Differences between Afghanistan and the US over the Peace Talks
Politics,South Asia
By Hizbullah Khan - 08 May 2019

Differences between Afghanistan and the US over the Peace Talks

Peace talks were held between the United States and the Taliban in March 2019. There are two differences between the Afghan government and the US that compelled the Afghans to raise objections to the peace process.
A Xi Jinping Philosophy for a Better World?
Politics,Society,China

By Tai Wei Lim - 06 May 2019

A Xi Jinping Philosophy for a Better World?

How Do Airports Achieve Continuing Success?
Politics,Economy,Society

By Christine Loh and Richard Cullen - 03 May 2019

How Do Airports Achieve Continuing Success?

How Does the Philippines Balance itself between US and China?
Politics,Hotspots,Southeast Asia

How Does the Philippines Balance itself between US and China?

Philippine Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. visited China between March 18-21, 2019. Shortly after the visit, Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo stated that the country has never shelved the South China Sea arbitration award.
By Xianqing He - 02 May 2019 | 0 comments Read more...
China’s Growing Influence in Italy and Greece
Politics,Economy,China

China’s Growing Influence in Italy and Greece

Italy and Greece joined China’s Belt and Road Initiative in March and April, 2019. A major Chinese economic activity in the two Mediterranean countries will center around the development of three historic ports – Trieste and Genoa in Italy and Piraeus in Greece.
Trump’s “Taiwan Card”: How Real?
Politics,East Asia

Trump’s “Taiwan Card”: How Real?

The liberal Western media have talked and written extensively about America’s relations with Taiwan under Trump. Their narratives embraced two themes: the relationship was managed badly and Taiwan is a “card” Trump is playing against China.
In a Time-Warped Afghanistan
Politics,South Asia

In a Time-Warped Afghanistan

In Afghanistan, things appear to be as stuck as they were back in 2011 or as further back in 2001 when the search for peace began. In 2019, the negotiations to negotiate the end of the conflict have once again been halted by different parties who do not want to see eye-to-eye.
India’s General Election Won’t Alter Ties with China
Politics,China,South Asia

India’s General Election Won’t Alter Ties with China

China is understandably keeping a close watch on India’s general election in April-May 2019. Irrespective of the election results, India’s policy towards China is not likely to change significantly.
What Makes the World’s Best Airports Tick?
Politics,Economy,Society

What Makes the World’s Best Airports Tick?

Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi International Airport and Kuala Lumpur International Airport have become Southeast Asian air hubs with intentions to challenge Singapore’s Changi International Airport to be the region’s number one air hub.
By Tai Wei Lim - 23 Apr 2019 | 0 comments Read more...
The BRI as an Agenda for International Development and Cooperation
Politics,Economy,China

The BRI as an Agenda for International Development and Cooperation

Most of the Western criticisms of the BRI are that the initiative is a geopolitical “strategy”. Considering its importance for China’s opening-up in the current stage, we believe it can be further defined as a major international cooperation agenda.
South Asia’s Militant Landscape After the Pulwama Attack
Politics,South Asia

South Asia’s Militant Landscape After the Pulwama Attack

The Pulwama attack has again exposed the vulnerability of India and Pakistan to terrorist blackmail, bringing the two to the brink of war. The aftermath of the attack underscores a new phase of militancy in Kashmir and renewed hostilities between India and Pakistan.
By Abdul Basit - 17 Apr 2019 | 0 comments Read more...
Uzbekistan Deepens Ties with the UAE
Politics,Economy,Central Asia

Uzbekistan Deepens Ties with the UAE

Uzbekistan President Shavkat Mirziyoyev paid an official visit to the UAE from March 24-26, 2019. The UAE with a sovereign wealth fund of USD 800 billion is a valuable economic partner for the cash strapped and doubly landlocked Central Asian country.
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