China’s soft power struggles
China could increase its soft power impact, but openness, transparency, and tolerance of debate present significant hurdles, Asit K Biswas and Kris Hartley write.
The Gulf Crisis – A Game Of Demands
Anil Trigunayat analyses the Gulf Cooperation Council crisis concerning Qatar.
India and the SAARC
What are the implications for the neighbourhood asks Ambassador Anil Trigunayat?
Doha’s deft diplomacy dents the pain from the ongoing Gulf crisis writes Anil Trigunayat.
North Korean imbroglio
North Korea and the US are locked in a stalemate in their struggle over North Korea's growing nuclear threat. How did we land in this imbroglio? Is there a way out, asks John West?
Asian trade and investment liberalisation in the Trump era
The prospects look bleak for Asian trade and investment liberalisation in the Trump era, writes John West.
China fractures ASEAN
ASEAN, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, represents Asia’s most successful effort at regional cooperation and integration But it is now being fractured by China, writes John West.
China steals the South China Sea
China snaffled the South China Sea from its Southeast Asian neighbours, without firing a shot, says John West.
America and China -- war or peace?
Can Donald Trump, the man of the deal, could secure a new deal with China asks John West.
Donald Trump’s potshots at Asia
Donald Trump has started badly his relationship with Asia, the world's most economically and politically important region, writes John West.
Obama’s pivot to Asia
US President Obama's well-intentioned pivot to Asia enjoyed only mixed results, writes John West.
Infrastructure for a China-centric Eurasia?
China’s “one belt, one road” initiative, which seeks to build a China-centric Eurasia, is struggling to get off the ground, writes John West.
Protectionism and globalization
Protectionism is not the answer, make globalization work, argues the Pacific Economic Cooperation Council (PECC).
From TPP to TTP (Trump Trade Policy)
As many of us now fret over the demise of the TPP at the hands of Donald J. Trump, a new wave of trade liberalisation in Asia could be taking shape through “Trump Trade Policy”, argues John West.
Cooperation on shared waters
Properly planned, transboundary rivers can act as an engine for regional development for both Nepal and Bihar argue Asit K Biswas and Cecilia Tortajada.
Hydro-powering regional development in India and Nepal
Asit K. Biswas and Cecilia Tortajada report on hydro-powering regional development in India and Nepal.
Thank God for Godwits
Roger Coombs reports on two children’s books focussing on the lives of the Bar-Tailed Godwit, one of the bird species most critically dependent on continuity of the East- Asian Australasian Flyway.
Anti-Globalization Risks for Asia-Pacific
The Asia-Pacific faces risks from slowing trade and rising anti-globalization sentiments says the Pacific Economic Cooperation Council (PECC).
Indonesia’s West Papuans and China’s Tibetans
Indonesia’s West Papuans and China’s Tibetans share similar fates in that their hopes for independent nationhood were dashed by greedy big brothers, write John West.
The China factor in India–Bhutan relations
Udisha Saklani and Cecilia Tortajada report on the 24th round of China–Bhutan border talks.
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