s Fugitive Officials and Vanishing Fortune

China’s Fugitive Officials and Vanishing Fortune

Credit Where Credit Is Due: Celebrating China's 13th Five-Year Plan

Credit Where Credit Is Due: Celebrating China's 13th Five-Year Plan

Human-Scale Economics: Economic Growth and Poverty Reduction in Northeastern Thailand

Human-Scale Economics: Economic Growth and Poverty Reduction in Northeastern Thailand

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