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.

    The “Debt Trap” is not Detrimental to the BRI

    By Nian Peng on Oct. 19, 2018

    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
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The “Debt Trap” is not Detrimental to the BRI
Politics,Economy,China

The “Debt Trap” is not Detrimental to the BRI

While the debt issue is definitely a major obstacle to some projects, it is not detrimental to the Belt and Road Initiative. In order to address this problem, China has strengthened cooperation and policy coordination with the BRI states and made some progress on it.
By Nian Peng   |  Oct.19, 2018  |  0 comments Read more...
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...

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US-Pakistan Ties: Re-negotiating the Terms of Engagement
Politics,South Asia

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

In September and October 2018, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi held two meetings in Islamabad and Washington to renegotiate the terms of engagement.
By Abdul Basit   |  Oct.12, 2018  |  0 comments Read more...
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  |  16 comments Read more...

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Time for Asia-Pacific Middle Powers to Do More for Regional Security?

Time for Asia-Pacific Middle Powers to Do More for Regional Security?

The South China Sea Disputes: What’s Next?

The South China Sea Disputes: What’s Next?

The US-China Underwater Drone Incident: More Than Meets the Eye

The US-China Underwater Drone Incident: More Than Meets the Eye

Will Trump Order a Strike on North Korea?

Will Trump Order a Strike on North Korea?

New Dynamics in ASEAN’s Stance on South China Sea

New Dynamics in ASEAN’s Stance on South China Sea

Do US Actions in the South China Sea Violate International Law?

Do US Actions in the South China Sea Violate International Law?

India-UK Economic Relations and Impact of Brexit

India-UK Economic Relations and Impact of Brexit

Key Parts of US Navy Commander’s Handbook Are Dangerously Misleading

Key Parts of US Navy Commander’s Handbook Are Dangerously Misleading

China and Neoliberalism

China and Neoliberalism

South Africa and the Global Indigenous Struggle for Land

South Africa and the Global Indigenous Struggle for Land

Revelations of China’s Construction in the South China Sea: Hype Not Helpful

Revelations of China’s Construction in the South China Sea: Hype Not Helpful

The Rising Specter of a Security Dilemma in Asia

The Rising Specter of a Security Dilemma in Asia

Why the US-China Contest for the South China Sea Is So Dangerous

Why the US-China Contest for the South China Sea Is So Dangerous

Treason and Resistance to Pension Reform in Taiwan

Treason and Resistance to Pension Reform in Taiwan

Has Obama Lost the Philippines?

Has Obama Lost the Philippines?

How China is Reshaping the International Order

How China is Reshaping the International Order

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