US-China Trade War: Much-needed Recalibration or No-win Situation?
Politics,Economy,China
By Tai Wei Lim - 13 Jul 2018

US-China Trade War: Much-needed Recalibration or No-win Situation?

The US is preparing for a new round of tariffs on USD 200 billion worth of Chinese products, following an earlier 25 percent tax on USD 34 billion in Chinese imports. The second wave of tariffs includes finished products sought after by the average US consumer.
Haley’s Visit and Possible US Sanctions on Indian Imports of Iranian Oil
Politics,Economy,South Asia

By Tridivesh Singh Maini - 11 Jul 2018

Haley’s Visit and Possible US Sanctions on Indian Imports of Iranian Oil

Understanding Donald Trump May Help to Avoid US-China Trade War
Politics,Economy,China

By John F. Copper - 10 Jul 2018

Understanding Donald Trump May Help to Avoid US-China Trade War

Albinos at Risk in Africa
Politics,Society

Albinos at Risk in Africa

The recent announcement that six albinos in Malawi plan to fight the violent prejudice against albinism by contesting in next year’s elections has brought renewed attention to the plight of albinos in Malawi and other African countries.
The Paradox of Duterte’s Foreign Policy
Politics,Southeast Asia

The Paradox of Duterte’s Foreign Policy

In contrast to Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s passionate stance against Western meddling on domestic affairs, he is largely viewed as having a passive attitude towards Chinese intrusions within Philippine maritime territory.
Nepal Asking UNDPA to Leave: A Case of Assertive Diplomacy?
Politics,South Asia

Nepal Asking UNDPA to Leave: A Case of Assertive Diplomacy?

Nepal has asked the United Nations to draw down its Department of Political Affairs in Nepal. The request was conveyed on the grounds that the “peace process” which began in 2006 has been achieved.
By Rishi Gupta - 02 Jul 2018 | 0 comments Read more...
The Fate of TTP after the Killing of Mullah Fazlullah
Politics,Security,South Asia

The Fate of TTP after the Killing of Mullah Fazlullah

The killing of Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan chief Mullah Fazlullah in a US drone strike in Afghanistan is a major blow to the terror group. Fazlullah’s killing will further undermine TTP’s organizational coherence, possibly paving way for more defections.
By Abdul Basit - 29 Jun 2018 | 0 comments Read more...
Technology Transfer and the US-China Trade War
Politics,Economy,China

Technology Transfer and the US-China Trade War

In the clash of the titans between the US and China, with a potential trade war looming in the background, trade in advanced technology and their intellectual property rights protection appear to be at the core and center of this disagreement.
By Tai Wei Lim - 28 Jun 2018 | 0 comments Read more...
Afghanistan: A Theater for Managing India-China Rivalry
Politics,China,South Asia

Afghanistan: A Theater for Managing India-China Rivalry

Afghanistan is one country where both India and China are investing their resources and reputations. However, unlike other countries and matters on which they compete and diverge, Afghanistan is being imagined as a possible theater of cooperation between the two.
Nepalese Prime Minister’s Visit to China: Should India Worry?
Politics,Economy,South Asia

Nepalese Prime Minister’s Visit to China: Should India Worry?

Nepalese Prime Minister Khadga Prasad Oli concluded his six-day official visit to China on June 24, 2018. A total of eight MoUs were signed in the areas of hydropower generation, manufacturing, river training and agriculture.
By Rishi Gupta - 26 Jun 2018 | 0 comments Read more...
India’s Growing Footprint in the Middle East
Politics,South Asia

India’s Growing Footprint in the Middle East

On March 22, 2018, Air India made a historical flight from Delhi to Tel Aviv, flying straight over Saudi Arabian airspace. Besides hinting at the covert warming of ties between Israel and Saudi Arabia, the flights testify to India’s growing diplomatic clout in the Middle East.
Unity at the SCO whilst the G7 Sees Fallout
Politics,Economy,China

Unity at the SCO whilst the G7 Sees Fallout

As the G7 meeting was held close to the SCO gathering, observers did not fail to notice the contrasts between the two. They noted that there appeared to be strong unity within the SCO, while the G7 ended in a disagreement between the leaders of Canada and the US.
By Tai Wei Lim - 21 Jun 2018 | 0 comments Read more...
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