Written by Nick Bisley. Of Chinese President Xi Jinping’s many achievements in his time in office – about which much will be made in the official propaganda – one of the most surprising was the more confident and assertive approach to foreign policy that he brought about.
Written by William Hurst. In his Independence Day Speech, on 17 August 1964, Sukarno famously declared the start of what he called the “Year of Dangerous Living”. In the 14 months following that speech, Indonesia was indeed rocked by violent struggles between parties and factions with competing Communist, […]
Written by Baogang He. In this short article, I will discuss China’s response to the Trump administration. There exists a diverse range of Chinese opinions, however, I will only discuss the official, not popular, responses. I will focus on three issues – war and peace, China’s new world […]
Written by Aries A. Arugay and Michael I. Magcamit. With barely one year in office, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has declared bold changes in the country’s formerly conservative and predictable foreign policy. Explosive and controversial statements peppered with profanity have become the new normal on how the […]
Written by Tim Summers. Much has changed globally and in the UK since the state visit of Xi Jinping to the UK in October 2015. Since then, the UK’s decision following the June 2016 referendum to leave the European Union and the election of Donald Trump as US […]
Written by Alek Chance. The fact we must all immediately confront when thinking about America’s future foreign policy is that we know very little. Forecasting an incoming president’s foreign policy is always a difficult task—see, for example, the promised “humble” foreign policy of George W. Bush. Speculation about […]