South-East & North-East Asia
  • India seeks major power status by pivot to NK
    2018-05-25 Liu Zongyi
    At the invitation of the North Korean government, India's Minister of State for External Affairs V K Singh visited Pyongyang last week. His trip surprised international observers, as high-level exchanges have not been seen between the two c... [FULL TEXT]
  • Implications of Trump’s Withdrawal from the Iran Nuclear Dea...
    2018-04-23 Jin Liangxiang
    It is less than a month before the U.S. is set to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal unless its European allies will “fix the terrible flaws” in the deal. Actually the U.S. has already in some ways withdrawn from the deal since it has not ... [FULL TEXT]
  • India using Vietnam to access West Pacific
    2018-03-06 Liu Zongyi
    Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang's trip to India came just weeks after Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc's visit. Although Indian media said Quang's visit was a historic milestone in ties, it was exaggerated. However, his trip does indicat... [FULL TEXT]
  • The Philippine Dream Could Be Within the Reach
    2018-02-12 Dan Steinbock
    If the government’s focus remains on inclusive economic development, the Philippines could become a bright spot in the global landscape. Today, there is a huge gap between the Philippines as it is portrayed by many international observers a... [FULL TEXT]
  • How To Resolve the Korean Conundrum
    2017-09-18 Dan Steinbock
    As the US policy has failed in the Korean Peninsula, dark scenarios cast a shadow over the region – but could also pave way for peace. Recently, U.S. UN Ambassador Nikki Haley called for “the strongest sanctions” to pressure North Korea int... [FULL TEXT]
  • Shifting the momentum on the Korean Peninsula
    2017-08-28 Chen Dongxiao
    Beijing has long held three objectives for East Asia, and the Korean Peninsula in particular.The first is to promote general peace and stability premised on North Korea's diplomatic normalisation with the United States and South Korea.The s... [FULL TEXT]
  • From the Trans-Atlantic Axis and the Trans-Asian Axis
    2017-08-14 Dan Steinbock
    The ASEAN faces old and new challenges, and a huge long-term opportunity. The next three decades could witness the shift of global economic momentum from the Trans-Atlantic axis to the Trans-Asian axis. Recently, the Association of Southeas... [FULL TEXT]
  • The Jihadi Pivot to Asia
    2017-08-12 Dan Steinbock
    As the Islamic State is collapsing in the Middle East, it needs wins elsewhere. Southeast Asia is Jihadi terror’s new battlefront. In order to contain the terror and sustain the Asian Century, new kind of cooperation is needed between the A... [FULL TEXT]
  • The Lessons of Terrorism in Mindanao
    2017-08-07 Dan Steinbock
    The Ramawi terror did not come out of the blue. It is a result of decades of economic polarization, political exclusion, neglect of terrorism by the Aquino administration, and ISIL’s collapse in Syria and Iraq. If the stabilization fails no... [FULL TEXT]
  • India’s stake in Myanmar remains strong
    2016-08-24 Liu Zongyi
    Myanmar State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi concluded her visit to China on Sunday. After her China tour last year, The Nikkei published an article arguing that if Suu Kyi is in power, India's position in Myanmar's diplomacy will outweigh Chin... [FULL TEXT]