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Geopolitics

China

Myanmar’s Perfect Storm of Risks on China’s Belt and Road

Thursday, January 27, 2022

What is at stake for the isolated Southeast Asian nation?

Indonesia

Myanmar One Year After the Coup: The Jokowi Factor

Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Indonesia and its leader Joko Widodo could play an important role in brokering a deal with Naypyidaw.

Central Asia

What Happened in Kazakhstan – A View from Almaty

Thursday, January 20, 2022

2020/21 AsiaGlobal Fellow Madina Ashilova, who is based in the Almaty, Kazakhstan’s largest city, reflects on her experiences during the unrest.

China

Supply-Chain Stress: The Pursuit of Resilience

Thursday, January 13, 2022

Supply-chain strains must be addressed with urgent action, but this will require the collaboration of various parties whose values may not align.

China

Where China-US Relations are Heading

Thursday, January 13, 2022

The virtual summit between Xi Jinping and Joe Biden last November has signaled the possibility of better communication and more effective diplomacy between both countries

China

The Roots of the China-US Financial Cold War

Thursday, December 9, 2021

A look at the sources of the severe and and still growing financial imbalances between the US and China and the geopolitical and geo-economic tensions they have caused.

ASEAN

Covid-19, US-China Competition – and a Multipolar Future?

Wednesday, December 8, 2021

The pandemic has given rise to an unstable bipolarity that, if left to deteriorate, could pave the way to a multipolar future.

Japan

Is Japan the Role Model for Middle-Power Diplomacy?

Thursday, December 2, 2021

Japan could demonstrate how a middle power can successfully set a path through the treacherous terrain of the great power rivalry.

China

Testing Indo-Pacific Security Partnerships: India’s Deployment of Russian Missiles

Thursday, December 2, 2021

Washington must consider India’s key role in challenging China, both within and outside the emerging Quad framework.

ASEAN

Digital Trade in the Indo-Pacific: A New Flashpoint in the US-China Rivalry

Thursday, November 25, 2021

Washington hopes such a deal would be a powerful counterweight to China’s efforts to impose its own digital standards in the region.

Bangladesh

Bangladesh Balances its Relations with Major Powers: Why the Repatriation of Rohingya Refugees is Unlikely

Thursday, November 11, 2021

Diplomacy is not working and Myanmar, now under military rule and isolated by the international community, seems disinterested.

Africa

China’s Intensified Private Commercial Engagement in Africa

Thursday, November 11, 2021

There is growing evidence that private Chinese entrepreneurs operating in the continent do benefit from their connections with the Chinese state.

After Merkel: Germany, the European Union and China

Thursday, November 4, 2021

How and why the legacy of Chancellor Angela Merkel, the election results and a Social Democrat-led coalition government may change the German and EU approach to East Asia

China

Seeking Strategic Sovereignty: The EU’s Relationship With China and the Indo-Pacific

Thursday, November 4, 2021

How the bloc tackles this difficult diplomatic test as well as related complicated challenges will determine the global role and status of the EU.

Global

Can the US and EU Cooperate to Set International Standards for Emerging Technologies?

Thursday, October 7, 2021

While the two parties share many interests on which their cooperation is based, they still diverge significantly in their approaches to technology and data.

China

Is Transnational Data Governance Broken?

Thursday, October 7, 2021

Dividing data into jurisdictional compartments and potentially data storage centers and the internet, too, would be a regressive move.

ASEAN

AUKUS and the Challenge of Asserting ASEAN Centrality in the Indo-Pacific

Thursday, September 30, 2021

ASEAN has been put in an increasingly difficult position if it is to preserve its neutrality, assert its much-prized centrality in the region, and maintain cohesion.

ASEAN

Russia’s Greater Eurasian Partnership Strategy: Aims and Prospects

Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Disruptions and disputes among the major powers with interests in the region should not hinder deeper cooperation if all players focus on trade and investment.