What’s with the Recent Tension in US-China Relations?

    By John F. Copper Sep. 18, 2018
    In the past few months, US-China relations have sunk to a state somewhere between frosty and hostile. This marks a major change since President Trump visited China in November 2017. There are several reasons for this.

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What’s with the Recent Tension in US-China Relations?
Politics,Economy,China

What’s with the Recent Tension in US-China Relations?

In the past few months, US-China relations have sunk to a state somewhere between frosty and hostile. This marks a major change since President Trump visited China in November 2017. There are several reasons for this.
By John F. Copper   |  Sep.18, 2018  |  0 comments Read more...
North Korea’s Economy in Retrospect and its Prospects
Economy,East Asia

North Korea’s Economy in Retrospect and its Prospects

North Korea’s economy suffered a negative growth of 3.5 percent in 2017, its worst setback in a decade. The disagreement with the US over its denuclearization process could delay the lifting of sanctions, while China-US competition in the Korean Peninsula may add additional uncertainty.
By Min-Hua Chiang  |  Sep.17, 2018  |  0 comments Read more...

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Freedom of Navigation: A Lost Legal Doctrine
Politics,Security,China

Freedom of Navigation: A Lost Legal Doctrine

Is the legal substance and function of freedom of navigation lost in translation when it has become a central point of major power competition and an instrumental role in broader strategic debates?
By Nong Hong   |  Sep.12, 2018  |  0 comments Read more...
Afghanistan’s Irresolvable Conflict: Destructive Obsession with Everything Strategic
Politics,South Asia

Afghanistan’s Irresolvable Conflict: Destructive Obsession with Everything Strategic

The strategic prioritization of Afghanistan for the world over its political, economic and cultural development for itself has been at the heart of the things that continue to go wrong here.
By Chayanika Saxena  |  Sep.11, 2018  |  0 comments Read more...
Arroyo and Park: The Nations behind the Women
Politics,East Asia,Southeast Asia

Arroyo and Park: The Nations behind the Women

Both are daughters of former heads of state, and their political pedigrees befitted their status in history. The conspicuous resemblance of South Korea’s Park Geun-hye (2013-2017) and the Philippines’ Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo (2001-2009) is eerily apparent.
By Andrea Chloe Wong   |  Sep.10, 2018  |  0 comments Read more...
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Politics,Environment

Freedom of Navigation and the Environment

The US has recently designated a critical habitat for the insular false killer whale, encompassing 17,500 square miles of waters around Hawaii extending well into the US EEZ, and it has placed restrictions on military activities there.
By Mark J. Valencia  |  Sep.07, 2018  |  0 comments Read more...
Cooling Temperatures and Defense Postures in East Asia
Politics,Hotspots,East Asia

Cooling Temperatures and Defense Postures in East Asia

With cooling regional temperatures in East Asian affairs and politics, some wonder if the defense budgets in the region will also cool down correspondingly. The Trump-Kim summit in Singapore set the way for the possibility of lasting peace in East Asia.
By Tai Wei Lim   |  Sep.06, 2018  |  0 comments Read more...
John McCain and the Opening of Vietnam
Politics,Southeast Asia

John McCain and the Opening of Vietnam

One of the most fascinating elements of the global reaction to the recent death of US Senator John McCain has been the sad and respectful reactions from the senior Vietnamese leadership and the public.
By Alvin Cheng-Hin Lim  |  Sep.05, 2018  |  0 comments Read more...
Will China Meddle in America’s Mid-term Election?
Politics,China

Will China Meddle in America’s Mid-term Election?

American media savants have recently warned that China may attempt to influence the coming US election. Some even say that effort has already begun. What justifies this view?
By John F. Copper   |  Sep.03, 2018  |  0 comments Read more...
Kerala Floods: Charting New Grounds for Harmony?
Politics,Society,South Asia

Kerala Floods: Charting New Grounds for Harmony?

During the recent floods in Kerala, a number of countries offered assistance, but two GCC countries, the UAE and Qatar, were the fastest to react. The UAE offered aid to the tune of INR 7 billion while Qatar pledged USD 5 million.
By Tridivesh Singh Maini  |  Aug.31, 2018  |  0 comments Read more...

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