David Arase

David Arase

Asia Global Institute, The University of Hong Kong

David Arase is honorary professor at the Asia Global Institute at The University of Hong Kong and resident professor of international politics at the Hopkins-Nanjing Center of the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies. His three most recent books are: Routledge Handbook on Africa-Asia Relations (co-edited with Pedro Amakasu-Raposo and Scarlette Cornelissen and published by Routledge in 2017), China's Rise and East Asian Order (Palgrave, 2016), and The US-Japan Alliance: Balancing Soft and Hard Power in East Asia (co-edited with Akaha Tsuneo for the Nissan Institute/Routledge Japanese Studies series and published by Routledge in 2011), which was awarded the Ohira Memorial Foundation Special Prize. His next book, which he co-edited and to which he contributed two chapters, is on the Belt and Road Initiative and will be published by Routledge later this year. Dr Arase’s current research focus is on China’s rise, the growing Sino-US strategic rivalry, and the impact on the Indo-Pacific regional order.

Articles by David Arase


After Covid-19, Japan Recalibrates its Foreign Policy

Thursday, July 2, 2020

The diminished prestige of China and the US will prompt Japan to step up engagement with like-minded powers to reinforce stability and the existing rules-based order.


The Belt and Road Has Moved China to Center Stage in World Affairs

Thursday, March 25, 2021

A look at how the Belt and Road has put China in a more influential and favorable position than its critics would allow.

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The Belt and Road Initiative Enters a Second Phase

Thursday, April 15, 2021

Attention has shifted to market integration, commercial value-chain development, and global governance.