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The Prospects for Taiwan-EU Cooperation

The Prospects for Taiwan-EU Cooperation

By Francis Shin
Taiwan’s President-elect Lai Ching-te wants to bolster economic and security cooperation with the EU. Will Europe be able to meet Taiwan halfway?
A Month After Taiwan’s Election, Cross-Strait Tensions Continue to Simmer

A Month After Taiwan’s Election, Cross-Strait Tensions Continue to Simmer

By Brian Hioe
From sending balloons over Taiwan to forcing a scheduled sports competition to relocate, China has been upping the pressure.

What’s Behind Qatar’s Decision to Release 8 Indian Nationals Convicted of Espionage?

What’s Behind Qatar’s Decision to Release 8 Indian Nationals Convicted of Espionage?

By Seamus Duffy
India has been seeking their release since August 2022. Did the timing relate to India’s shift away from a pro-Israel stance? 

A Murdered Ambassador, a Closed Embassy: The Tragic History of US Diplomacy in Afghanistan

A Murdered Ambassador, a Closed Embassy: The Tragic History of US Diplomacy in Afghanistan

By Freshta Jalalzai
As the U.S. debates the fate of its embassy in Kabul, it's worth remembering the broader context of Afghanistan-U.S. diplomatic relations – including the murder of Ambassador Dubs in 1979.

The China-Built Addis-Djibouti Railway Gains Steam

The China-Built Addis-Djibouti Railway Gains Steam

By Istvan Tarrosy and Zoltan Voros
A new approach to utilizing the potential of the two-country railway line has already been producing several of the desired results. A people-centered turn is yet to come.
How to De-Risk From China: Lessons From Italy

How to De-Risk From China: Lessons From Italy

By Nicola Casarini
Italy’s de-risking has been a gradual, and often winding, process of reducing critical dependencies on China. But is it permanent?

Marape’s State Visit Puts Australia-Papua New Guinea Bonhomie on Display

Marape’s State Visit Puts Australia-Papua New Guinea Bonhomie on Display

By Patricia O’Brien
For Australia, it is critical to keep good ties with PNG amid China's growing influence.
Sri Lankan Leftist Coalition’s India Visit Raises its Profile

Sri Lankan Leftist Coalition’s India Visit Raises its Profile

By Rathindra Kuruwita
A delegation of the National People’s Power, which has emerged as a major political force following the 2022 mass protests, met top officials of India’s diplomatic and security establishment.

Navigating the Political Economy of Cold War 2.0

Navigating the Political Economy of Cold War 2.0

By Ronald U. Mendoza
Lessons from the first cold war could help states in the second. So could recognizing what's changed.

COFA Collateral Damage and Its Consequences: A View from Palau

COFA Collateral Damage and Its Consequences: A View from Palau

By Patricia O’Brien
Palau President Surangel Whipps says that “there was optimism and hope” when the Palau-U.S. compact agreement was signed. But concerns are mounting as funding stalls in the U.S. Congress.

Is Afghanistan’s ‘Regional Cooperation Initiative’ an Opening for India?

Is Afghanistan’s ‘Regional Cooperation Initiative’ an Opening for India?

By Anuraag Khaund
As the Taliban’s Islamic Emirate calls for developing a “region-centric narrative,” New Delhi can’t afford to be left out.
US Congress’ COFA Delay Jeopardizes a Key Element of the ’Free and Open Indo-Pacific’ 

US Congress’ COFA Delay Jeopardizes a Key Element of the ’Free and Open Indo-Pacific’ 

By Cleo Paskal
The U.S. government concluded COFA renewal talks with Palau, Micronesia, and the Marshall Islands in 2023. Months later, Congress has yet to approve the funding.

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