China’s Growing Influence in Italy and Greece
Politics,Economy,China
By Anita Inder Singh - 29 Apr 2019

China’s Growing Influence in Italy and Greece

Italy and Greece joined China’s Belt and Road Initiative in March and April, 2019. A major Chinese economic activity in the two Mediterranean countries will center around the development of three historic ports – Trieste and Genoa in Italy and Piraeus in Greece.
Trump’s “Taiwan Card”: How Real?
Politics,East Asia

By John F. Copper - 26 Apr 2019

Trump’s “Taiwan Card”: How Real?

In a Time-Warped Afghanistan
Politics,South Asia

By Chayanika Saxena - 25 Apr 2019

In a Time-Warped Afghanistan

India’s General Election Won’t Alter Ties with China
Politics,China,South Asia

India’s General Election Won’t Alter Ties with China

China is understandably keeping a close watch on India’s general election in April-May 2019. Irrespective of the election results, India’s policy towards China is not likely to change significantly.
What Makes the World’s Best Airports Tick?
Politics,Economy,Society

What Makes the World’s Best Airports Tick?

Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi International Airport and Kuala Lumpur International Airport have become Southeast Asian air hubs with intentions to challenge Singapore’s Changi International Airport to be the region’s number one air hub.
By Tai Wei Lim - 23 Apr 2019 | 0 comments Read more...
The BRI as an Agenda for International Development and Cooperation
Politics,Economy,China

The BRI as an Agenda for International Development and Cooperation

Most of the Western criticisms of the BRI are that the initiative is a geopolitical “strategy”. Considering its importance for China’s opening-up in the current stage, we believe it can be further defined as a major international cooperation agenda.
South Asia’s Militant Landscape After the Pulwama Attack
Politics,South Asia

South Asia’s Militant Landscape After the Pulwama Attack

The Pulwama attack has again exposed the vulnerability of India and Pakistan to terrorist blackmail, bringing the two to the brink of war. The aftermath of the attack underscores a new phase of militancy in Kashmir and renewed hostilities between India and Pakistan.
By Abdul Basit - 17 Apr 2019 | 0 comments Read more...
Uzbekistan Deepens Ties with the UAE
Politics,Economy,Central Asia

Uzbekistan Deepens Ties with the UAE

Uzbekistan President Shavkat Mirziyoyev paid an official visit to the UAE from March 24-26, 2019. The UAE with a sovereign wealth fund of USD 800 billion is a valuable economic partner for the cash strapped and doubly landlocked Central Asian country.
Is China Modernizing Meritocracy for Public Governance?
Politics,Society,China

Is China Modernizing Meritocracy for Public Governance?

Chinese President Xi Jinping emphasizes meritocracy and would like to apply it to every corner of public governance in China. Can meritocracy, which looks set to be regenerated by China, enlighten public governance in China and beyond?
The Huawei Ban: Adversity or Opportunity?
Politics,Economy,China

The Huawei Ban: Adversity or Opportunity?

After the US called for a boycott on Huawei over espionage concerns, several countries have since blocked telecoms companies from using Huawei gear in next-generation 5G mobile networks.
By Yu Fu - 11 Apr 2019 | 0 comments Read more...
Malaysian PM Mahathir’s Visit to Pakistan
Politics,Economy,Southeast Asia

Malaysian PM Mahathir’s Visit to Pakistan

Pakistan has been trying to draw foreign direct investment, and one of the important developments during Mahathir’s visit was the ground breaking ceremony for Malaysian car maker Proton’s assembly plant near Karachi in Sindh Province.
Hun Sen’s Legitimacy Dilemma
Politics,Economy,Southeast Asia

Hun Sen’s Legitimacy Dilemma

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen is facing significant challenges to his legitimacy. He appears to be in a dilemma over how to deal with measures taken by the European Union to suspend the Kingdom’s preferential access to the EU Single Market.
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