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Geopolitics

Japan

Japan’s G7 Ambitions, New Security Stance and the Heightened Stakes in the Indo-Pacific

Thursday, January 19, 2023

The Japanese prime minister and US president showed strategic unity on countering China but their convergence did not make Japan’s balancing challenge any easier

China

Indonesia Pursues Offshore Energy Exploration under China’s Shadow

Wednesday, January 18, 2023

Indonesia’s decision to expand offshore energy exploration in controversial waters contested by China signals that Jakarta is prepared to meet the risks

Global

Give Pragmatism a Chance: Don’t Get Distracted by Values Wars

Thursday, December 15, 2022

When it comes to balancing geopolitics and economics, Europe should emulate the pragmatic approach of Asian economies

Vietnam

Vietnam’s Fast-Track Innovation Boosts Economic Ties with the US

Wednesday, December 7, 2022

James Borton of Johns Hopkins University says Vietnam's innovation strategy is a beneficiary of increasing US cooperation as Washington seeks to counter China’s rise

China

An Emerging G2? The Key to a Working US-China Rivalry is Agency

Thursday, November 17, 2022

Alejandro Reyes of the Asia Global Institute argues that China and the US can move towards a competitive and cooperative working rivalry

China

China’s Super Hydropower Dam and Fears of Sino-Indian Water Wars

Wednesday, November 9, 2022

Beijing’s plans to build a hydropower dam in Tibet have sparked fears in Delhi. Oxford's Genevieve Donnellon-May proposes a joint river-basin governance framework

Asia Pacific

China’s Outreach into the Pacific Prompts the US and its Partners to Step Up

Thursday, September 22, 2022

China’s presence in the Pacific has taken new forms. What was once purely economic is now much deeper.

ASEAN

The Global Economy and Great Power Competition in the New Era of Stagflation

Thursday, September 8, 2022

Key economies must focus on regional integration and promoting greater collaboration in the necessary governance to address pressing global challenges.

China

Data Free Flow with Trust – and How That Trust Should be Built

Thursday, September 8, 2022

The prospect for building a global architecture for cross-border data flows anytime soon is very limited.

China

With the Crisis in the Taiwan Strait, Globalization Takes Another Hit

Thursday, August 25, 2022

This could lead to a massive global economic shock and renewed inflationary pressures.

Why Biden Returned from Saudi Arabia Empty-Handed

Thursday, August 18, 2022

The Jeddah summit exposed the diminished influence of the US in the Middle East and how oblivious Washington apparently is to the changes playing out in the Arab world.

Russia’s War in Ukraine: Imitation is the Sincerest Form of Rivalry

Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Moscow’s actions bear striking similarities to the failed American missions in Afghanistan and Iraq.

ASEAN

Guess Who’s Coming to the G20 Dinner: Indonesia’s Delicate Diplomatic Dance

Thursday, July 28, 2022

Come what looks to be the trickiest summit ever, President Joko Widodo could bolster the G20’s relevance and Asia’s profile in world affairs.

India

The Indian Vision of Buddhist Diplomacy

Thursday, July 21, 2022

An outline of India’s pursuit of Buddhist diplomacy under Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who found a soulmate strategist in Japanese counterpart Abe Shinzo

United Kingdom

Rule Out Britannia: After Her, A Delusion?

Thursday, July 7, 2022

A reflection on Britain’s colonial past, its present political challenges, and its prospects for a global, post-Brexit future.

China

No Second-Rate Trade Deal: What RCEP Means for the Global Economy

Thursday, June 30, 2022

RCEP is a thoroughly modern trade accord that will boost trade in services and drive growth in trade and investment in “new” areas.

China

China’s Data Security Cooperation Initiatives and Their Implications

Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Beijing’s moves will intensify the already heated China-US strategic rivalry.

ASEAN

The Indo-Pacific Economic Framework and ASEAN: Washington’s Hopes and Hanoi’s Wishes

Thursday, June 23, 2022

ASEAN members may find the IPEF an attractive platform for advancing economic engagement with the US.