South Korean Legislative Elections: Park’s Government in Grave Position
Politics,East Asia
By Jaewoo Choo - 24 Apr 2016

South Korean Legislative Elections: Park’s Government in Grave Position

The results of South Korea’s legislative elections on April 13 took many by surprise, as the ruling party was roundly defeated by two opposition parties. President Park’s government will be greatly challenged by the legislature on both domestic and foreign policy fronts.
Xi Jinping and His Vision of China
Politics,China

By Yongnian Zheng - 11 Mar 2016

Xi Jinping and His Vision of China

Why US Criticism of the Belt and Road Initiative Is Not Enough?
Politics,Economy,China,East Asia

By Tridivesh Singh Maini - 27 Nov 2019

Why US Criticism of the Belt and Road Initiative Is Not Enough?

What Will Likely Happen to the Taiwan Area Before and After January 11, 2020?
Politics,China,East Asia

What Will Likely Happen to the Taiwan Area Before and After January 11, 2020?

It is clear by now that three candidates will compete for the 15th presidency on January 11, 2020 in the Taiwan area: Tsai Ing-wen, Han Guo-yu, and James C. Soong.
Duterte's Gambit in Gambling: What's at Stake for the Philippines?
Politics,Society,Southeast Asia

Duterte's Gambit in Gambling: What's at Stake for the Philippines?

Like Cambodia, the Philippines has become a hub for online gambling.
Pakistan’s Unenviable Position in the Intra-Arab Rift
Politics,Hotspots,South Asia

Pakistan’s Unenviable Position in the Intra-Arab Rift

On June 12, 2017, Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif flew to Jeddah to meet with Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud. He was reportedly bluntly asked by King Salman: “Are you with us or with Qatar?”
A New Model of US-Vietnam Relations: In Search of “Balance” of Gains
Politics,Southeast Asia

A New Model of US-Vietnam Relations: In Search of “Balance” of Gains

During Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc’s visit to Washington from May 29-31, 2017, US President Donald Trump stated that he was glad to see more “balanced” trade relations with Vietnam.
By Huong Le Thu - 15 Jun 2017 | 0 comments Read more...
Center-State Ties in India and Their Impact on Foreign Policy
Politics,South Asia

Center-State Ties in India and Their Impact on Foreign Policy

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his 3 years in office has repeatedly urged the Indian states to contribute to the country’s growth story, and to also play their rightful role in strengthening ties with the outside world.
Would Dai Li the Spymaster Make a Difference in the Chinese Civil War?
Politics,East Asia

Would Dai Li the Spymaster Make a Difference in the Chinese Civil War?

Dai Li served under Chiang Kai-shek as the spymaster of the Republic of China. Had Dai not died in a plane crash in March 1946, would he be able to assist Chiang to defeat the Communist Party of China in the Chinese civil war?
Are Japan-China Relations Stagnating?
Politics,Society,East Asia

Are Japan-China Relations Stagnating?

Sino-Japanese relations have been deteriorating since the outbreak of the territorial dispute over the Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands in September 2012. Today, although the worst seems to be over, the bilateral relationship remains deadlocked.
By Ichiro Inoue - 16 May 2017 | 0 comments Read more...
Why China Likes Donald Trump?
Politics,Society

Why China Likes Donald Trump?

Government officials in Beijing are skeptical of Donald Trump. But they feel they can negotiate with him and need to resolve some economic disputes that have festered too long. They like him and, more importantly, they like his party better than Hillary Clinton and her party.
How Will the PLA Boost China’s Global Status?
Politics,Security

How Will the PLA Boost China’s Global Status?

In a seminar focusing on national defense and military reform, President Xi Jinping called for building a strong armed forces commensurate with China’s international status and compatible with national defense and interest.
By Bojian Liu - 02 Aug 2016 | 0 comments Read more...
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