Winning the battle against the coronavirus pandemic is not a case of democracy vs. dictatorship or “East vs. West”. What matters are trust, equality and competence.
Behind Duterte's façade of triviality and pettiness is a concerted plan to shift the Philippines away from the US and closer to China.
Alliances and partnerships with the US should be viewed as insurance contracts to hedge against the uncertainties of Beijing’s growing power and influence.
Central Asia has become an important arena of collaboration for Russia and China, with Moscow focusing on the region's security and Beijing promoting trade and commerce
India and China have been trying to break out of the cycle of diplomatic ups and downs, yet obstacles remain.
Vasuki Shastry, Associate Asia Fellow of Chatham House in London, offers lessons from the past year and considers what they may portend at the beginning of a new decade.
Vietnam’s taking the ASEAN chair in January 2020 offers a diplomatic opportunity, says Vietnam scholar Truong-Minh Vu.
The US-China trade dispute is much more than a battle over a US$420 billion deficit, what the tensions are really about is a race for “geo-technological” superiority.
Shinzo Abe, now Japan’s longest-serving prime minister, is steering Japan across tricky diplomatic waters.
China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is far more than an instrument of Chinese foreign economic and development policy, argues Mher D Sahakyan
Could Manila's soft-pedaling of its territorial dispute with Beijing lead to a Code of Conduct in the South China Sea that fits Chinese interests?
The Global South, particularly China and other Asian countries, is more active in conflict prevention and resolution
The level of foreign direct investment across India varies widely by state, we look at the differing situations in Tamil Nadu and Odisha.
While the US president may want to forge an agreement soon to boost his re-election hopes, Xi Jinping is in no rush.
Japan-financed urban railway project in Ho Chi Minh City: ASEAN needs a collaborative and coordinated approach to infrastructure development
Foreign ministers including US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (4th from left) and China's Wang Yi (far right) demonstrate ASEAN centrality
Australia must find its home in the region instead of looking like the uncomfortable colonial among strangers.
Domestic politics trumps diplomacy: Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has taken a strong line on Korea to boost his approval ratings