US Policy in the South China Sea: Confusing the Possible with the Probable
Security,Hotspots,China
By Mark J. Valencia - 04 Jul 2018

US Policy in the South China Sea: Confusing the Possible with the Probable

The war of words and tit-for-tat provocative actions of China and the US regarding the South China Sea could spiral out of control. Thus, it is a good time for analysts and decision makers to step back and distinguish between hope (the possible) and reality (the probable).
The Three Xi-Kim Meetings in China: What Did They Discuss?
Security,Hotspots,East Asia

By Tai Wei Lim - 03 Jul 2018

The Three Xi-Kim Meetings in China: What Did They Discuss?

China is Key to Peace on the Korean Peninsula
Security,Hotspots,East Asia

By Rachael M. Rudolph - 14 Jun 2018

China is Key to Peace on the Korean Peninsula

Trump-Kim Summit: Singapore as Inspiration for the North Korean Economy?
Security,Hotspots,East Asia

Trump-Kim Summit: Singapore as Inspiration for the North Korean Economy?

Beyond the Sentosa agreement, what could potentially be significant about Kim Jong-un’s visit to Singapore is how it could mirror Deng Xiaoping’s pivotal 1978 Singapore visit. Could Kim Jong-un be inspired to implement a similar economic reform program for North Korea?
The South China Sea: Are Pundits and Politicians Pushing the US into War?
Security,Hotspots,Southeast Asia

The South China Sea: Are Pundits and Politicians Pushing the US into War?

Over the past few years, bashing China for its policy and actions in the South China Sea has become quite common in the US foreign policy community. More recently, the criticism has become ever more strident and dangerous.
US-North Korea Summit: A Bumpy Road to Peace
Security,Hotspots,East Asia

US-North Korea Summit: A Bumpy Road to Peace

The world celebrated with great fanfare when a breakthrough was reached for US President Donald J Trump to meet his North Korean counterpart Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un in Singapore.
By Tai Wei Lim - 31 May 2018 | 0 comments Read more...
The South China Sea: How to Manage China-US Differences
Security,Hotspots,Southeast Asia

The South China Sea: How to Manage China-US Differences

In order to manage and bridge their differences in the South China Sea, China and the US should not be trapped in the preconceived idea that conflicts are inevitable but rather put themselves in each other’s shoes.
By Li Yang - 30 May 2018 | 0 comments Read more...
The South China Sea: Realpolitik Does Indeed Trump Moralpolitik
Security,Hotspots,Southeast Asia

The South China Sea: Realpolitik Does Indeed Trump Moralpolitik

In a recent posting in The Diplomat, Tuan N. Pham denies that realpolitik can triumph or has triumphed over moralpolitik and urges the US not to “back down” in the South China Sea.
A Fresh Chinese Critique of the South China Sea Arbitration Decision
Security,Hotspots,Southeast Asia

A Fresh Chinese Critique of the South China Sea Arbitration Decision

A team of legal experts from the Chinese Society of International Law has just published a major critique of the PCA arbitral award in the case of Philippines v. China on their South China Sea dispute in the Chinese Journal of International Law.
Are China-US Relations Entering a Dangerous New Phase in the South China Sea?
Security,Hotspots,Southeast Asia

Are China-US Relations Entering a Dangerous New Phase in the South China Sea?

Most analysts agree that China and the US are locked in a seminal long-term struggle for dominance in Asia. A new and more dangerous phase in their troubled relationship may be beginning and one window on this dynamic is their behavior in the South China Sea.
Is the 2018 Inter-Korean Summit the "Beginning of New Peace" ?
Security,Hotspots,East Asia

Is the 2018 Inter-Korean Summit the "Beginning of New Peace" ?

Kim Jung-un crossed the 38th Parallel line southward for the historic third inter-Korean summit on April 27, 2018. It was a 12 hour-long event that included a summit talk, a break, a stroll, the monumental event of planting a tree, and a banquet.
By Jaewoo Choo - 07 May 2018 | 0 comments Read more...
A “New Normal” in the South China Sea?
Security,Hotspots,Southeast Asia

A “New Normal” in the South China Sea?

The US and China have apparently reached a tacit agreement to disagree and to maintain a leaky status quo, a “new normal.” Not coincidentally, relations on this issue between the ASEAN claimants and between ASEAN and China are more or less at the same place.
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