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Japan’s Options in the South China Sea
December 09, 2019

Japan’s Options in the South China Sea

By Yoji Koda
With some reverse thinking, smaller nations may be able to deter a major power.

What the ‘Power of Siberia’ Tells Us About China-Russia Relations
December 07, 2019

What the ‘Power of Siberia’ Tells Us About China-Russia Relations

By Francesco Sassi
Are we on the verge of a new era of natural gas geopolitics?
Tao Indigenous Community Demands Removal of Nuclear Waste From Taiwan’s Orchid Island
December 06, 2019

Tao Indigenous Community Demands Removal of Nuclear Waste From Taiwan’s Orchid Island

By Nick Aspinwall
Taiwan’s president offered compensation to indigenous residents for storing nuclear waste on Orchid Island without their consent. Tao elders promptly rejected the offer.

New Military Vehicles Put China-Thailand Defense Relations Into Focus
December 06, 2019

New Military Vehicles Put China-Thailand Defense Relations Into Focus

By Prashanth Parameswaran
The delivery reinforced the fact that aspects of security ties continue to be advanced by both sides in spite of challenges.

Japan-South Korea Ties on Ice Until Bilateral Trade Meeting
December 06, 2019

Japan-South Korea Ties on Ice Until Bilateral Trade Meeting

By Thisanka Siripala
Japan and South Korea’s relationship hangs on a thread until talks resume at a high-level policy meeting later this month.

China: Argentina’s Last Resort
December 06, 2019

China: Argentina’s Last Resort

By Antonio C. Hsiang
Trump's latest tariff threat will likely push Argentina, already economically fragile, further into China's arms.

Russia, China’s Neighborhood Energy Alternative
December 06, 2019

Russia, China’s Neighborhood Energy Alternative

By Eleanor Albert
The opening of the Power of Siberia pipeline draws attention to a blossoming energy partnership between China and Russia.
Japan Ends 2019 With a Packed Diplomatic Schedule
December 06, 2019

Japan Ends 2019 With a Packed Diplomatic Schedule

By Mina Pollmann
Japan's flurry of diplomacy highlights its outreach to newer, more distant partners.

Exploring China’s New Narrative on Democracy
December 06, 2019

Exploring China’s New Narrative on Democracy

By Jo Kim
Amid growing concerns about its governance, China's leadership is attempting to emphasize its own brand of democracy with “Chinese characteristics.”

What Does the New Counterterrorism Exercise Mean for the Quad?
December 06, 2019

What Does the New Counterterrorism Exercise Mean for the Quad?

By Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan
The recent development again put the minilateral arrangement in the headlines.

China and US Clash Over Xinjiang, Hong Kong Bills
December 05, 2019

China and US Clash Over Xinjiang, Hong Kong Bills

By Associated Press
As Congress targets China’s human rights violations, Beijing is furious over what it sees as U.S. interference.
China’s Data/AI Economy and the Global Order
December 05, 2019

China’s Data/AI Economy and the Global Order

By Mercy A. Kuo
Insights from Winston Ma.

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