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Geopolitics

ASEAN

Covid-19 and ASEAN Cooperation: The State of Play and Ways Forward

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Apart from collaboration in health and medicine, ASEAN has been inconsistent – even confrontational – in matters where cooperation would be the best course of action.

China

The US “Clean Network” Risks Undermining a Rules-Based Tech World

Thursday, September 24, 2020

At stake are who sets the rules for the communications, data and artificial intelligence-driven networks of the future.

China

What’s Next for the US-China Tech War

Thursday, September 24, 2020

The real challenge lies not in the clash between the two major powers but inside the US, which must tackle widening social inequality.

China

Rebuilding Interconnections: Russia, India and the International North-South Transport Corridor

Thursday, September 17, 2020

The lesser-known International North-South Transport Corridor could prove a rival to the Belt and Road Initiative if it overcomes financing issues and ongoing conflict

China

China, Russia and the EU: Forging a Cooperative Relationship in the Eastern Partnership Region

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Moscow is receptive to the Belt and Road Initiative because it promotes a multipolar world and bolsters China’s global stance in counterbalance to American hegemony

Asia Pacific

Australia’s Loss, Britain’s Gain: How UK Universities Benefit from the Covid-19 Crisis

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

A stable relationship with China may serve the UK well, as its educational institutions could capitalize on a shift of Chinese students away from Australia.

ASEAN

China and Cambodia: Getting by with a Lot of Help from a Friend

Thursday, August 27, 2020

Is Cambodia's dependency on China profitable and sustainable?

ASEAN

The China-US Rivalry and the Pandemic: Challenges to ASEAN Neutrality

Thursday, August 27, 2020

The push-and-pull between China and the US is applying more and more pressure on ASEAN neutrality. Can ASEAN maintain its centrality?

China

Decoupling: Trump’s Challenge to the Global Order

Thursday, August 13, 2020

The Trump administration’s insistence on a geopolitical confrontation with Beijing is spooking potential allies.

China

Is Covid-19 Driving US-China Economic Decoupling?

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Instead of bringing nations together, the Covid-19 pandemic is upending global supply chains and creating further distrust of international institutions.

China

Exporting Chinese Governance: Challenges and Issues

Thursday, July 30, 2020

China’s model of governance is both powered and restricted by its apparent immunity to the attractions of democracy, and is a source of anxiety to friend and foe alike.

China

The India-China Conflict: Covid-19 and the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

To preserve peace and prosperity, India, China and Pakistan need to move from confrontation in the Himalayas to cooperation around the negotiating table.

China

After Covid-19, Japan Recalibrates its Foreign Policy

Thursday, July 2, 2020

The diminished prestige of China and the US will prompt Japan to step up engagement with like-minded powers to reinforce stability and the existing rules-based order.

China

Why Did the Bloody Galwan Clash Take Place?

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

A repeat of the clash is inevitable if Delhi cannot shake off the specter of Nehru and reconsider its relations with Beijing, writes a Chinese South Asia expert

Koreas

The Eight Steps of North Korean Brinkmanship: Is This Time Different?

Thursday, June 25, 2020

Pyongyang’s increasing assertiveness makes the current confrontation more dangerous to regional and global stability than usual.

China

The China-India Confrontation in Ladakh: Three Explanations

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Beijing and Delhi will have to do much to repair trust, stabilize their border, and promote cooperation in the years ahead.

Asia Pacific

How Not to Respond to China

Thursday, June 18, 2020

As China pursues a more assertive foreign policy, other countries should push back whenever Beijing over-reaches, writes former Australian foreign minister Gareth Evans

Asia Pacific

After the Nuclear Deal: China and Iran Tread Carefully

Thursday, June 11, 2020

Tehran and Beijing must tread carefully, given the numerous overlapping spheres of interest in a volatile area of the world, US pressure and the impact of Covid-19.