The Trials and Tribulations of Britain's Chinese Community
By Daniel Alan Bey
How West Will Arm Burma
The West doesn’t need to lift an arms embargo to help arm Burma. Lifting investment restrictions will do the job.
Can Hong Kong Control Own Fate?
This month’s selection of a pro-Beijing chief executive sparked anger in Hong Kong. The city has a long and awkward history of being at the mercy of others.
India's Achilles' Heel
India’s economy and its military have made rapid strides. But threats to energy security could undermine this.
What Singapore Teaches U.S.
The British surrender of Singapore to the Japanese in 1942 should be instructive to U.S. policymakers eyeing China’s rise. War isn’t inevitable, but history is full of surprises.
Obama’s Falklands Failure
America’s failure to clearly back Britain in its current diplomatic row with Argentina over the Falkland Islands risks sending the wrong message to U.S. allies in Asia.
Lessons of the War of 1812
Remote powers have a limited capacity to project sea power. There are lessons here for Asian strategists.
Time for West to Wise Up on Iran
Last week’s assault on the British Embassy was unacceptable. But more sanctions are only going to embolden Iran’s ideologues.
Embassy Siege Sign of What's Ahead?
The attack on the British Embassy in Iran was a troubling escalation. If the attack was ordered by the supreme leader’s son, it could be just the start.
Europe Grapples With U.S. Pivot
European nations will have to get used to the U.S. paying more attention to Asia, says Sir Malcolm Rifkind. It doesn’t have to be a bad thing.
An American Ulcer?
Should the U.S. take a leaf from an old playbook and consider trying war by contingent in East Asia?
Australia’s China Dance
China is now Australia’s largest trading partner. Will Canberra shun its traditional allies in favour of Beijing as a strategic partner?