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Geopolitics

Philippines

Post-Duterte Philippine Foreign Policy: A Matter of Change – or of Seeking Equilibrium?

Thursday, May 5, 2022

The real issue is whether the new leader can find an appropriate balance in dealing with the two major powers in the Indo-Pacific region – China and the United States.

From “Over-Represented” to “Dangerous” Minority: A Comparison Between Chinese Americans and Soviet Jews

Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Historian Dmitry Shlapentokh of Indiana University South Bend outlines the reasons why the US might be falling behind in the high-tech race.

Russia

The Ukraine War: Debunking Putin’s Propaganda and the Realist Rationale

Thursday, April 21, 2022

The Russian president will go down in history as the figure of this era who has done the most harm and caused so much tragedy.

Russia

Behind the US Concessions to the EU on Transatlantic Data Transfers

Wednesday, April 13, 2022

Fundamental differences between the approaches of the two sides to data governance remain.

China

Misreading Strategic Intent: The Border Stand-Off and China-India Relations

Thursday, March 31, 2022

If Beijing wants to recruit India to China’s efforts at reshaping the world order, it will have to be sensitive to New Delhi’s deliberate geopolitical balancing.

China

Science Diplomacy is Required to Avert a South China Sea Ecological Collapse

Wednesday, March 30, 2022

Countries in the region should focus on the opportunities offered by science diplomacy.

Russia

Economic Sanctions Against Russia Could Put the World’s Future at Stake

Thursday, March 17, 2022

Are these sanctions as efficient as they seem or claim to be?

China

Symbolism Over Substance: In the Ukraine Crisis, the EU Steps Up

Thursday, March 10, 2022

While the actions of Brussels and Berlin have been portrayed as something of a coming-into-their-own power play, the approach is redolent more of symbolism than substance

India

Power of Norms – or Norms of Power?: India’s Response to the Ukraine Crisis

Thursday, March 3, 2022

While much attention is on how China is approaching the Ukraine crisis, India’s posture could be more revealing of the volatile world of geopolitical rivalries.

China

Balancing Interests and Threats: Challenges for Korea’s Next President

Wednesday, March 2, 2022

Asia Global Institute Fellow William H Overholt examines the geopolitics of Korea, focusing on its efforts to balance relations with China with its dependence on the US.

Australia

A Coalition for Peace and Security: The Power of the Quad in the United Nations

Thursday, February 17, 2022

The Quad can be a strong coalition of influence within the United Nations that could counter China’s growing weight in the international organization.

China

The China-US Geo-Tech Competition: State of Play 2022

Thursday, February 17, 2022

Assessing the enormous challenges for the world’s two biggest economies as they focus on shoring up their global competitiveness.

Afghanistan

The US and the Defeat in Afghanistan: What an Unhealthy Elite Means

Thursday, February 10, 2022

The motivations and interests of leaders and their revered advisors and experts do not often coincide with those of the country or society.

China

How China Will Implement RCEP: A Subnational Analysis

Thursday, February 10, 2022

An analysis of the provincial RCEP action plans which underpin Beijing’s grand strategy.

China

The Ukrainian Crisis in the Multipolar World Order: NATO, Russia and China

Friday, February 4, 2022

The tense situation could offer an opportunity for China to show global leadership by mediating between Russia and Ukraine.

China

Myanmar’s Perfect Storm of Risks on China’s Belt and Road

Thursday, January 27, 2022

What is at stake for the isolated Southeast Asian nation?

Indonesia

Myanmar One Year After the Coup: The Jokowi Factor

Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Indonesia and its leader Joko Widodo could play an important role in brokering a deal with Naypyidaw.

Central Asia

What Happened in Kazakhstan – A View from Almaty

Thursday, January 20, 2022

2020/21 AsiaGlobal Fellow Madina Ashilova, who is based in the Almaty, Kazakhstan’s largest city, reflects on her experiences during the unrest.