Written by Douglas Paal. China has just concluded its 19th Party Congress. The air is redolent with questions about how much will change and what will continue. After more than a year of extremely cautious avoidance of controversy, especially with its neighbors, Beijing may now have a free hand […]
Written by Rizwan Zeb. On August 21st, American President Donald Trump issued his Afghanistan and South Asia policy. He had no concrete solution to America’s Afghanistan problem. On Pakistan, however, he was clear. In his speech, he stated that Pakistan provided safe haven to terrorists and shelter to […]
Written by Hunter Marston. US-China tensions are mounting. President Trump has pressured Beijing to help rein in North Korea’s nuclear ambitions, approved a $1.4 billion arms sale to Taiwan, and is considering slapping tariffs on Chinese steel. Some in the White House are reportedly obsessed by the “Thucydides trap,” the notion that the United […]
Written by Pradeep Taneja. The sixth and latest nuclear test by North Korea on September 3 has once again put the spotlight on China. US President Donald Trump has repeatedly asked China to do more to rein in the nuclear weapons and missile development by its neighbour and treaty ally, […]
Written by Rodrigo Zeidan. US President Donald Trump was right to accuse China of manipulating its currency – before changing his mind. The same charge, however, could have been levelled from anywhere in the world.
Written by Greg Wright. U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un are playing a dangerous game of brinkmanship. North Korea got the world’s attention – and Trump’s – when it successfully launched an intercontinental ballistic missile for the first time on July 4. In response, the United […]
Written by Alessandro Uras. The volatile politics of the South China Sea continue to make waves. China, Vietnam, Malaysia, Brunei, the Philippines and Taiwan have been fighting over this azure stretch of the Pacific for more than a century, but tensions have increased markedly in recent years as China, […]