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2016/10/13 | Dr. Willy Wo-Lap Lam

OPINION: Beijing Talks Tough About 'New Cold War' in Asia

Emblematic of Beijing’s pugilistic mentality is a series of war games staged with Russia. Perhaps not by coincidence, 22,000 American military personnel held exercises in waters around Guam.

2016/10/18 | Evelyn Goh

Does China Get What it Wants in East Asia?

How much influence over other countries’ choices and policies does China actually have?

2017/03/27 | Sorpong Peou

Cambodia: Towards Single Party Dictatorship?

'Cambodia’s ruling party is seeking to shore up its chances of electoral success with recent changes to the rules governing political parties,' Sorpong Peou writes.

2021/03/17 | Deutsche Welle

Can US and Japan Push Back Against China in Indo-Pacific?

The U.S.-Japan joint statement on China’s “destabilizing behavior” underlines the importance the Biden administration places on peace, stability, and the rule of law in the Indo-Pacific region.

2016/11/09 | Kerri Ng

U.S. Election Offers Little Hope for Okinawa

'It is likely that Trump’s foreign policies would be disastrous for both Japan and Okinawa.'

2017/01/31 | Oriana Skylar Mastro

China’s Lukewarm Response to Indian Military Modernization

China's attitude provides a strategic window of opportunity for expanding U.S.-Indian relations — we will have to wait and see whether President Trump capitalizes on it.

2017/08/15 | Pongphisoot Busbarat

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

2017/03/20 | Sheila A Smith

Where Does Trump's America First Leave Asia?

Asian leaders may find that their publics are less inclined to compromise with Washington under Trump.

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.

2016/10/17 | Udisha Saklani and Cecilia Tortajada

The China Factor in India–Bhutan Relations

China appears to be expanding its presence in the Himalayas through negotiations with one of India’s neighbors: Bhutan.

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.

2017/03/31 | Aurelia George Mulgan

Should China Turn Its Back on North Korea?

Recent developments in North Korea’s nuclear missile capabilities suggest that it will soon join the ranks of nuclear-armed states outside the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, along with Israel, India, and Pakistan. These countries present a nuclear reality that the United States thus far has been prepared to live with rather than try to reverse.

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.

2017/04/01 | 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.

2018/01/11 | Aaron L. Friedberg

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.

2017/04/06 | 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.

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.