America’s Grand Asian Strategy and the South China Sea
Security,Hotspots,Southeast Asia
By Mark J. Valencia - 17 Aug 2018

America’s Grand Asian Strategy and the South China Sea

The US should have a grand strategy for Asia and determine the role of the South China Sea in it. But what are the US goals in Asia and does it have a “grand strategy” to achieve them?
Laos Poverty Alleviation Efforts by China
Economy,Society,Southeast Asia

By Tai Wei Lim - 16 Aug 2018

Laos Poverty Alleviation Efforts by China

 The Intensifying US-China Soft Power Struggle for the South China Sea
Security,Hotspots,Southeast Asia

By Mark J. Valencia - 15 Aug 2018

The Intensifying US-China Soft Power Struggle for the South China Sea

A Look at the 51st ASEAN Ministerial Meeting
Politics,Hotspots,Southeast Asia

A Look at the 51st ASEAN Ministerial Meeting

Singapore hosted the 51st ASEAN Ministerial Meeting from July 30 to August 4, 2018. ASEAN will certainly seek to augment its community building in a world where geopolitical shifts and disruptive forces are taking place.
By Tai Wei Lim - 14 Aug 2018 | 0 comments Read more...
The Cambodian Election and its Outcome
Politics,Southeast Asia

The Cambodian Election and its Outcome

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen’s political party won hands-down in the General Elections held on July 29, 2018. Critics disputed the results and argued they were not fair to the people.
By Tai Wei Lim - 08 Aug 2018 | 0 comments Read more...
The Spiral Repetitions of Cambodia’s 2018 General Election
Politics,Southeast Asia

The Spiral Repetitions of Cambodia’s 2018 General Election

The 1998 Cambodian General Election was held in the aftermath of the crushing of the Funcinpec Party, while the 2018 General Election was held in the aftermath of the ouster of the CNRP.
The Philippines’ Internal War Over the South China Sea: Idealists vs Realists
Security,Hotspots,Southeast Asia

The Philippines’ Internal War Over the South China Sea: Idealists vs Realists

A recent poll purports to show that there is a huge domestic opposition to Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s “soft” approach to China supposedly gathering steam.
The Paradox of Duterte’s Foreign Policy
Politics,Southeast Asia

The Paradox of Duterte’s Foreign Policy

In contrast to Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s passionate stance against Western meddling on domestic affairs, he is largely viewed as having a passive attitude towards Chinese intrusions within Philippine maritime territory.
The South China Sea: Are Pundits and Politicians Pushing the US into War?
Security,Hotspots,Southeast Asia

The South China Sea: Are Pundits and Politicians Pushing the US into War?

Over the past few years, bashing China for its policy and actions in the South China Sea has become quite common in the US foreign policy community. More recently, the criticism has become ever more strident and dangerous.
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.
The South China Sea: How to Manage China-US Differences
Security,Hotspots,Southeast Asia

The South China Sea: How to Manage China-US Differences

In order to manage and bridge their differences in the South China Sea, China and the US should not be trapped in the preconceived idea that conflicts are inevitable but rather put themselves in each other’s shoes.
By Li Yang - 30 May 2018 | 0 comments Read more...
The South China Sea: Realpolitik Does Indeed Trump Moralpolitik
Security,Hotspots,Southeast Asia

The South China Sea: Realpolitik Does Indeed Trump Moralpolitik

In a recent posting in The Diplomat, Tuan N. Pham denies that realpolitik can triumph or has triumphed over moralpolitik and urges the US not to “back down” in the South China Sea.
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