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Why the New Sri Lanka-Singapore Free Trade Pact Matters
February 17, 2018
Why the New Sri Lanka-Singapore Free Trade Pact Matters
A closer look at a significant agreement between the two sides.
Why the New Sri Lanka-Singapore Free Trade Pact Matters
New Base Bid Spotlights Malaysia Coast Guard’s Old Resource Challenge
February 17, 2018
New Base Bid Spotlights Malaysia Coast Guard’s Old Resource Challenge
The agency’s bid to boost its capabilities continues.
New Base Bid Spotlights Malaysia Coast Guard’s Old Resource Challenge
'No More Sex With Staff': Australia's Government Reels Under Latest Scandal
February 17, 2018
'No More Sex With Staff': Australia's Government Reels Under Latest Scandal
Barnaby Joyce's extramarital affair with a staffer threatens the very viability of the Turnbull government.
'No More Sex With Staff': Australia's Government Reels Under Latest Scandal
Deepening the US-Indonesian Strategic Partnership
February 17, 2018
Deepening the US-Indonesian Strategic Partnership
Defense Secretary Mattis' recent visit to Indonesia was an important step forward.
Deepening the US-Indonesian Strategic Partnership
The Risks of the China-Saudi Arabia Partnership
February 17, 2018
The Risks of the China-Saudi Arabia Partnership
Geopolitical factors, as well as Saudi Arabia's own domestic landscape, could limit the relationship's potential.
The Risks of the China-Saudi Arabia Partnership
China's State-Backed Start-up Push
February 17, 2018
China's State-Backed Start-up Push
Can the government create a true start-up ecosystem, or are its efforts only creating a bubble?
China's State-Backed Start-up Push
Iran's Rouhani Comes to India: What to Expect
February 17, 2018
Iran's Rouhani Comes to India: What to Expect
The Iranian president will come to New Delhi with an economic agenda on his mind.
Iran's Rouhani Comes to India: What to Expect
Nepal Has a New Prime Minister. Now Comes the Hard Part.
February 17, 2018
Nepal Has a New Prime Minister. Now Comes the Hard Part.
Will the second time be the charm for K.P. Sharma Oli?
Nepal Has a New Prime Minister. Now Comes the Hard Part.
How Did Japan Lose Its Air Superiority Advantage?
February 17, 2018
How Did Japan Lose Its Air Superiority Advantage?
Once one of the world’s most capable air forces, Japan now finds itself outmatched in air-to-air combat capabilities.
How Did Japan Lose Its Air Superiority Advantage?
What Could the United States Have Done – If Anything – To Prevent China's Rise?
February 17, 2018
What Could the United States Have Done – If Anything – To Prevent China's Rise?
The United States did not undertake the difficult and expensive steps necessary to prevent the economic and military rise of China.
What Could the United States Have Done – If Anything – To Prevent China's Rise?
Time for India to Play a Role in Israel-Palestine Peace?
February 17, 2018
Time for India to Play a Role in Israel-Palestine Peace?
India, with its balanced ties to both sides, could be a yet-to-be explored path to peace.
Time for India to Play a Role in Israel-Palestine Peace?
Japan’s Refugee Applications Exceed 10,000 for the Second Year Running
February 16, 2018
Japan’s Refugee Applications Exceed 10,000 for the Second Year Running
As asylum seeker applications in Japan skyrocket, the government is tightening its notoriously tough refugee policy.
Japan’s Refugee Applications Exceed 10,000 for the Second Year Running
6.5 Million Chinese to Travel Abroad for 2018 Spring Festival Holiday
February 16, 2018
6.5 Million Chinese to Travel Abroad for 2018 Spring Festival Holiday
Each Chinese tourist is expected to spend 9,500 yuan (about $1,500) on average traveling abroad.
6.5 Million Chinese to Travel Abroad for 2018 Spring Festival Holiday
At Melanesian Spearhead Group, the Question of West Papuan Membership Lingers
February 16, 2018
At Melanesian Spearhead Group, the Question of West Papuan Membership Lingers
The MSG will deliberate the United Liberation Movement for West Papua’s application, but some worry about angering Indonesia.
At Melanesian Spearhead Group, the Question of West Papuan Membership Lingers
The US Navy's New 30-Year Plan Grows its Fleet Realistically, but Slowly
February 16, 2018
The US Navy's New 30-Year Plan Grows its Fleet Realistically, but Slowly
Reaching 355 ships is not projected until the 2050s, too slow for expected threats.
The US Navy's New 30-Year Plan Grows its Fleet Realistically, but Slowly
South Korea’s Domestic Political Divide on North Korea
February 16, 2018
South Korea’s Domestic Political Divide on North Korea
South Korea's liberals and conservatives have drastically different interpretations of North Korea's Olympic outreach.
South Korea’s Domestic Political Divide on North Korea
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