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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.

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.

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

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.

China

Japan’s Foreign Policy Shift in Response to the Ukraine War: Parallels with Taiwan

Thursday, June 16, 2022

An analysis of the security challenges Tokyo faces, particularly with China, given the possibility that Beijing may attempt to take control of Taiwan.

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka in Turmoil: An Old-School Economic Crisis

Wednesday, June 1, 2022

International creditors should facilitate renegotiations of Colombo’s debt and press for efforts by the new prime minister to implement stabilizing measures and reforms

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.