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GLOBAL GOVERNANCE

How the UN Compact on Refugees Can Address the Rohingya Crisis

The United Nations General Assembly adopted the Global Compact on Refugees and the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration in December 2018. These…
DIPLOMACY

Abe Power and the US-China Cold War

On November 20, Shinzo Abe became Japan’s longest-serving prime minister, surpassing a predecessor who had ruled over 100 years ago. Until Abe, who took office…
SECURITY

Blowing Hot and Cold Over the South China Sea

Prior to his fifth official visit to China in August, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte announced that he would raise with his host, President Xi Jinping,…
INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

For a Truly Global Peace Agenda in a Multipolar World

Those working in international affairs would not be surprised to observe that a small number of countries and institutions spearhead a “global peace policy agenda”.…
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…
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