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India’s Spurning Strategy Toward China: Contestation in Indo-Pacific 

India’s Spurning Strategy Toward China: Contestation in Indo-Pacific 

By Shanthie Mariet D’Souza
As far as China-India bilateral relations are concerned, New Delhi has sent repeated signals that it will stick to its position that relations can’t improve until the border mess is cleared up.

Following Putin Visit, Senior US Official Touches Down in Vietnam

Following Putin Visit, Senior US Official Touches Down in Vietnam

By Sebastian Strangio
Daniel Kritenbrink, the State Department's second-in-command of East Asian and Pacific Affairs, has arrived in Hanoi for a two-day visit.
Putin Signs Deals With Vietnam to Offset Moscow’s Growing Isolation

Putin Signs Deals With Vietnam to Offset Moscow’s Growing Isolation

By Aniruddha Ghosal
The Russian leader's two-day visit to Hanoi follows trips by U.S. President Joe Biden and Chinese leader Xi Jinping.

How Did China, India, and the BRICS Approach the Swiss Peace Summit on the Russia-Ukraine War?

How Did China, India, and the BRICS Approach the Swiss Peace Summit on the Russia-Ukraine War?

By Abhilash Kolekar
None of the BRICS countries endorsed the Joint Communiqué. Can they provide an alternative pathway to peace?

Malaysian PM Says China a ‘True Friend’ and Not to be Feared as Chinese Premier Ends Visit

Malaysian PM Says China a ‘True Friend’ and Not to be Feared as Chinese Premier Ends Visit

By Associated Press
As China’s Li Qiang wrapped up his visit, Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim dismissed concerns that Beijing sought to “abuse its privilege and extort” Malaysia.

What’s Driving Taiwan’s Mass Protests?
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What’s Driving Taiwan’s Mass Protests?

Putin’s Trip to Vietnam: The Next Phase of Major Power Competition

Putin’s Trip to Vietnam: The Next Phase of Major Power Competition

By Khang Vu
The Russian leader is just the latest major power leader to come to Hanoi bearing gifts and promises.

Japan as a Bridge Between ASEAN and the OECD

Japan as a Bridge Between ASEAN and the OECD

By SUKEGAWA Seiya
Indonesia and Thailand seek OECD membership. Japan can help.
In Bid to Be Major Global Player, North Korea Signs New Treaty With Russia

In Bid to Be Major Global Player, North Korea Signs New Treaty With Russia

By Shannon Tiezzi
Pyongyang wants to elevate its clout on the world stage through deepened ties with Moscow, but China continues to keep North Korea at arms length. 

US Lawmakers Meet Dalai Lama in India’s Dharamshala, Sparking Anger From China

US Lawmakers Meet Dalai Lama in India’s Dharamshala, Sparking Anger From China

By Ashwini Bhatia and Krutika Pathi
The meeting comes close on the heels of the U.S. Congress passing the Resolve Tibet Act.

Putin’s Visit Symbolizes North Korea’s Changing Foreign Policy

Putin’s Visit Symbolizes North Korea’s Changing Foreign Policy

By Benjamin Young and Yong Suk Lee
The Russian president’s trip to Pyongyang is a sign of substantial shifts in North Korean ideology and diplomacy. Meanwhile, the U.S. playbook on North Korea has not changed in decades.

Australia and China Are Making the Same Mistake in Papua New Guinea 

Australia and China Are Making the Same Mistake in Papua New Guinea 

By Carolyn Blacklock
While Australia and China have very different approaches in PNG, both are in working primarily with political elites, while alienating the New Guinean public. 
Should the US Initiate a New Round of Backroom Diplomacy With China?

Should the US Initiate a New Round of Backroom Diplomacy With China?

By Jiachen Shi
The political conditions in the U.S. aren’t quite right – and China doesn’t seem receptive to such outreach, rendering it an unnecessary option for the time being.

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