The pandemic has given rise to an unstable bipolarity that, if left to deteriorate, could pave the way to a multipolar future.
Japan could demonstrate how a middle power can successfully set a path through the treacherous terrain of the great power rivalry.
Washington must consider India’s key role in challenging China, both within and outside the emerging Quad framework.
Washington hopes such a deal would be a powerful counterweight to China’s efforts to impose its own digital standards in the region.
Diplomacy is not working and Myanmar, now under military rule and isolated by the international community, seems disinterested.
There is growing evidence that private Chinese entrepreneurs operating in the continent do benefit from their connections with the Chinese state.
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
How the bloc tackles this difficult diplomatic test as well as related complicated challenges will determine the global role and status of the EU.
While the two parties share many interests on which their cooperation is based, they diverge significantly in approaches to technology and data.
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.
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.
Suga Yoshihide’s successor as prime minister will have to navigate a tricky environment.
The Chinese-Filipino community has called for dialogue and diplomacy but has been branded by some in the Philippines as Chinese first and Filipino second.
2020/21 AsiaGlobal Fellow Jason Yip reflects on the unfolding situation and considers the concerns of ordinary Afghan people.