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Hong Kong’s Identity Crisis
November 01, 2014
Hong Kong’s Identity Crisis
With the recent protests, Hong Kong seeks to chart its own course under the "one country, two systems" policy.
Hong Kong’s Identity Crisis
Indonesian Military Chief: 'ISIS Is the Worst Idea in History'
November 01, 2014
Indonesian Military Chief: 'ISIS Is the Worst Idea in History'
In a speech this week, Gen Moeldoko said “ISIS is the worst idea in history. ISIS is not Islamic. I am a Muslim."
Indonesian Military Chief: 'ISIS Is the Worst Idea in History'
‘Free’ Trade and the Sovereignty Squeeze
October 28, 2014
‘Free’ Trade and the Sovereignty Squeeze
Mercantilism in trade agreement rules-setting makes weaker economies slaves to the interests of economic hegemons.
‘Free’ Trade and the Sovereignty Squeeze
Chinese Fishermen in Troubled Waters
October 23, 2014
Chinese Fishermen in Troubled Waters
Strategic issues are not the only driver behind the recent incidents involving Chinese fishermen.
Chinese Fishermen in Troubled Waters
The Future of China and Russia: Can a David Fracture a Goliath?
October 23, 2014
The Future of China and Russia: Can a David Fracture a Goliath?
Proponents of democracy have reason to hope that history is on their side.
The Future of China and Russia: Can a David Fracture a Goliath?
Will Aceh’s Sharia Law Quash Investment?
October 22, 2014
Will Aceh’s Sharia Law Quash Investment?
Indonesia’s only province with Islamic Law shows the risks inherent in its uneven application.
Will Aceh’s Sharia Law Quash Investment?
Chinese Democracy: A ‘Nightmare’ Scenario for US
October 22, 2014
Chinese Democracy: A ‘Nightmare’ Scenario for US
"China as a liberal democracy would be a much more nationalist, much more dangerous country."
Chinese Democracy: A ‘Nightmare’ Scenario for US
The South China Sea and Joint Defense Procurement
October 20, 2014
The South China Sea and Joint Defense Procurement
Can ASEAN members join forces on defense procurement? It’s more complex than it seems.
The South China Sea and Joint Defense Procurement
Southeast Asia's Emerging Amphibious Forces
October 17, 2014
Southeast Asia's Emerging Amphibious Forces
ASEAN navies are rapidly acquiring amphibious capabilities. Their intentions, however, remain unclear.
Southeast Asia's Emerging Amphibious Forces
Why the Upcoming China-Vietnam Defense Ministers Meeting is Immensely Important
October 17, 2014
Why the Upcoming China-Vietnam Defense Ministers Meeting is Immensely Important
Chinese and Vietnamese officials will meet this weekend with maritime security on the agenda.
Why the Upcoming China-Vietnam Defense Ministers Meeting is Immensely Important
The Truth About China’s ‘Big, Bad’ Infrastructure Bank
October 16, 2014
The Truth About China’s ‘Big, Bad’ Infrastructure Bank
The focus on the US-China rivalry in the Asia-Pacific is missing an important point.
The Truth About China’s ‘Big, Bad’ Infrastructure Bank
South Korea's Attack on the Press
October 16, 2014
South Korea's Attack on the Press
South Korea's indictment of a Japanese journalist is just the latest example of its press censorship.
South Korea's Attack on the Press
State Governments and India’s Economic Growth
October 15, 2014
State Governments and India’s Economic Growth
Healthy competition could help drive growth in traditional ‘backwaters.’
State Governments and India’s Economic Growth
3 Lessons for Asian Development from Francis Fukuyama
October 15, 2014
3 Lessons for Asian Development from Francis Fukuyama
Francis Fukuyama's latest book has some important lessons on Asia's political development.
3 Lessons for Asian Development from Francis Fukuyama
Strengthening Australian-Vietnam Ties… In Cyberspace
October 12, 2014
Strengthening Australian-Vietnam Ties… In Cyberspace
Cybersecurity can help Australia take its existing engagement with Vietnam to the next level.
Strengthening Australian-Vietnam Ties… In Cyberspace
US Joins Southeast Asia's War on Piracy
October 10, 2014
US Joins Southeast Asia's War on Piracy
The United States recently became the 20th member of ReCAAP.
US Joins Southeast Asia's War on Piracy
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