Modi Fiddles While India Burns
What’s unfolding in India is a devastating carnage precipitated by its self-enamored leader. By Kapil Komireddi, the author of Malevolent Republic: A Short History of the New India.
Biden Looks to Contain China—but Where’s the Asian NATO? – FP, 26.03
The United States needs a game plan for a continent that’s home to two-thirds of the world’s population and its biggest rival. By Jack Detsch
50 Years After Independence, Bangladesh Bursts Into Geopolitics
The country is on the cusp of a second liberation—one that would end its relative isolation. By C. Raja Mohan
Blinken and Austin in Japan to Bolster Asian Allies
The Biden administration wants to prod Japan more on defense and resolve tensions between Tokyo and Seoul. By Jack Detsch
Quad Summit’s Vaccine Deal Is Biden’s Bold First Move in Asia – FP, 12.03
It’s a smart step to counter China, but the next ones won’t be as easy. By Michael J. Green
Friday’s Quad Summit Will Show if It’s Just a Talking Shop – FP, 10.03
The fledgling Indo-Pacific alliance needs a mission—and its only meaningful one is maritime security. By Salvatore Babones
Getting the Quad Right Is Biden’s Most Important Job – FP, 10.03
The Quadrilateral Security Dialogue is the best hope for standing up to China. By James Mattis, Michael Auslin, Joseph Felter
Biden’s Trade Plans Will Boost China’s Power in Asia – FP, 16.02
Supporting the middle class at home and reasserting leadership abroad may be mutually exclusive, especially in Asia. By James Crabtree
Vietnam Picks Control Over Reform at 13th National Party Congress – FP, 10.02
Conservative decisions and an aging leadership don’t bode well. By Huong Le Thu
Can Myanmar’s Protesters Succeed? – FP, 11.02
Led by student activists, the new civil-disobedience movement draws on the experience of older generations—but its methods and demands are a radical break with the past. By Courtney T. Wittekind
Will U.S. Sanctions Convince Myanmar’s Junta to Change Course? – FP, 11.02
Myanmar’s generals have proven they can survive sanctions. But sustained public pressure may be harder to endure. By Colm Quinn
The Myanmar Coup Is the First Test for Biden’s Democracy Agenda
Washington’s response should be swift if Biden expects the world to take his commitment seriously. By Michael J. Green
Who Lost Myanmar? – FP, 2.02
Facing its first major crisis, the Biden administration must confront a failure of U.S. diplomacy orchestrated by some of its own players nearly a decade ago. By Michael Hirsh
Why Attempts to Build a New Anti-China Alliance Will Fail – FP, 27.01
The big strategic game in Asia isn’t military but economic. By Kishore Mahbubani
Why China Is Winning Against India – FP, 1.01.21
The military standoff in the Himalayas is often seen as a stalemate between two nuclear powers. But New Delhi cannot afford the status quo. By Sushant Singh
A tiny Indian archipelago makes China nervous – 25.12.20
- As the India-China rivalry grows, #India is now militarizing the Andaman and Nicobar archipelago by the entry point of the #Malacca Strait.
Asia 2021 – Asia Society, 15.12
- A panel of experts look ahead to 2021 and predict what the new year will bring for Asia, the United States, and the world. Participants include Steven Englander, head of global G10 FX research and North America macro strategy for Standard Chartered Bank; Bobby Ghosh, columnist and member of the editorial board, Bloomberg; Saad Mohseni, chairman and chief executive of the MOBY GROUP and an Asia 21 Young Leader; Weijian Shan, chairman and CEO of PAG; and Sue Mi Terry, senior fellow for Korea at the Center for International and Strategic Studies. The conversation was moderated by Asia Society Executive Vice President Tom Nagorski.
Cutting Through the Hype on Asia’s New Trade Deal – FP, 2.12
The RCEP truly is a China-style trade agreement: platitudinous and ineffective.
The Quad’s Malabar Exercises Point the Way to an Asian NATO – FP, 25.11
India, Japan, Australia, and the United States have a good model if they want to keep the peace without threatening China. By Salvatore Babones
The future of US alliances in the Indo-Pacific: A conversation with Senator Tammy Duckworth – Brookings Institution, 4.12
U.S. Versus Chinese Powers of Persuasion – RAND, 1.12
Does the United States or China Have More Influence in the Indo-Pacific Region?
Biden, Trump, and the View From Asia – Asia Society, 20.11
Asia’s Energy Destiny Panel – Bloomberg New Economy Forum 2020, 19.11
- Energy demand in Asia is growing faster than anywhere else, and Asia is already the world’s largest source of carbon emissions. The future composition of the global energy mix — and, to a significant extent, the future of the planet — will largely be shaped by the continent, and by China and India especially.
Charting a Transatlantic Course to Address China – 16.11
Why India Refused to Join the World’s Biggest Trading Bloc – 23.11
New Delhi chose protectionism over the RCEP. History suggests it made the wrong call. By Surupa Gupta, Sumit Ganguly
The RCEP Signing and Its Implications – by Joshua Kurlantzick, CFR, 16.11
Over the weekend, 15 Asian states, including China, signed the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership. The deal provides a major signal to investors that the region is still committed to multilateral trade integration.
Why is Asia-Pacific’s new trade deal so important? – 16.11
Asia form world’s biggest trade bloc, a China-backed group excluding US – 16.11
China and 14 partners sign world’s biggest trade deal without US – 15.11
Asia-Pacific leaders set to sign world’s biggest trade deal – 13.11
President Biden: The Asia Inbox – Asia Society, 9.11
Biden elected president, heralding shift for Asia after Trump – Nikkei Asian Review, 8.11
Democrat vows to make US ‘respected’ again; experts foresee ‘hard line’ on China
QUAD vs. China – primii pași către un NATO al zonei indo-pacifice? – Șerban Cioculescu, 2.11.20
The Endangered Asian Century – Lee Hsien Loong, Foreign Affairs, 07.20