Taiwan’s Tsai Ing-wen’s Three Strategies to Seek Re-election
Politics,East Asia
By Xiaolin Duan - 06 Jun 2019

Taiwan’s Tsai Ing-wen’s Three Strategies to Seek Re-election

In the primary election of the DPP, Tsai is challenged by William Lai, a former Premier of the Executive Yuan. Lai’s popularity rate is higher than Tsai in most polls. It is quite likely that Tsai will fail to win the nomination of DPP and lose the chance of being re-elected in the general election.
The Iran-Pakistan-India Triangle
Politics,South Asia

By Tridivesh Singh Maini - 04 Jun 2019

The Iran-Pakistan-India Triangle

India-Pakistan Relations: Who Won the Diplomatic War?
Politics,South Asia

By Aditi Bhaduri - 03 Jun 2019

India-Pakistan Relations: Who Won the Diplomatic War?

Sri Lanka Bombings and the Spreading Arc of ISIS in India
Politics,South Asia

Sri Lanka Bombings and the Spreading Arc of ISIS in India

A series of blasts in the island country of Sri Lanka targeting three churches and two five-star hotels resulted in the death of 253 people. Given the magnitude of the attack, it could easily be categorized as one of the deadliest in South Asia.
Japan: From the Heisei Period to the Reiwa Reign
Politics,Society,East Asia

Japan: From the Heisei Period to the Reiwa Reign

The new Japanese Emperor Naruhito has been enthroned at the start of a new era known as the Reiwa reign. Due to his failing health and old age, Emperor Akihito decided to step down and retire in favor of his son Crown Prince Naruhito.
By Tai Wei Lim - 30 May 2019 | 0 comments Read more...
A Nobel Peace Prize for India’s Election Commission?
Politics,Society,South Asia

A Nobel Peace Prize for India’s Election Commission?

India’s Election Commission has carried out the largest democratic elections in the world by relatively free and fair means. It may be a good time for the Norwegian Nobel Committee to award the upcoming Peace Prize to India’s Election Commission.
A Conspicuous Innovation in Chinese Jurisprudence: The Advisory Interpretation
Politics,Hotspots,China

A Conspicuous Innovation in Chinese Jurisprudence: The Advisory Interpretation

In late 2017, the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress issued an Advisory Interpretation for the very first time. It arose from the intense debate about establishing joint Hong Kong and Mainland immigration facilities at the new Hong Kong High Speed Rail station.
Indonesian Election: Jokowi Victory, but Risk of Civil Unrest Looms
Politics,Southeast Asia

Indonesian Election: Jokowi Victory, but Risk of Civil Unrest Looms

Indonesia’s presidential election result announcement on May 21, 2019 marks the end of a relatively peaceful campaign season but the beginning of a post-election period with the risk of unrest.
Can Huawei Survive the Storm?
Politics,Economy,China

Can Huawei Survive the Storm?

Considering the historical dominance of US companies in the telecommunication semiconductor business and the software platforms powering smartphones, there is a legitimate concern as to whether Huawei can survive the US sanctions.
The Belt and Road Diplomacy: China’s Geo-intellect on the Rise?
Politics,Economy,China

The Belt and Road Diplomacy: China’s Geo-intellect on the Rise?

With the launch of the Belt and Road Initiative, China’s international profile in education and research is going up. This phenomenon can be termed geo-intellect, a subset of China’s global power project.
By Romi Jain - 24 May 2019 | 0 comments Read more...
Japan-Canada Ties and Abe’s Recent Visit
Politics,Economy,East Asia

Japan-Canada Ties and Abe’s Recent Visit

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visited Canada in April 2019. His meeting with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was important from a strategic and economic dimension.
The US Space Force: Not Quite Ready for Liftoff
Politics,Society

The US Space Force: Not Quite Ready for Liftoff

China is developing weapons that could take out US space systems in a conflict. In response to this threat, the Trump Administration has proposed a US Space Force to protect US interests in space. The USSF received a mixed reception and faces a long road to its creation.
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