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2017/12/05 | Adam P MacDonald

OPINION: Canada Must Develop a Coherent East Asia Maritime Strategy

Deployments of Royal Canadian Navy ships to East Asia suggest a willingness to influence the region, but Canada must define a clear policy objective amid tension between the U.S. and China.

2017/09/11 | Huang Jing

What is China's End Game in East Asian Order?

Given the rapid, ongoing changes in strategic balance throughout the region, it remains to be seen whether China’s strategic diplomacy in Southeast Asia can really deliver what Beijing desires.

2017/08/31 | T J Pempel

Trump's Wrecking Ball Hits US–Asia Relations

'By the six-month mark, the Trump administration is well on its way to upending 70 years of regional partnerships, institutional allegiances and soft power appeal through cavalier neglect and wilful destruction.'

2017/05/03 | Lionel Fatton

Trump Stabilized East Asia by Striking Syria

If cruise missiles may bring chaos in the Middle East, they are delivering peace in East Asia. The Trump administration’s decision to strike the Syrian regime is helping reassure Asian allies anxious over North Korea.

2017/04/26 | Amal Shahid

Book Review: Marriage Migration in Asia: Emerging Minorities at the Frontiers of Nation-States

In Marriage Migration in Asia: Emerging Minorities at the Frontiers of Nation-States, editor Sari K. Ishii brings together contributors to explore new and emerging patterns of transnational marriage migration in East and Southeast Asia. This book is a valuable contribution to research that complicates many existing assumptions – such as the perception that it is mainly women from poorer countries who move to marry men in the more prosperous north – and highlights the need for greater legal protection for marriage migrants and their families, finds Amal Shahid.

2017/02/07 | Rosemary Chen

HK Youth Suicides Spark Calls for Fresh Look at Academic Pressure

Two secondary school students in Hong Kong committed suicide within a 24-hour time span this week.

2017/01/18 | Dmitry Filippov

Japan's Perilous Russian Rapprochement

Abe should not lose sight of the perils of a charm offensive with Moscow, especially in the wake of the Donald Trump victory, argues Dmitry Flippov.

2016/12/26 | Bonnie Bley

Asia’s Educational Arms Race

Education has become East Asia’s flagship product and the latest tool in a state’s soft-power toolkit.

2016/01/21 | TNL 編輯

Cold Wave Sweeping Through East Asia

As the worst cold wave in ten years sweeps through Taiwan, residents on the island may have to endure what feels like below zero temperatures from January 23 to 25. China, Japan and Korea are also experiencing extreme cold with blizzards buffeting multiple regions and record-low temperatures reported in many cities.