Ease Tensions in the South China Sea by Adopting Cooperative Mechanisms

Wednesday, August 9, 2023

The recent altercation in the South China Sea between Chinese and Philippine vessels underscores the need for science diplomacy and cooperation in fisheries management


Indonesia Aims to Bring ASEAN and the Pacific Islands Closer

Wednesday, July 26, 2023

Given their common interests and challenges, countries in Southeast Asia and the Pacific should foster closer ties

Asia Pacific

The China-US Geo-Technological Competition: State of Play 2023

Wednesday, July 26, 2023

The US and China should consider how collaborating on technology, particularly in helping the Global South, will yield more benefits than a zero-sum race to decouple


US-China Diplomacy: Make Music to Bring Harmony Amid Global Mayhem

Thursday, July 20, 2023

Vital people-to-people exchanges can forge ahead and maintain calm and control amid the complications of the strategic competition between the great powers

The Splintering Internet is a Threat to Global Connectivity and Freedoms Online

Wednesday, July 12, 2023

Concerns are rising that an internet that fragments into separate open and closed spheres divided by geography and politics is inevitable


Ten Years On, China’s Belt and Road Initiative Rolls On – But Faces Hurdles

Wednesday, July 12, 2023

An assessment of Beijing’s signature foreign economic policy program and its impact and future in Southeast Asia, particularly Indonesia, and Pakistan

Asia Pacific

Canada’s Indo-Pacific Strategy: A Model for Middle-Power Economic Engagement?

Thursday, July 6, 2023

A look at the economic component of the Canadian Indo-Pacific Strategy launched in November last year


India's Claim to Indo-Pacific Leadership: Will the US Courtship Pay Off for Washington?

Monday, June 19, 2023

Delhi has a strong case to be the natural leader of the Indo-Pacific – Whether the Americans agree may shape the future of the India-US partnership in the region


River Relations: Thirsty Bangladesh’s Water-Sharing Agreement with India

Wednesday, June 7, 2023

Bangladesh is in the middle of both the stressed relationship between its neighbors China and India and the fraught Beijing-Washington global strategic rivalry


What Shifts in the Perception of Jews in Post-Soviet Russia Say About Russian Nationalism

Wednesday, May 31, 2023

The shifts in the perception of Jews in Russia highlight the overriding force of nationalism and its hyper-intensification in post-Soviet Russian society

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