A Shift in US Arctic Policy: Can It Play the China Card Wisely?
Politics,Economy,China
By Nong Hong - 25 Sep 2019

A Shift in US Arctic Policy: Can It Play the China Card Wisely?

US Vice President Mike Pence, in a visit to Iceland, warned about his concern on Russia’s aggression in the Arctic and China’s increasing activities in the region. Pence is one of several senior US officials who frames US engagement in the Arctic targeting at Russia and China.
Is a China-US Cold War in the Offing?
Politics,Economy,China

By Anita Inder Singh - 24 Sep 2019

Is a China-US Cold War in the Offing?

The Rise of China in the Supercomputer Race
Economy,Cyberspace,China

By Henry Hing Lee Chan - 20 Sep 2019

The Rise of China in the Supercomputer Race

Argentina On Verge of Default: Can IMF Save It?
Politics,Economy

Argentina On Verge of Default: Can IMF Save It?

Argentine has defaulted on its sovereign debt eight times since independence in 1816, and the country has been punctuated with regular economic crises in the past 70 years. The issue on hand is not so much about Argentine default, but the judgement and approach of the IMF.
Modi’s Bahrain Visit Affirms Strong Mid-East Ties
Politics,Economy,South Asia

Modi’s Bahrain Visit Affirms Strong Mid-East Ties

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s recent visit to Bahrain came amidst much fanfare and interest. He is the very first Indian prime minister to visit the Gulf state, considering that the two countries have shared close ties for centuries.
G7 Summit and Iran: Why India Would be Watching Closely
Politics,Economy,South Asia

G7 Summit and Iran: Why India Would be Watching Closely

India has immense interest in the reduction of tensions between Washington and Tehran. The removal of tensions is important for India in the context of its oil needs as well as the Chabahar Port project which is India’s gateway to Afghanistan.
Trump is Pushing Iran Closer to China
Politics,Economy,China

Trump is Pushing Iran Closer to China

Even as the US threatens Iran with oil sanctions and war, China goes ahead with trade and infrastructure building there. Iran’s dependence on China highlights their shared interests against the US in the Middle East, Central and South Asia.
Whither China’s “State Capitalism”?
Politics,Economy,China

Whither China’s “State Capitalism”?

Instead of the flashpoint of an economic Cold War, China’s state sector can become a site of meaningful reforms if Washington and Beijing come to a better understanding of its past and future.
How Libra Will Kill the Dollar
Economy,Cyberspace

How Libra Will Kill the Dollar

The announcement by Facebook to launch a blockchain digital currency, Libra in 2020 opened the Pandora's box on the challenges toward currency. There was a chorus of US and international officials who voiced resistance to the tech giant operating its own digital money.
India’s Trade Ties with Afghanistan Affected by India-Pakistan Tensions
Politics,Economy,South Asia

India’s Trade Ties with Afghanistan Affected by India-Pakistan Tensions

After India withdrew the special status of Jammu and Kashmir, Pakistan suspended trade ties with India and banned all imports and exports. Pakistan also decided to suspend the import of Indian goods to Afghanistan under the Pakistan-Afghanistan transit treaty.
Holistic Development of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Politics,Economy,South Asia

Holistic Development of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands

The Andaman and Nicobar Islands, an archipelago of 572 islands, is strategically located in the Indian Ocean and has the potential to play a decisive role in the shaping of India’s Indo-Pacific policy.
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”.
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