Korea-Japan Rapprochement: Challenges, Implications and Expectations

Wednesday, March 29, 2023

Moves by President Yoon Suk-yeol to address irritants in South Korea’s relations with Japan have led to the first bilateral summit since 2011


The Philippines and Japan Draw Closer – Is a Trilateral Partnership with the US in the Offing?

Thursday, February 23, 2023

As it seeks to balance its relations with China and the US, the Philippines under President Ferdinand Marcos Jr has been deepening ties with Japan


Can the Philippines Maintain its Balanced Foreign Policy?

Thursday, February 23, 2023

Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr walks a fine foreign-policy line, looking to China for economic support, while deepening security relations with the US

A ChatGPT Analysis: The Transatlantic Meets the Indo-Pacific

Wednesday, February 15, 2023

To test the artificial intelligence chatbot's capabilities, AsiaGlobal Online asked it to write an article on NATO's emerging partnerships in the Indo-Pacific


Partners in a Rules-Based Order – or Collateral Damage?: Southeast Asia and the US Geo-economic Strategy

Thursday, February 2, 2023

Washington's geo-economic strategy in the Indo-Pacific could prompt China to intensify its challenge to US dominance and damage Southeast Asian economies


Japan’s G7 Ambitions, New Security Stance and the Heightened Stakes in the Indo-Pacific

Thursday, January 19, 2023

The Japanese prime minister and US president showed strategic unity on countering China but their convergence did not make Japan’s balancing challenge any easier


Indonesia Pursues Offshore Energy Exploration Under China’s Shadow

Wednesday, January 18, 2023

Indonesia’s decision to expand offshore energy exploration in controversial waters contested by China signals that Jakarta is prepared to meet the risks


Give Pragmatism a Chance: Don’t Get Distracted by Values Wars

Thursday, December 15, 2022

When it comes to balancing geopolitics and economics, Europe should emulate the pragmatic approach of Asian economies


Vietnam’s Fast-Track Innovation Boosts Economic Ties with the US

Wednesday, December 7, 2022

James Borton of Johns Hopkins University says Vietnam's innovation strategy is a beneficiary of increasing US cooperation as Washington seeks to counter China’s rise


An Emerging G2? The Key to a Working US-China Rivalry is Agency

Thursday, November 17, 2022

Alejandro Reyes of the Asia Global Institute argues that China and the US can move towards a competitive and cooperative working rivalry


China’s Super Hydropower Dam and Fears of Sino-Indian Water Wars

Wednesday, November 9, 2022

Beijing’s plans to build a hydropower dam in Tibet have sparked fears in Delhi. Oxford's Genevieve Donnellon-May proposes a joint river-basin governance framework

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.


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.


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.


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.


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.