While ties between China and the Gulf states have a strong foundation and great potential, the road ahead is not without challenges.
Converging interests of donor and recipient, together with the domestic legitimacy of the beneficiary government, affect the scope of repression in aid-receiving states.
A look at Moscow’s relationships in Asia, particularly its growing alignment with Beijing and its skepticism of the emerging “free and open Indo-Pacific” concept.
The US is pushing a democratic values-driven foreign-policy strategy that it hopes can make multilateralism work again.
While ASEAN welcomes great-power and partner support, member states are wary not to push Beijing too far.
In the long run, the impact on China will be limited.
A closer look at the initiatives to create alternate global supply chains that are durable, resilient and less reliant on China.
Neither Moon Jae-in nor Joe Biden would be fully satisfied with the outcomes but their Washington meeting was a welcome return of mature diplomacy.
What does the president's reaction, or lack thereof, mean?
The aim: to reopen the doors to diplomacy and, in the long term, the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.
AsiaGlobal Fellow 2020/21 Mher Sahakyan examines their competing and collaborative interests and their approaches to their respective connectivity strategies.
As the government considers Beijing’s overtures, it should take steps to maximize the benefits of participating in China’s signature foreign-policy initiative.
Attention has shifted to market integration, commercial value-chain development, and global governance.
Such generalizations about China’s nuanced and growing influence detract from real understanding of what brand China is pushing abroad and why.
The major issues at play and ways to resolve the tensions and differences among the countries involved.
A look at how the Belt and Road has put China in a more influential and favorable position than its critics would allow.
Beijing is now seeking to turn the tide in its favor through fresh narratives centering on China’s goodwill in providing public goods for international cooperation.