Western Pressure and Cambodian Politics
Politics,Southeast Asia
By Kimkong Heng - 21 May 2019

Western Pressure and Cambodian Politics

In response to the dissolution of the main opposition and the perceived deterioration of human rights and democracy in Cambodia, the United States and European Union have taken measures in an attempt to reverse Cambodia’s democratic backsliding.
Why Asian Countries Turn to BRI For Infrastructure Investment
Politics,Economy,China

By Anita Inder Singh - 20 May 2019

Why Asian Countries Turn to BRI For Infrastructure Investment

Is the Taiwan Strait in International Waters?
Politics,China,East Asia

By Peter Kien-hong Yu - 17 May 2019

Is the Taiwan Strait in International Waters?

Taiwan’s 2020 Elections: Will Han or Guo Win the KMT Nomination?
Politics,East Asia

Taiwan’s 2020 Elections: Will Han or Guo Win the KMT Nomination?

In the Kuomintang, the most popular candidate Han Kuo-yu, the newly-elected Mayor of Kaohsiung, and the richest man in Taiwan and chairman of Foxconn, Terry Guo are set to fight for the party’s nomination for the 2020 presidential election.
By Xiaolin Duan - 15 May 2019 | 0 comments Read more...
Jacinda Ardern: Promoting Positive Politics in a Cynical World
Politics,Society

Jacinda Ardern: Promoting Positive Politics in a Cynical World

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s 2017 campaign strategy of “relentless positivity” was criticized as “naive at best, if not deluded.” All these misgivings were laid to rest when Ardern had to confront the Christchurch mosque shootings in March 2019.
Islamic State: From Territorial to Spiritual Caliphate
Politics,Security,South Asia

Islamic State: From Territorial to Spiritual Caliphate

Following recent battlefield losses, IS has compressed its various wilayats (provinces) in Iraq and Syria into two and moved away from the proto-state model of the Caliphate. In other words, IS has pivoted from a territorial to a spiritual Caliphate.
By Abdul Basit - 13 May 2019 | 0 comments Read more...
In Dealing with North Korea, America Must Keep One Eye on Taiwan
Politics,East Asia

In Dealing with North Korea, America Must Keep One Eye on Taiwan

A distinctive Chinese way of thinking about the Korean peninsula and the Taiwan Strait is that they are comprehensively and integrally interconnected, and that China will take advantage of events on the Korean peninsula to seek to resolve the Taiwan “problem”.
Bhandari’s Visit Signals Deeper Nepal-China Engagement
Politics,Economy,South Asia

Bhandari’s Visit Signals Deeper Nepal-China Engagement

Nepal’s President Bidhya Devi Bhandari was on a nine-day state visit to China which concluded on April 30, 2019. Invited by Chinese President Xi Jinping, Bhandari also attended and addressed the Second Belt and Road Forum in Beijing.
By Rishi Gupta - 09 May 2019 | 1 comments Read more...
Differences between Afghanistan and the US over the Peace Talks
Politics,South Asia

Differences between Afghanistan and the US over the Peace Talks

Peace talks were held between the United States and the Taliban in March 2019. There are two differences between the Afghan government and the US that compelled the Afghans to raise objections to the peace process.
A Xi Jinping Philosophy for a Better World?
Politics,Society,China

A Xi Jinping Philosophy for a Better World?

Xi Jinping Thought is a product of its time. China is maturing as an economic identity and is also indigenizing and entrenching its model of development. The philosophy appears to be a response to that maturation and emergence as a major power.
By Tai Wei Lim - 06 May 2019 | 0 comments Read more...
How Do Airports Achieve Continuing Success?
Politics,Economy,Society

How Do Airports Achieve Continuing Success?

The Top Ten winners of the annual Skytrax World Airport Awards have recently been announced. They beat out 550 other airports. Being the best was important to them in a hyper-competitive world at a time of shifting geopolitics and geo-economics.
How Does the Philippines Balance itself between US and China?
Politics,Hotspots,Southeast Asia

How Does the Philippines Balance itself between US and China?

Philippine Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. visited China between March 18-21, 2019. Shortly after the visit, Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo stated that the country has never shelved the South China Sea arbitration award.
By Xianqing He - 02 May 2019 | 0 comments Read more...
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