India’s Strategic Autonomy: Can the US Convince New Delhi to Help it Contain China?

Tuesday, May 23, 2023

The US views the Quad as an alliance that can contain Chinese expansionism in the Indo-Pacific, but India may not feel the same way

Summit Interrupted: Assessing the Relevance of the Quad

Thursday, May 18, 2023

The novel framework bringing together Australia, India, Japan and the US is a partnership in search of a purpose


Lost Opportunity: What the U-20 World Cup Controversy Says About Indonesia’s Foreign Policy

Thursday, May 4, 2023

In losing the right to host the Under-20 World Cup, Indonesia is missing the chance to demonstrate diplomatic poise and how sport is a key platform for promoting peace

South Korea

South Korea’s Indo-Pacific Strategy Signals Seoul’s Re-engagement in the Region

Wednesday, May 3, 2023

The recent flurry of diplomacy by South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol indicates that Seoul is intent on implementing its new Indo-Pacific Strategy


EU-China Relations Have Been – and Will Remain – a Rollercoaster

Thursday, April 27, 2023

The dip in the EU-China relationship has been due in large part to economic fundamentals and not just differences in values, with the downward trend likely to continue


Doubling Down on Sanctions against Russia May Have a Surprising Effect

Thursday, April 6, 2023

The US and its Western and other allies and partners are doubling down on sanctions against Russia but Moscow could react in an unexpected way

Saudi Arabia

The Changing Regional and Global Order – and the Implications for Arabs and the World

Thursday, April 6, 2023

The US-led post-World War II international order has ended, and the new multipolar global system is prompting major realignments in the Arab world


Multipolar World Order 2.0 and Colliding Interests in Ukraine: Russia, the EU, the US and China

Thursday, March 30, 2023

The Ukraine war has confirmed the emergence of the Multipolar World Order 2.0, with vast strategic and economic contention between the great-power rival blocs in Eurasia


Korea-Japan Rapprochement: Challenges, Implications and Expectations

Wednesday, March 29, 2023

Moves by President Yoon Suk-yeol to address irritants in South Korea’s relations with Japan have led to the first bilateral summit since 2011


The Philippines and Japan Draw Closer – Is a Trilateral Partnership with the US in the Offing?

Thursday, February 23, 2023

As it seeks to balance its relations with China and the US, the Philippines under President Ferdinand Marcos Jr has been deepening ties with Japan


Can the Philippines Maintain its Balanced Foreign Policy?

Thursday, February 23, 2023

Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr walks a fine foreign-policy line, looking to China for economic support, while deepening security relations with the US

A ChatGPT Analysis: The Transatlantic Meets the Indo-Pacific

Wednesday, February 15, 2023

To test the artificial intelligence chatbot's capabilities, AsiaGlobal Online asked it to write an article on NATO's emerging partnerships in the Indo-Pacific


Partners in a Rules-Based Order – or Collateral Damage?: Southeast Asia and the US Geo-economic Strategy

Thursday, February 2, 2023

Washington's geo-economic strategy in the Indo-Pacific could prompt China to intensify its challenge to US dominance and damage Southeast Asian economies


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


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


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’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


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