Is China and Russia Challenging US Primacy in Asia?
Politics,Security,East Asia
By Anita Inder Singh - 22 Aug 2019

Is China and Russia Challenging US Primacy in Asia?

On July 23, 2019, Russian warplanes intruded into South Korean airspace. They were accompanied by two Chinese bombers. The outstanding questions are whether the incidents represented a China-Russia challenge to US primacy, and whether an alliance is on the cards.
On Kashmir, Pakistan Again Loses Diplomatic War to India
Politics,South Asia

By Aditi Bhaduri - 21 Aug 2019

On Kashmir, Pakistan Again Loses Diplomatic War to India

How Will the Intellectual Sector Respond to Industry 4.0
Politics,Society

By Tai Wei Lim - 20 Aug 2019

How Will the Intellectual Sector Respond to Industry 4.0

US Democrats Mostly Agree with Trump over Pacific Trade Pact
Politics,Economy

US Democrats Mostly Agree with Trump over Pacific Trade Pact

Joe Biden, who served as Vice President under Former US President Barack Obama, stated that the TPP in its current form was unacceptable and if elected as President, he would only make the US join the agreement if parts of it are “renegotiated”.
Discourse is Power: How HK Leaders Could Win Back Public Trust
Politics,Hotspots,East Asia

Discourse is Power: How HK Leaders Could Win Back Public Trust

The ability to mobilize several thousand misinformed youths to paralyze airport operations showed the mastery of the radicals to use modern media platforms to spread false or fake news to rally the crowd.
The Geo-Politics of Internal Reorganization of Jammu and Kashmir
Politics,South Asia

The Geo-Politics of Internal Reorganization of Jammu and Kashmir

The internal re-organization of Jammu and Kashmir came about with the abrogation of an extra-ordinary law weaved into the Indian Constitution that gave a special status to the province. It set off a whirlwind of speculations about what this act was “really” meant to achieve.
Media, Agenda Setting and the Space Race
Politics,Society

Media, Agenda Setting and the Space Race

Media has played a significant role in generating huge interest in outer space issues during the Cold War Space Race. The behavior of media houses tells a lot about the political system of a country, illustrated by the different ways the US media and Soviet media reported on the issue.
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Taiwan’s 2020 Elections: Too Many Unknowns and Incalculables
Politics,East Asia

Taiwan’s 2020 Elections: Too Many Unknowns and Incalculables

Polls in Taiwan on the issue of independence and unification indicate that most residents support keeping the status quo. Does that mean supporting independence? It does if one believes Taiwan is already independent. Otherwise it doesn’t.
India-US Relations: Natural Partners, With Conditions Applied
Politics,Economy,South Asia

India-US Relations: Natural Partners, With Conditions Applied

Into its second term with a resounding majority, the domestically upbeat government at the center in India is experiencing international turbulence, generated by a cause not unknown, a moody United States of America.
Hong Kong’s Time of Reckoning is Close
Politics,Hotspots,East Asia

Hong Kong’s Time of Reckoning is Close

The general strike called by Hong Kong’s anti-extradition bill netizens on August 5, 2019 wreaked havoc in the city. The general strike reflected both the strengths and weaknesses of the anti-extradition movement and offered some clues on how to resolve the impasse.
Why Do Countries Sign Up with China’s Belt and Road Initiative?
Politics,Economy,China

Why Do Countries Sign Up with China’s Belt and Road Initiative?

From the Chinese perspective, openness and inclusiveness are perhaps the most attractive points about the BRI. For the Chinese government, the BRI is a multilateral vehicle designed for those who want it for developmental purposes based on market forces.
By Tai Wei Lim - 06 Aug 2019 | 0 comments Read more...
US-Cambodia Ties at New Low After Chinese Naval Outpost Report
Politics,Security,Southeast Asia

US-Cambodia Ties at New Low After Chinese Naval Outpost Report

The Wall Street Journal, citing unnamed US officials, reported that Cambodia had signed a secret pact with China to allow the latter exclusive rights to part of the Kingdom’s Ream Naval Base on the Gulf of Thailand.
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