The real issue is whether the new leader can find an appropriate balance in dealing with the two major powers in the Indo-Pacific region – China and the United States.
The motivations and interests of leaders and their revered advisors and experts do not often coincide with those of the country or society.
An analysis of the provincial RCEP action plans which underpin Beijing’s grand strategy.
How can Nusantara, which will cost around US$35 billion, be developed sustainably and responsibly?
Indonesia and its leader Joko Widodo could play an important role in brokering a deal with Naypyidaw.
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
A personal reflection on leaving Hong Kong due to its public-health policies and the pressures they imposed.
In his initial years in power Russian President Vladimir Putin sought to tap into people’s nostalgia, presenting himself as a Soviet-style leader.
Drawing on its own experience and lessons from other nations, China could portray the circular economy as a future-proof, carbon-neutral economic development model.
The pathway to 2030 is likely to be set by the standards, practices, and policies of the non-state business sector.
Standing in the way are historical and systemic obstacles, not least corruption and environmental decay.
The swift return to power of the Taliban will have far-reaching and long-term implications for the global Islamic movement.
Suga Yoshihide’s successor as prime minister will have to navigate a tricky environment.
Are Indonesia’s diplomats in danger of being influenced by those who shout loudest on Twitter and Facebook?
The country may be better served if President Joko Widodo signals a commitment to democracy by not running for a third term.