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China

China and the Gulf Nations in a Changing World: The Opportunities and Challenges of Deeper Engagement

Thursday, July 22, 2021

While ties between China and the Gulf states have a strong foundation and great potential, the road ahead is not without challenges.

American Foreign Aid and its Consequences for Human Rights Protection in Southeast Asia

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Converging interests of donor and recipient, together with the domestic legitimacy of the beneficiary government, affect the scope of repression in aid-receiving states.

China

Turn to the East: Russia's View of the Indo-Pacific

Wednesday, June 30, 2021

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.

China

The New “Cold War” – and Why The US Cannot Win It

Tuesday, June 29, 2021

The past success of the US came not through projecting values such as democracy and freedom but by expanding its economy and borrowing from authoritarian playbooks.

Biden’s Build Back Better World: Making Multilateralism Great Again?

Thursday, June 17, 2021

The US is pushing a democratic values-driven foreign-policy strategy that it hopes can make multilateralism work again.

ASEAN

Even the British are Coming: ASEAN and the Internationalization of the South China Sea

Thursday, June 10, 2021

While ASEAN welcomes great-power and partner support, member states are wary not to push Beijing too far.

China

Chip Wars and Decoupling: China and the US’s Semiconductor Plays

Thursday, June 3, 2021

In the long run, the impact on China will be limited.

Asia Pacific

Decoupling and Diversification: China, the Belt and Road, and the Supply Chain Resilience Initiative

Wednesday, June 2, 2021

A closer look at the initiatives to create alternate global supply chains that are durable, resilient and less reliant on China.

China

After the Moon-Biden Summit, Can Kim Jong-un Seize the Geopolitical Moment?

Thursday, May 27, 2021

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.

China

Dazed and Confused: A Divided Duterte Administration Confronts and Appeases China

Wednesday, May 26, 2021

What does the president's reaction, or lack thereof, mean?

Global

Vaccine Valor: Making Something Out of Nothing with North Korea

Thursday, May 20, 2021

The aim: to reopen the doors to diplomacy and, in the long term, the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.

China

Balancing Act: China and Turkey in a Changing World Order

Thursday, May 13, 2021

AsiaGlobal Fellow 2020/21 Mher Sahakyan examines their competing and collaborative interests and their approaches to their respective connectivity strategies.

Bangladesh

Risk and Opportunity: Bangladesh Ponders China and the Belt and Road Initiative

Thursday, May 13, 2021

As the government considers Beijing’s overtures, it should take steps to maximize the benefits of participating in China’s signature foreign-policy initiative.

Asia Pacific

The Belt and Road Initiative Enters a Second Phase

Thursday, April 15, 2021

Attention has shifted to market integration, commercial value-chain development, and global governance.

China’s Development Aims: More Nuanced than “Soft Power”

Thursday, April 15, 2021

Such generalizations about China’s nuanced and growing influence detract from real understanding of what brand China is pushing abroad and why.

Armenia

The South Caucasus at the Crossroads: Great Powers and Regional Conflict

Thursday, April 1, 2021

The major issues at play and ways to resolve the tensions and differences among the countries involved.

ASEAN

The Belt and Road Has Moved China to Center Stage in World Affairs

Thursday, March 25, 2021

A look at how the Belt and Road has put China in a more influential and favorable position than its critics would allow.

ASEAN

The Belt and Road and the Pandemic: Impact on Southeast Asia Amid the US-China Rivalry

Thursday, March 25, 2021

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.