The 2018 Bangladesh Elections
Politics,South Asia
By Rishi Gupta - 28 Dec 2018

The 2018 Bangladesh Elections

Amidst political turmoil and deadlock of the past decade, the people of Bangladesh will elect their representatives for the Jatiya Sansad on December 30, 2018. This will be the 11th parliamentary election for a total of 350 seats.
China and US Intellectual Property and Technology
Politics,Economy,China

By John F. Copper - 24 Dec 2018

China and US Intellectual Property and Technology

US-China Interactions and other Sideshows at the APEC and G20 Meetings
Politics,Economy,China

By Tai Wei Lim - 21 Dec 2018

US-China Interactions and other Sideshows at the APEC and G20 Meetings

"Flies and Barriers": On the China-US Relationship
Politics,Economy,China

"Flies and Barriers": On the China-US Relationship

American thinking about the ways we interact with other nations is shifting from acceptance of asymmetries to demands for reciprocity and equal treatment.
The Sino-Indian Great Game in Iran: Why China has the Advantage
Politics,China,South Asia

The Sino-Indian Great Game in Iran: Why China has the Advantage

US decision to grant exemptions from sanctions to India, China and six other countries importing Iranian oil reveals how the quest for energy security, enhanced connectivity and economic progress are intertwined with strategy in the Sino-Indian Great Game in Iran.
The Looming Internal Crisis in Nepal
Politics,Economy,South Asia

The Looming Internal Crisis in Nepal

Nepal’s ruling Left Unity won 174 seats in the 275-member parliament in December 2017. However, ever since assuming the office of the Prime Minister, KP Sharma Oli has been under public scrutiny and criticism for failing on several grounds.
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The Long Walk to Dawn: Peace Processes and Afghanistan
Politics,Security,South Asia

The Long Walk to Dawn: Peace Processes and Afghanistan

There are two major international peace efforts that are currently underway to restore peace and stability in Afghanistan: the recently galvanized American push for peace led by Zalmay Khalilzad and the year-old Moscow-led consultations.
Understanding the Sino-US Trade War
Politics,Economy,China

Understanding the Sino-US Trade War

Since the Sino-US trade war involves more than China and the US themselves, certain countries which are in cooperative relations with China hope to see the end of the trade war.
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The Challenge of the Gilets Jaunes to the French Government
Politics,Economy,Society

The Challenge of the Gilets Jaunes to the French Government

Following the astonishing display of violence in Paris on the third weekend of the hitherto peaceful gilets jaunes (yellow vest) protests in France, the movement has suddenly been transformed into a major crisis for the presidency of Emmanuel Macron.
Hong Kong in China: Rethinking the Hong Kong-Mainland Relationship (Part 2)
Politics,Economy,China

Hong Kong in China: Rethinking the Hong Kong-Mainland Relationship (Part 2)

It is more than 21 years since Hong Kong became a Special Administrative Region of China. Much has happened that is positive since 1997. At the same time there have been recurring political incidents and stand-offs. Could the HKSAR see a positive future within China?
Analyzing the Outcomes of the ASEAN Summit
Politics,Hotspots,Southeast Asia

Analyzing the Outcomes of the ASEAN Summit

The outcomes of the ASEAN Summit can be divided into two main categories: the “cautious optimism” view, and the “missed opportunity” interpretation, against the backdrop of a G2 titans’ clash between the US and China.
By Tai Wei Lim - 06 Dec 2018 | 0 comments Read more...
US Mid-term Elections: Indication of Continuity or Harbinger of Change?
Politics,Hotspots

US Mid-term Elections: Indication of Continuity or Harbinger of Change?

US mid-term election results reveal that the electorate is divided in its support of President Donald J. Trump and his policies. As the 116th Congress convenes in January 2019, do not expect House Democrats to seek immediate and drastic changes in US foreign policy.
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