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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.

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.

2017/03/27 | 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.

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.

2017/01/31 | 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.

2017/01/12 | David Brewster

China’s Pakistan Project: a Geopolitical Game-Changer

China’s role in the region may be about to fundamentally change.

2017/01/04 | Courtney Donovan Smith (石東文)

Trump’s Tactics to Take on the World

'Trump has one basic strategy: Seize the initiative and never let it go," writes Courtney Donovan Smith.

2016/12/05 | Adam P MacDonald

Myanmar’s Great Power Balancing Act

While continuing to deepen diplomatic and economic relations with the United States and the West, Aung San Suu Kyi has avoided adopting positions on divisive strategic matters such as the South and East China Sea disputes

2016/11/25 | Ian Dudgeon

Pakistan: Leader's Reputation on the Line in Terrorist Crackdown

The prime minister's ability to deliver will be sorely tested and his credibility is on the line, writes Ian Dudgeon.

2016/11/23 | Dennis Ignatius

The East is Red

Overdependence on China for investments and trade and the treachery of corrupt politicians have now rendered ASEAN completely vulnerable to Chinese hegemony, writes Dennis Ignatius.

2016/11/17 | Crispin Rovere

Yes, Trump is a Realist and No, This is Not Subjective

Donald Trump is perhaps the most realist of all candidates ever to be elected President of the United States, argues Crispin Rovere.

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.'

2016/11/09 | James Chin

Najib’s China Legacy: Who Will Be Next to Turn their Back on the U.S.?

Malaysia’s scandal-plagued Prime Minister is finding old friends in Beijing after wearing out his welcome in the West. James Chin looks at whether this is a path more ASEAN countries are likely to follow.

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?

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.

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.