China’s Leader Xi Jinping to Visit Vietnam Next Week
By Sebastian Strangio
The trip comes on the heels of the Vietnamese government's significant diplomatic upgrades with the United States and Japan.
Where Does China Stand On the Esequibo Question?
By Joseph Bouchard
Given its good relations with both Venezuela and Guyana, Beijing has sought to avoid angering either.
How Will Laos Handle Its 2024 Chairmanship of ASEAN?
By To Minh Son
The communist-ruled nation takes the helm at a time of growing tumult in the the world and the region.
China-EU Summit Reveals a Fundamental Disconnect
By Shannon Tiezzi
The EU sees a relationship in dire need of an overhaul. China thinks everything is just fine.
China Threatens US Interests in Micronesia, Former President Warns
By Camilla Pohle
If Compact funding remains stuck in limbo, the Freely Associated States will be increasingly vulnerable to China’s influence, David Panuelo warned.
The Rise of Mongolia: Minerals, Trade and ‘the Third Way’
By Nathaniel Schochet and Earl Carr
Mongolia is intent on making sure it has diplomatic and economic options beyond its two neighbors.
Indonesians and Malaysians Keep Gaza in Their Prayers
By Sribala Subramanian
For Southeast Asia's Muslims, support for Palestine is rooted in national identity.
A Letter to Dushanbe: US Senator Urges Tajikistan to End Repression
By Catherine Putz
Tajikistan is among the world’s worst perpetrators of transnational repression.
Debate Over Kyrgyzstan’s New Flag Overshadows Kyrgyz-Tajik Border Negotiations
By Nigel Li
After a December 1 meeting in Tajikistan, security officials on both sides are proclaiming success and promising progress.
Why the United States Needs an Embassy in Tuvalu
By John Augé
Tuvalu, the least visited and fourth smallest country in the world, might not be on everyone’s radar, but it holds a world of potential.
With New Government, New Zealand’s Foreign Policy Resets on AUKUS, Gaza, and Ukraine
By Geoffrey Miller
New Foreign Minister Winston Peters has wasted no time overhauling New Zealand’s diplomatic direction.
Beyond the Battlefield: China’s Quiet Bid to Sway Taiwan’s 2024 Election (and Future)
By Shaoyu Yuan and Jun Xiang
In the psychological sense, China’s “invasion” of Taiwan is well underway.