The Decatur Episode: Time for a US-China Incidents at Sea Agreement?

    By Mark J. Valencia Oct. 18, 2018
    The near-collision between the United States warship Decatur and a Chinese warship in September 2018 is only the most recent in a series of near misses between their warships and warplanes in and over the South China Sea.

    Will Trump Jilt Taiwan?

    By John F. Copper on Oct. 17, 2018

    China, Japan and the Crisis Management Mechanism in the East China Sea

    By Amrita Jash on Oct. 15, 2018

    US-Pakistan Ties: Re-negotiating the Terms of Engagement

    By Abdul Basit on Oct. 12, 2018
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The Decatur Episode: Time for a US-China Incidents at Sea Agreement?
Security,Hotspots,Southeast Asia

The Decatur Episode: Time for a US-China Incidents at Sea Agreement?

The near-collision between the United States warship Decatur and a Chinese warship in September 2018 is only the most recent in a series of near misses between their warships and warplanes in and over the South China Sea.
By Mark J. Valencia   |  Oct.18, 2018  |  0 comments Read more...
Will Trump Jilt Taiwan?
Politics,East Asia

Will Trump Jilt Taiwan?

In recent weeks, some top members of Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen’s party have warned her that US President Donald Trump will likely terminate and may even reverse America’s recent pro-Taiwan actions and policies.
By John F. Copper  |  Oct.17, 2018  |  0 comments Read more...

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North Korea’s Denuclearization: The Pompeo Reboot
Security,Hotspots,East Asia

North Korea’s Denuclearization: The Pompeo Reboot

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo made an unprecedented four trips to North Korea in 2018. His mission for the fourth trip was quite clear — to sustain the momentum of the peace process started from the Trump-Kim summit in Singapore.
By Tai Wei Lim   |  Oct.11, 2018  |  0 comments Read more...
Debate over China Takes a Dangerous Turn
Security,Hotspots,China

Debate over China Takes a Dangerous Turn

The articles by Gordon Chang in response to Lyle Goldstein’s posted in the National Interest contain several inappropriate innuendos. One of Chang’s statements is: “Wars start because aggressors read articles like Lyle Goldstein’s and think they can take what they want.”
By Mark J. Valencia  |  Oct.10, 2018  |  1 comments Read more...
US Midterm Elections and Trump Hating China: What’s Really Going On?
Politics,China

US Midterm Elections and Trump Hating China: What’s Really Going On?

Recently a number of stories have appeared in the Western liberal media pushing the narrative that US President Donald Trump despises both China and the Chinese people. These are useful to the Democratic Party going into an election in November 2018.
By John F. Copper   |  Oct.09, 2018  |  0 comments Read more...
Consumption Tax Reform in America: Below the Radar but Underway
Politics,Economy

Consumption Tax Reform in America: Below the Radar but Underway

Thanks to Trump’s trade war on China, the US is about to experience a massive sample of just what a new, very large consumption tax will taste like. The result is sure to be a significant tax-based lifting of sticker prices across a huge range of goods.
By Richard Cullen  |  Oct.08, 2018  |  0 comments Read more...
US Dollar: The Unexpected Victim of Trump’s Iran Deal Exit?
Politics,Economy

US Dollar: The Unexpected Victim of Trump’s Iran Deal Exit?

The decision of other signatories to proceed with the JCPOA and the likelihood of a successful new trading arrangement sans US dollar could hurt the international position of the US dollar and the currency will be collateral damage to the current impasse.
By Henry Hing Lee Chan   |  Oct.05, 2018  |  0 comments Read more...
Purchase of Missile Defense System Seals India-Russia Cooperation
Politics,South Asia

Purchase of Missile Defense System Seals India-Russia Cooperation

In July 2018, Indian Defense Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced that India was going ahead with the purchase of the S-400 Triumf missile shield from Russia. The US had on numerous occasions conveyed its discomfort with India’s decision to make this purchase.
By Aditi Bhaduri  |  Oct.04, 2018  |  0 comments Read more...
The Eastern Economic Forum and Russia’s Look East Policy
Economy,East Asia

The Eastern Economic Forum and Russia’s Look East Policy

The Eastern Economic Forum, Russia’s economic outreach to the world, attracted participants from 60 countries. The most notable ones were China and Japan. The EEF was held for three years continuously in Russia’s Far Eastern city of Vladivostok
By Tai Wei Lim   |  Oct.03, 2018  |  3 comments Read more...
The Sulawesi Tsunami and the Radical Contingency of the World
Society,Environment,Southeast Asia

The Sulawesi Tsunami and the Radical Contingency of the World

While humankind is generally lulled by its technological mastery and regularization of the forces of nature, natural disasters such as the one which struck Sulawesi reveal the efficacy of such technological apparatuses to be radically contingent on forces that are beyond anybody’s control.
By Alvin Cheng-Hin Lim  |  Oct.02, 2018  |  0 comments Read more...

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On the Fifth Year of the Belt and Road Initiative

On the Fifth Year of the Belt and Road Initiative

The Debate Concerning US and China Policies in the South China Sea

The Debate Concerning US and China Policies in the South China Sea

Consumption Tax Reform in America: Below the Radar but Underway

Consumption Tax Reform in America: Below the Radar but Underway

Will Imran Khan Change Pakistan’s Ties with Saudi Arabia and Iran?

Will Imran Khan Change Pakistan’s Ties with Saudi Arabia and Iran?

Pakistan-India Ties under Imran Khan: Opportunities and Challenges

Pakistan-India Ties under Imran Khan: Opportunities and Challenges

Arroyo and Park: The Nations behind the Women

Arroyo and Park: The Nations behind the Women

The Juncker-Trump Truce and its Implications for the US-China Trade War

The Juncker-Trump Truce and its Implications for the US-China Trade War

The Turkish Lira Crisis

The Turkish Lira Crisis

Freedom of Navigation and the Environment

Freedom of Navigation and the Environment

The New Space Race

The New Space Race

Chinese Humanism: A Solution to Regional Cooperation in the BRI?

Chinese Humanism: A Solution to Regional Cooperation in the BRI?

America’s Grand Asian Strategy and the South China Sea

America’s Grand Asian Strategy and the South China Sea

The Spiral Repetitions of Cambodia’s 2018 General Election

The Spiral Repetitions of Cambodia’s 2018 General Election

Mattis’ China Visit and Rising Tension in the South China Sea

Mattis’ China Visit and Rising Tension in the South China Sea

The Sulawesi Tsunami and the Radical Contingency of the World

The Sulawesi Tsunami and the Radical Contingency of the World

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

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

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