Asia’s Cultural and Intellectual Rejuvenation

    By Michael S. H. Heng Apr. 25, 2017
    The 21st century has been called the Asian Century. Can it be a period that draw on the best of human achievements and advance them, contributing immensely to a new global civilization?

    Harmony in a World of Contradictions

    By Peter Kien-hong Yu on Apr. 25, 2017

    Countering Violent Extremism in Pakistan

    By Abdul Basit on Apr. 18, 2017

    ASEAN at 50: Challenges and Opportunities for Cambodia

    By Kimkong Heng on Apr. 17, 2017
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Harmony in a World of Contradictions
Society,China

Harmony in a World of Contradictions

We live in a world of contradictions. However, there is no doubt that the Chinese mind and heart prefer to emphasize harmony. Confucius speaks of the Middle Way. Facing a dilemma, a person would choose not to go to extremes.
By Peter Kien-hong Yu   |  Apr.25, 2017  |  0 comments Read more...
Asia’s Cultural and Intellectual Rejuvenation
Society,Southeast Asia

Asia’s Cultural and Intellectual Rejuvenation

The 21st century has been called the Asian Century. Can it be a period that draw on the best of human achievements and advance them, contributing immensely to a new global civilization?
By Michael S. H. Heng   |  Apr.25, 2017  |  0 comments Read more...

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Philippines' Relations with China and Japan: A Pragmatic Approach under Duterte
Economy,East Asia,Southeast Asia

Philippines' Relations with China and Japan: A Pragmatic Approach under Duterte

In October 2016, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte visited China and Japan, two of the country’s important economic partners. His trips earned the Philippines millions of dollars’ worth of Chinese and Japanese loans and investments.
By Andrea Chloe Wong   |  Apr.20, 2017  |  0 comments Read more...
Where Trump Goes Next on Trade
Economy

Where Trump Goes Next on Trade

Even though Trump’s actions vis-à-vis the TPP sent some shock waves, his engagements with Japanese Prime Minister Abe suggests that neither is walking away from US-Japan security or their bilateral trade relationship. The same can probably be said about NAFTA.  
By Mark E. Rosen  |  Apr.19, 2017  |  0 comments Read more...
Does a “Rising China” Pose a Threat to the US and the Region?
Politics,China

Does a “Rising China” Pose a Threat to the US and the Region?

The greatest concern stems from China’s potential hegemonic status in the world and “the ideological incompatibility of China with the Western value system.” However, the only aspect which can be considered a threat is when there are challenges to China’s core national interests.
By Veasna Var & Sovinda Po   |  Apr.18, 2017  |  0 comments Read more...
Countering Violent Extremism in Pakistan
Security,South Asia

Countering Violent Extremism in Pakistan

Terrorist networks can recover from territorial setbacks, infrastructural damage, and manpower losses, but ideological de-legitimization neutralizes their popular appeal. The Pakistani government must challenge the militants in the realm of ideas as well.
By Abdul Basit  |  Apr.18, 2017  |  0 comments Read more...
ASEAN at 50: Challenges and Opportunities for Cambodia
Politics,Economy,Southeast Asia

ASEAN at 50: Challenges and Opportunities for Cambodia

ASEAN celebrates its 50th anniversary this year and Cambodia celebrates its 18th birthday in ASEAN. What are the challenges Cambodia has to confront and what opportunities will this regional group bring to the country?
By Kimkong Heng   |  Apr.17, 2017  |  0 comments Read more...
The Westinghouse Bankruptcy: Test for Chinese Investment in US Infrastructure
Economy

The Westinghouse Bankruptcy: Test for Chinese Investment in US Infrastructure

The bankruptcy of Westinghouse raised the spectre of a Chinese takeover of the nuclear power plant projects. Bloomberg reported that cabinet officials had been involved in discussions about how to keep Westinghouse out of the control of a Chinese entity.
By Henry Hing Lee Chan  |  Apr.17, 2017  |  0 comments Read more...
On CPEC, India Should Be Tough but Not Rigid
Economy,South Asia

On CPEC, India Should Be Tough but Not Rigid

India’s key challenge is to come up with a rational response to CPEC, and not allow any one strand to influence its approach towards this project, which seeks to connect Kashgar in Xinjiang with Gwadar in Balochistan.
By Tridivesh Singh Maini   |  Apr.14, 2017  |  0 comments Read more...
After the Xi-Trump Summit, Focus is on Trade and North Korea
Economy,Security

After the Xi-Trump Summit, Focus is on Trade and North Korea

In order for US-China relations to move towards more cooperation, reducing US trade deficit and increasing Chinese investments in the US to create more jobs, and the multilateral dismantlement of the North Korea’s nuclear ambitions, are the likely positive starting points.  
By Wei Luo  |  Apr.14, 2017  |  0 comments Read more...

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North Korean Nuclear Issue: Strong Leadership from China Needed

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Trump’s Worldview: Some Preliminary Observations

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Hong Kong’s 2016 Legislative Council Election: Divisions in the Political Landscape

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The Fragile Stalemate Across the Taiwan Strait

The Fragile Stalemate Across the Taiwan Strait

Transboundary Environmental Security in the Mekong River

Transboundary Environmental Security in the Mekong River

Asian Democracy

Asian Democracy

The Persistence of National Memories of Trauma

The Persistence of National Memories of Trauma

Engineering A Venture Capital Market in China

Engineering A Venture Capital Market in China

Financial Sustainability of China’s Social Health Insurance Funds

Financial Sustainability of China’s Social Health Insurance Funds

2016: A Breakthrough Year for Populism

2016: A Breakthrough Year for Populism

Making Sense of the Global Financial Market: “Trust Conspiracy Theories”

Making Sense of the Global Financial Market: “Trust Conspiracy Theories”

Japan’s Yield Curve Control: Revival of an Old Idea

Japan’s Yield Curve Control: Revival of an Old Idea

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