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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…
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…
REGIONALIZATION

Splintering Global Supply Chains: Asia’s Worst Nightmare?

Singapore Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan was speaking for the rest of Asia when he told a Washington, DC, audience last month that the protracted US-China…
ECONOMY

G20 Alert: The Trade War Gets Existential

It is no exaggeration to say that the escalation of the trade war has put the likelihood of a new global recession triggered by the…
DIPLOMACY

How the Rules-Based International Order Took Root

Founded on the principle of the rule of law, the United States is largely governed by lawyers, though not as much as decades ago. The…
TRADE

Could the US and China Have Avoided Escalating Their Trade War?

The US and China are in the middle of a tit-for-tat escalation of their year-long trade war. The first eight rounds of negotiations pushed the…
ECONOMY

Acche Din, Redux: The Business Outlook for Modi’s Second Term

The election victory of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, was extraordinary and unexpected. Opinion polling and recent state election…
INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

Allies Not Out of America’s Line of Fire

There is an old idea in retail: a shop should always have a loss leader, something flashy in the front that lures in passers-by. The…
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