China’s New Arctic Policy Needs Close Analysis
Politics,Economy,China
By Mark E. Rosen - 20 Apr 2018

China’s New Arctic Policy Needs Close Analysis

Now that the dust has settled on China’s big policy announcement, it is time to take a fresh look at China’s Arctic Policy and assess what it means for the US and the other five states that have a coastline on the Arctic Sea: Canada, Greenland (Denmark), Russia, Norway, and Iceland.
The Tug of War between Taiwan and the PRC
Politics,East Asia

By Peter Kien-hong Yu - 18 Apr 2018

The Tug of War between Taiwan and the PRC

Xi Jinping and the Removal of Presidential Term Limits in China
Politics,China

By Dennis V. Hickey - 17 Apr 2018

Xi Jinping and the Removal of Presidential Term Limits in China

The Pakistan Puzzle: How Will Trump Deal with It?
Politics,Security,South Asia

The Pakistan Puzzle: How Will Trump Deal with It?

Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi recently met with US Vice President Mike Pence. One of the challenges which the US is facing is that despite taking tough measures on Pakistan lately, there has been no visible change in Islamabad’s approach towards terror groups.
Civic Activism Gains Momentum in Afghanistan
Politics,Society,South Asia

Civic Activism Gains Momentum in Afghanistan

The people of Afghanistan have made use of democratic practices, such as popular sit-ins, social media activism, and even satire, as ways to make themselves heard even if their faith in the government and the administration continues to diminish by the day.
Withdrawing from the ICC: What Now for the Philippines?
Politics,Southeast Asia

Withdrawing from the ICC: What Now for the Philippines?

On March 16, 2018, the Philippines began the process of its withdrawal from the International Criminal Court. The decision ultimately discredits the Philippines’ democratic credentials that are supposedly grounded on the ideals of human rights.
What is Structural Blindness?
Politics,Society

What is Structural Blindness?

The recent discovery of a hitherto-unrecognized human organ, the interstitium, has provided an example of the phenomenon of structural blindness: the inability of people to see something not because of a defect in their eyes, but because of a long-standing feature of the world.
How India Should Deal with Developments within SAARC
Politics,South Asia

How India Should Deal with Developments within SAARC

What India should be closely observing is not just China’s steady clout in the region, but also Pakistan’s ties with other countries in India’s immediate neighborhood and attempts by Islamabad to revive the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation process.
TAPI has Potential but Challenges Remain
Politics,Economy,South Asia

TAPI has Potential but Challenges Remain

On February 23, 2018, the representatives of Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and India attended the ground-breaking ceremony for the TAPI gas pipeline, which is intended to transfer 33 billion cubic feet of natural gas from Turkmenistan to the three countries.
What India Really Needs Is Better Population Policy
Politics,Economy,South Asia

What India Really Needs Is Better Population Policy

Economist Paul Krugman told the News18 Rising India Summit that India needed to expand manufacturing to put more people to work, but a closer look at China’s growth trajectory showed that population policy was the key.
The Recent US Pro-Taiwan Policy Shift: How Serious?
Politics,East Asia

The Recent US Pro-Taiwan Policy Shift: How Serious?

US President Donald Trump recently signed the Taiwan Travel Act, appointed pro-Taiwan John Bolton as his national security advisor, and ordered a tariff on China’s imports. Has he really undergone a change of heart and mind about Taiwan and China?
China’s 13th NPC and Xi Jinping’s Ambitions
Politics,China

China’s 13th NPC and Xi Jinping’s Ambitions

China’s 13th NPC closed on March 20, 2018 with a speech given by President Xi Jinping and a press conference by Premier Li Keqiang. Macroeconomic announcements and formation of Xi’s new team were the two most eagerly watched items.
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