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Ambassador Xiao Qian’s Speech: A New Way Forward for Australia-China Relations?
June 30, 2022

Ambassador Xiao Qian’s Speech: A New Way Forward for Australia-China Relations?

By Corey Lee Bell
Xiao's recent speech signaled a new approach to the relationship from Beijing, but the many protesters also highlighted the lingering structural issues.
From Europe, Yoon Suk Yeol Calls for International Cooperation on North Korea’s Nuclear and Missile Threats
June 30, 2022

From Europe, Yoon Suk Yeol Calls for International Cooperation on North Korea’s Nuclear and Missile Threats

By Mitch Shin
As China opposed Yoon’s attendance at the NATO meetings, Seoul will likely face more complicated obstacles to deter North Korea’s nuclear and missile developments. 

The Complexity of Kazakhstan-Russia Relations on Display
June 30, 2022

The Complexity of Kazakhstan-Russia Relations on Display

By Aliya Askar
What did Kazakh President Tokayev’s recent statements in Russia actually mean? 

Sri Lanka Overestimates its Importance to China
June 30, 2022

Sri Lanka Overestimates its Importance to China

By Rathindra Kuruwita
India is a massive market that has great potential. If letting go of Sri Lanka allows China to improve its relationship with India, it will.

ASEAN Special Envoy Begins Second Official Mission to Myanmar
June 30, 2022

ASEAN Special Envoy Begins Second Official Mission to Myanmar

By Sebastian Strangio
Prak Sokhonn's five-day visit will involve meetings with regime figures and members of select ethnic armed groups, but significant progress is unlikely.
Japan Pushes for Stronger Cooperation to Counter China at G7
June 30, 2022

Japan Pushes for Stronger Cooperation to Counter China at G7

By Thisanka Siripala
Japan's prime minister stressed that Russia and China pose similar threats to the rules-based international order.

What Do the Pacific Island Countries Think About China?
June 30, 2022

What Do the Pacific Island Countries Think About China?

Henry Ivarature, Lice Movono, and Patricia O’Brien discuss the hopes and concerns Pacific Island governments – and people – have about China.
Uzbek Company Falls Afoul of Russia Sanctions 
June 30, 2022

Uzbek Company Falls Afoul of Russia Sanctions 

By Catherine Putz
In listing an Uzbekistan-based company, the U.S. State Department has a warning: “If you do business with sanctioned entities or individuals, you risk exposure to sanctions.”

Russia’s Putin Makes First Trip Abroad Since Invasion, to Tajikistan and Turkmenistan
June 29, 2022

Russia’s Putin Makes First Trip Abroad Since Invasion, to Tajikistan and Turkmenistan

By Catherine Putz
The warm welcome in Dushanbe and meetings around the Caspian table in Ashgabat were a chance for Putin to reaffirm his network of partners at a critical moment.

Marcos Jr. is Steering the Philippines Towards a Foreign Policy Reset
June 29, 2022

Marcos Jr. is Steering the Philippines Towards a Foreign Policy Reset

By Richard Javad Heydarian
The president-elect has sent clear signals that he doesn’t want to be too dependent on the U.S. – nor wind up too cozy with China.

Mongolia Hosts 7th Ulaanbaatar Dialogue on Northeast Asian Security
June 28, 2022

Mongolia Hosts 7th Ulaanbaatar Dialogue on Northeast Asian Security

By Bolor Lkhaajav
After a two-year hiatus due to COVID-19, Mongolia's pre-eminent foreign policy mechanism is back in action.
Can Pakistan Weaken the Growing India-Taliban Outreach?
June 28, 2022

Can Pakistan Weaken the Growing India-Taliban Outreach?

By Umair Jamal
Islamabad is reported to have asked its missions in Afghanistan to highlight ideological and political contradictions between India and the Taliban.

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