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US-CHINA RELATIONS

Trump Won Trade War 1.0 – Will He Now Rush a Deal?

Since the US-China trade war started in March 2018, the two countries have been slinging tariffs at each other in between the 12 rounds of…
REGIONALIZATION

ASEAN’s Infrastructure Dilemma

The 10 members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) require a collective US$2.76 trillion in infrastructure spending between 2016 and 2030, according to…
GEOPOLITICS

Flawed Assumptions: Why the ASEAN Outlook on the Indo-Pacific is Defective

The June 23 decision by members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to adopt the ASEAN Outlook on the Indo-Pacific (AOIP) represents a…
DIPLOMACY

History Hurts: Japan and Korea Should Dial their Dispute Down

The ongoing dispute between Japan and Korea has caused uncertainties beyond trade. Seoul unilaterally abandoned the General Security of Military Information Agreement (GSOMIA) – its…
INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

Australia’s Pacific “Step Up” Stumbles

Australia’s isolation at the recent Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) was glaring, despite its recent geopolitically inspired Pacific “step up”. Relationships in the region are splintering…
DIPLOMACY

In Trade War, Japan and Korea Need Anger Management

Ever since people inhabited the the Korean peninsula and the Japanese islands three millennia ago, Koreans and the people of Japan have had relations. The…
GLOBAL GOVERNANCE

Whose Rules-Based International Order is it Anyway?

As he prepares to welcome his G7 counterparts to their summit in Biarritz on August 24-26, French President Emmanuel Macron may be wondering if he…
DEVELOPMENT

Holding Their Own? – China-Africa Relations Mature

There is no narrative about Africa in this century that has not included a discourse about China. The Asian giant has played a critical role…
GLOBAL GOVERNANCE

Is Asia Serious About Running the IMF?

For many years now, Asian policymakers, journalists and academics have fulminated about inequities in the selection of the heads of the Bretton Woods institutions, the…
INFRASTRUCTURE

Time for a European Response to China’s Belt and Road

The Chinese government has set an example for the rest of the world with its Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). It is supporting the improvement…
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