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2018/09/12 | Policy Forum
OPINION: Time to Say Goodbye to 'Chinese Taipei'
A proposal to compete as 'Taiwan' rather than 'Chinese Taipei' in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics serves as a warning to Beijing.
2018/09/01 | Policy Forum
Asia's Mental Health Support Systems Are Still Neglected by Policymakers
People living with mental disorders remain among Asia's most vulnerable and marginalized populations.
2018/08/22 | Policy Forum
ANALYSIS: Why the Asian Tigers Don't Have Their Own Silicon Valley
Hong Kong, Singapore, South Korea, and Taiwan are still far from adapting to the digital age and embracing the knowledge economy.
2018/08/20 | Policy Forum
OPINION: Differing Strategic Visions in the Indo-Pacific Cloud the Region's Future
India, Japan and the US all have different ideas about what the Indo-Pacific means, casting doubt over its future as a concept.
2018/08/10 | Policy Forum
OPINION: Asia Can Lead North Korea Human Rights Dialogue
A multilateral, Asian-led human rights discourse with North Korea offers an alternative to failed Western-led approaches.
2018/08/07 | Policy Forum
ANALYSIS: Japan Is Finally Entering the Indo-Pacific Arena
Japan has hesitated to assert itself in the Indo-Pacific, a region increasingly dominated by Chinese influence. It may want to avoid its tradition 'value-oriented diplomacy' and the temptation to lock horns with China.
2018/07/23 | Policy Forum
Water Tensions Between Singapore and Malaysia Begin to Boil Over
Malaysia's recent election has reignited a longstanding quarrel over water with Singapore, which receives half its fresh water from its neighbor to the north.
2018/07/19 | Policy Forum
ANALYSIS: Russia's Expanding Asia-Pacific Power Play
In the absence of strong relations with Western nations, Russia may be making its own pivot to Asia. This should motivate Australia and ASEAN states to fortify their own presences in the area.
2018/07/09 | Policy Forum
The Truth Behind China's World Football Ambitions
Is China already a soccer superpower? Lucrative corporate partnerships have more than picked up the slack for its 75th ranked men's national team.
2018/06/29 | Policy Forum
OPINION: It's Time to Move Past Outdated Notions of Cyberspace and Cybersecurity
The conversation about cybersecurity must evolve to take account of state actors intent on furthering strategic aims.
2018/06/22 | Policy Forum
OPINION: Talk of 'Sonic Attacks' at US Embassies Rings Hollow
Talks of some kind of sonic 'attack' at US embassies in China and Cuba is based on questionable testing methodology and opaque data.
2018/06/18 | Policy Forum
Korean Summitry Spurs Moon's Minjoo Party to Electoral Success
Moon Jae-in’s Minjoo party rode overwhelming public approval and turnout to a strong electoral victory that has left the country’s opposition parties reeling.
2018/06/14 | Policy Forum
Chinese Firms Venture into Russia 2018 World Cup Sponsorship Breach
Chinese companies like Wanda and Vivo do not fear to tread in the footprints of scandal that have deterred Western sponsors.
2018/06/04 | Policy Forum
How Should the US Respond to Sonic Attacks?
The clandestine use of sonic, microwave and laser weapons are becoming more common, but nobody is quite sure how to respond.
2018/05/18 | Policy Forum
ANALYSIS: Ignoring Bangladesh's Polarizing Politics Is a Grave Mistake
Conditions in the South Asian nation present a perfect storm for terrorist organizations.