China-Japan Relations: Warm in Politics and Cold in Economics
Politics,Economy,East Asia
By Min-Hua Chiang - 15 Jun 2018

China-Japan Relations: Warm in Politics and Cold in Economics

Japan’s investment in China and bilateral trade have suffered setbacks in recent years. Unlike the slowing down of economic relations, the new geopolitical situation has encouraged the leaders from the two countries to seek more intimate diplomatic ties.
Will US’ Iran Policy Boost Cooperation between India, Russia and China?
Politics,China,South Asia

By Tridivesh Singh Maini - 12 Jun 2018

Will US’ Iran Policy Boost Cooperation between India, Russia and China?

Bangladesh’s Space Age: A Strategic Shift?
Politics,Economy,South Asia

By Abu Sufian Shamrat - 08 Jun 2018

Bangladesh’s Space Age: A Strategic Shift?

Pakistan’s Reluctant Relationship with Russia
Politics,South Asia

Pakistan’s Reluctant Relationship with Russia

A major shift in Pakistan’s foreign policy from the US to Russia is underway. The US’ often repeated demands for Pakistan to “do more” have pushed their relations almost to the brink.
Domestic Workers’ Woes Spark Tension between Philippines and Kuwait
Politics,Society,Southeast Asia

Domestic Workers’ Woes Spark Tension between Philippines and Kuwait

As the rising number of reported cases of abuse suffered by Filipino domestic workers in Kuwait reveals, these maids are vulnerable to all forms of maltreatment, including physical, sexual or verbal abuse, non-payment of salaries, and long working hours with no rest days.
Taiwan Suffers Further Diplomatic Isolation
Politics,East Asia

Taiwan Suffers Further Diplomatic Isolation

On May 24, 2018, the African country of Burkina Faso announced that it was breaking diplomatic relations with Taiwan. It was the second such setback for Taipei in one month. The Dominican Republic made the same move just over three weeks earlier.
Growing Public Dissatisfaction with Taiwan’s Tsai Ing-wen
Politics,East Asia

Growing Public Dissatisfaction with Taiwan’s Tsai Ing-wen

On May 20, 2018, Tsai Ing-wen celebrated her two-year anniversary as President of Taiwan. Polls by political organizations and media agencies found greater public dissatisfaction with Tsai since she took office in 2016.
By Xiaolin Duan - 28 May 2018 | 0 comments Read more...
The Evolving Dynamics of Religious Extremism in Xinjiang
Politics,Society,China

The Evolving Dynamics of Religious Extremism in Xinjiang

China has often been condemned for being repressive in Xinjiang. If we look beyond the political rhetoric and propaganda, we can see that the rise of modern religious extremism in Xinjiang was an inevitable outcome of Chinese history.
By Yu Fu - 25 May 2018 | 1 comments Read more...
Between the Barbs: Afghanistan in the US-Iran Tussle
Politics,South Asia

Between the Barbs: Afghanistan in the US-Iran Tussle

Caught in a quarrel that has nothing to do with it per se, Afghanistan has been a theatre where Iran and the US have exhibited their mutual suspicions towards each other.
Mahathir’s Re-Election: People’s Rage is Main Factor
Politics,Southeast Asia

Mahathir’s Re-Election: People’s Rage is Main Factor

Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s election victory should be understood as being less about Mahathir and more about the Malaysian electorate’s anger with former Prime Minister Najib Razak and his government.
Will Mahathir Put a Brake on Chinese Mega Projects in Malaysia?
Politics,Southeast Asia

Will Mahathir Put a Brake on Chinese Mega Projects in Malaysia?

Hours after the Mahathir-led opposition coalition Pakatan Harapan clinched a surprising victory at the Malaysian 14th General Election, Mahathir told reporters that his new government “may renegotiate” some deals with China.
The 2018 Malaysian Elections: After the Shock, What’s Next?
Politics,Southeast Asia

The 2018 Malaysian Elections: After the Shock, What’s Next?

Malaysia’s 92-year old Dr Mahathir Mohamad is voted back into power. He is likely to reach out to other opposition figures as well as anti-Najib factions within the former ruling party, as he pursues justice for the scandals plaguing Malaysian politics.
By Tai Wei Lim - 14 May 2018 | 0 comments Read more...
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