In the Face of China’s Successes, “Haters” Are Grasping at Straws

    By Mark J. Valencia Nov. 24, 2017
    In the wake of China’s spectacular advances on many fronts, economic, technological, military, diplomatic and others, haters are grasping at straws of hope for its failure. The rising chorus of whistling by the graveyard comes on the heels of Trump’s first visit to Asia.  

    A New Warmth in Sino-Vietnam Relations

    By Amrita Jash on Nov. 24, 2017

    Cross-Strait Relations: Chinese Perspectives after the 19th Party Congress

    By Tai Wei Lim on Nov. 23, 2017

    Factoring Iran in the Delhi-Washington Nexus

    By Pervaiz Ali Mahesar on Nov. 22, 2017
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In the Face of China’s Successes, “Haters” Are Grasping at Straws
China

In the Face of China’s Successes, “Haters” Are Grasping at Straws

In the wake of China’s spectacular advances on many fronts, economic, technological, military, diplomatic and others, haters are grasping at straws of hope for its failure. The rising chorus of whistling by the graveyard comes on the heels of Trump’s first visit to Asia.  
By Mark J. Valencia   |  Nov.24, 2017  |  0 comments Read more...
A New Warmth in Sino-Vietnam Relations
Politics,China,Southeast Asia

A New Warmth in Sino-Vietnam Relations

On November 9, 2017, Chinese President Xi Jinping published an article “For a New Vista in China-Vietnam Friendship” in the official Vietnamese newspaper Nhan Dan, reflecting Beijing’s burgeoning interest to strengthen its ties with Hanoi by mitigating their differences.
By Amrita Jash  |  Nov.24, 2017  |  0 comments Read more...

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Trump’s “Kill the Terrorists” Speech Shows Holes in US-Afghan Policy
Politics,South Asia

Trump’s “Kill the Terrorists” Speech Shows Holes in US-Afghan Policy

The US’ continuing occupation of Afghanistan has done little to resolve the War on Terror, nor does Trump’s “Rambo” rhetoric, which is met with much national and international criticism.
By Chayanika Saxena   |  Nov.21, 2017  |  0 comments Read more...
Burundi and the International Criminal Court
Society

Burundi and the International Criminal Court

The ICC has raised its investigation of alleged crimes against humanity in Burundi from a “preliminary examination” to a formal investigation which could lead to “indictments and arrest warrants being issued.”
By Alvin Cheng-Hin Lim  |  Nov.20, 2017  |  0 comments Read more...
Parsing Trump’s Recent Policy Statements on the South China Sea
Politics,Hotspots

Parsing Trump’s Recent Policy Statements on the South China Sea

In the joint statement of the US President and the Vietnamese President, the longest paragraph was the one that addressed the South China Sea issues. The joint statement with the Philippine President essentially repeated phrases from the US-Vietnam’s joint statement.
By Mark J. Valencia   |  Nov.17, 2017  |  0 comments Read more...
The Still Growing US Trade Deficit with China: Whose Fault?
Economy

The Still Growing US Trade Deficit with China: Whose Fault?

US President Donald Trump said that the US trade deficit with China had caused the ruination of US companies, had cost American workers their jobs, and in general was very hurtful to the United States.
By John F. Copper  |  Nov.16, 2017  |  0 comments Read more...
India-Pakistan Relations: Beyond the Security Narrative
Security,South Asia

India-Pakistan Relations: Beyond the Security Narrative

In light of recent US-South Asian diplomacy, India may seek to strengthen transportation and economic ties with Pakistan, as a gesture of peace and a move away from terrorism.
By Tridivesh Singh Maini   |  Nov.15, 2017  |  0 comments Read more...
US, China, India and Japan: Maritime Powers in the Indian and Pacific Oceans
Security,East Asia,South Asia

US, China, India and Japan: Maritime Powers in the Indian and Pacific Oceans

There are four maritime powers in the Indian Ocean Basin and the Pacific Ocean: the US, China, India and Japan. All four have powerful blue water navies and have contributed to peace and security in the region.
By Tai Wei Lim  |  Nov.14, 2017  |  0 comments Read more...
Cross-Strait Relations: Forced Unification is Politically Unwise for China
Politics,China

Cross-Strait Relations: Forced Unification is Politically Unwise for China

As Beijing considers resolving the Taiwan issue via militarized means, Taiwanese opinion, both governmental and public, becomes more polarized among pro-independence, pro-unification, and other related parties.  
By Xiaolin Duan   |  Nov.13, 2017  |  0 comments Read more...
The South China Sea: US Policy Failure and Lessons Learned
Security,Hotspots

The South China Sea: US Policy Failure and Lessons Learned

As ASEAN and its dialogue partners gather in the Philippines for their annual political and security gab-fest, the East Asian Summit, there is a grudging but growing recognition that US policy regarding the South China Sea imbroglio has failed.
By Mark J. Valencia  |  Nov.12, 2017  |  0 comments Read more...

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