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2018/02/17 | David Brewster
The Indian Ocean Base Race Heats Up
The Indian navy has just been granted access to an Omani base close to the Persian Gulf.
OPINION: The US and China Are at a Critical Juncture
China’s integration into the Western-built system of open global commerce was supposed to promote its liberalization. Instead the opposite has happened.
2017/09/14 | Rory Medcalf
India vs China: Who Really Won at Doklam
Unless China brings back the bulldozers soon, India will have won this round. And it did so without substantial involvement by the US.
2017/08/24 | Kerry Brown
China's New Point Man on North Korea Faces Uphill Battle
'Never before has North Korea been more troubling, its nuclear program seemingly more successful than anyone suspected, and the country well on the way, under the maverick young leader Kim Jong-un, to being able to deliver nuclear-loaded ballistics to US assets,' writes Kerry Brown.
2017/08/17 | Matthew Phillips
Thailand’s Junta Courts the White House as 'Democracy' Drops from US Agenda
Secretary of State Tillerson has already indicated that the State Department is considering dropping 'democracy' from its global mission. On Tuesday, he kept his word.
Can Bangkok Wean Itself Off Beijing?
It is still unclear whether Thailand will be able to easily re-adjust its strategic position between the two regional powers
2017/07/31 | Silvia Menegazzi
The Trials of Keeping the International System Afloat: EU–China Relations in the Trump Era
In a post-Brexit scenario, the EU strategy of prioritizing democracy-first, rule-of-law and human rights discourses with China may not be sustainable over economic pragmatism.
2017/07/25 | Aaron L. Connelly
Indonesia's Name Games: The 'North Natuna Sea'
Rather than engaging in name games, Indonesia and other Southeast Asian states would be better off focusing on practical measures like building opposition to Chinese actions that violate international law.
2017/07/22 | Shashank Joshi
Where the India-China Standoff is Going
A diplomatic off-ramp is currently hard to see, but may become easier in the autumn.
2017/07/12 | Hai Hong Nguyen
Will Vietnam Pull the US back to Asia?
Trump’s visit to Vietnam is an auspicious opportunity for him to reiterate the message the United States is not pivoting away from Asia.
2017/06/16 | Harsh V. Pant
Troubled Waters: Modi Seeks to Smooth Ties with Putin
Despite Modi’s recent visit, Moscow–Delhi ties are likely to remain tumultuous in the coming years.
2017/05/27 | Sam Bateman
Game On Again in the South China Sea as First FONOP under Trump is Chalked-Up
A US warship has sailed within 12 nautical miles of the Chinese-occupied Mischief Reef in the South China Sea. This was the first such challenge to Beijing under President Donald Trump.
2017/05/22 | Angela Han
Cold Shoulder: Why Beijing Snubbed Singapore at the Belt and Road Summit
Beijing did not invite Singapore's Prime Minister to attend the Belt and Road event in Beijing this week, signifying strain in sino-Singapore relations.
China’s Global Power Projection Hit With 'Strategic Overdraft'
'Since coming to power in late 2012, Xi has repeatedly spun out bold and all-encompassing visions and schemes,' but Xi will need to 'prove that he can actually deliver on both his domestic and international pledges,' said Dr. Lam.
2017/04/24 | David Shinn
China’s Power Projection in the Western Indian Ocean
Since 2008, China has significantly increased its naval presence in the Indian Ocean, giving rise to Indian concerns of potential military encirclement and raising questions in American strategic thinking about China’s ultimate objectives.
2017/04/07 | Gregory J. Moore
Reining in Pyongyang’s Nuclear Ambitions: Washington and Beijing’s Common Interests
China and the United States agree that the North Korean regime cannot be trusted with nuclear weapons. 'It’s time for them to put aside their fears and their differences and work together,' Gregory J. Moore writes.
2017/04/06 | Edward White
ANALYSIS: Taiwan Holds Its Breath as Trump Meets Xi
Ahead of the meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and China President Xi Jinping, eight Taiwan and China experts share their expectations with The News Lens.
2017/04/01 | Anthony V. Rinna
Russia’s Stake in South Korea's THAAD Missile Debate
The geopolitics of South Korea's missile system is of concern to major regional players, namely China, US, and Russia.