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A Decade of the Kim Jong Un Doctrine – FP, 21.12.21
The North Korean dictator is just as brutal as his predecessors—but has instrumentalized that brutality to new ends. By Naoko Aoki, a research associate at the Center for International and Security Studies at the University of Maryland and an adjunct professor at American University

Pentagon Worries About Chinese Buildup Near India – FP, 15.12.21
China’s new airports and highways near the border have put officials on edge. By Jack Detsch, Foreign Policy’s Pentagon and national security reporter

Pakistan Wanted Gwadar to Be the Next Singapore. China’s Role Didn’t Help – FP, 14.12.21
Protests at the port city should be a wakeup call for Islamabad. By Arif Rafiq, president of Vizier Consulting, a political risk advisory firm focused on the Middle East and South Asia

In Asia, China’s Long Game Beats America’s Short Game – FP, 13.12.21
Beijing’s focus on economic ties will outlast Washington’s on military alliances. By Kishore Mahbubani, a distinguished fellow at the National University of Singapore’s Asia Research Institute

China Warms Up to Myanmar’s Generals – FP, 17.11
Months after the coup, Beijing seeks stability—and protections for its investments—above all. By John Liu, a journalist based in Taiwan who focuses on Myanmar, and Thompson Chau, a former chief reporter and associate editor of the Myanmar Times based in Yangon

Why AUKUS Alarms ASEAN – FP, 19.10
The bloc is struggling to preserve unity—and can’t decide what to do about the new U.S.-China rivalry.
By William Choong, a senior fellow at the ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute and the managing editor of Fulcrum, and Sharon Seah, a senior fellow at the ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute and the coordinator of its ASEAN Studies Centre

India’s Space Program Inches Closer to America and the Quad – FP, 13.10
In another strategic shift, Modi has opened space activities to private companies and new allies. By C. Raja Mohan, the director of the National University of Singapore’s Institute of South Asian Studies

Global Money Shifts to India as Xi Cracks Down on Tech – FP, 11.10
But the sudden flood of capital is not as good for India as it looks. By Bhaskar Chakravorti, the dean of global business at Tufts University’s Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy

The Philippines Begins the Race to Succeed Duterte – FP, 1.10
President Rodrigo Duterte’s single term will soon end, but he doesn’t plan to go quietly.

Why Southeast Asia Should Welcome AUKUS – FP, 28.09
Australia models independence in standing up to China. By Ristian Atriandi Supriyanto, an Indonesian Ph.D. scholar with the Strategic & Defence Studies Centre at the Australian National University in Canberra

AUKUS, the Quad, and India’s Strategic Pivot – FP, 23.09
As Joe Biden and Narendra Modi meet in Washington, the business of balancing China enters a serious phase. By C. Raja Mohan, the director of the National University of Singapore’s Institute of South Asian Studies

U.S. Seeking Basing in Australia After Submarine Deal – FP, 16.09
The Biden administration is hoping to rotate fighters and bombers to the land Down Under. By Jack Detsch, Foreign Policy’s Pentagon and national security reporter, and Robbie Gramer, a diplomacy and national security reporter at Foreign Policy

India Welcomes AUKUS Pact as China Deterrent – FP, 16.09
The agreement will help New Delhi with its quest for a stable balance of power in the Indo-Pacific. By C. Raja Mohan, the director of the National University of Singapore’s Institute of South Asian Studies

China solicită aderarea la un pact comercial din regiunea Asia-Pacific, din care SUA a ieșit în mandatul lui Trump / Mișcarea vine la o zi după ce a fost încheiat pactul AUKUS între SUA, Marea Britanie și Australia – 17.09

Are Indo-Russian Ties the Next Casualty of Great-Power Shifts? – FP, 8.09
The fall of Kabul may have widened the rift between New Delhi and Moscow. By C. Raja Mohan, the director of the National University of Singapore’s Institute of South Asian Studies

Japan Wasted a Golden Chance for Olympic Reconciliation – FP, 29.07
Tokyo-Seoul relations remain mired in bad history and petty insults. By S. Nathan Park, a Washington-based attorney and nonresident fellow of the Sejong Institute

North and South Korea Are Talking Again – FP, 29.07
Pyongyang’s food crisis may have spurred the latest diplomatic opening. By Colm Quinn, the newsletter writer at Foreign Policy

Chinese-U.S. Split Is Forcing Singapore to Choose Sides – FP, 15.07
There is no sweet spot to keep both Beijing and Washington happy, but that hasn’t kept Singapore from trying. By William Choong, a senior fellow at the ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute

Taro Aso’s Taiwan Slip Was Likely Deliberate
The gaffe-prone Japanese politician was the perfect vehicle for plausible deniability when signaling support for Taipei. By William Sposato

Post-Pandemic Authoritarianism Looms in Indonesia – FP, 13.10
A crackdown on government critics accompanied coronavirus lockdowns. It hasn’t let up. By Kate Walton, an Australian writer

Has Joko Widodo’s Power Peaked in Indonesia? – FP, 30.09
The country’s future hinges on how Jokowi navigates his final years as president. By Ben Bland, the director of the Southeast Asia program at the Lowy Institute

Indonesia Can’t Keep Up With Its COVID-19 Cases – FP, 25.08
As the massive wave driven by the delta variant spreads to outlying regions, official data may not reflect the scale of the tragedy. By Febriana Firdaus, a journalist in Jakarta, Indonesia

Indonesia Unprepared as Great Powers Clash in Indo-Pacific – FP, 26.08
Jakarta is Asia’s greatest geopolitical prize. But its foreign-policy reflexes are long outdated. By Evan A. Laksmana, a senior research fellow at the Centre on Asia and Globalisation at the National University of Singapore’s Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy

Indonesia Is Quietly Warming Up to China – FP, 7.06
Once inching toward war, the Asian giants are getting closer—while Washington seems unserious and disengaged. By Derek Grossman, a senior defense analyst at RAND

Indira Gandhi’s Lesson for Modi – FP, 7.08
A new account of India’s state of emergency in the 1970s takes on fresh relevance amid its ongoing erosion of democracy. By Sumit Ganguly

Ebrahim Raisi and India’s Bet on Iran – FP, 4.08
The U.S. Afghanistan pullout and other geopolitical shifts are aligning New Delhi with Tehran. By C. Raja Mohan

India’s Watergate Moment – FP, 21.07
A journalist hacked by Pegasus says he will survive, but Indian democracy may not. By Sushant Singh, a senior fellow with the Centre for Policy Research in India

Modi Fiddles While India Burns – FP, 30.04
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.

India’s Vaccine Diplomacy Reaches Taiwan – FP, 20.04
As New Delhi and Taipei draw closer together, the map of the Asia-Pacific could change for good. By Harsh V. Pant, Premesha Saha

Japan Toughens on China As Beijing Issues Threats – FP, 8.04
Pro-engagement politicians are aging out of the Liberal Democratic Party. By William Sposato

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

China’s Neighbors Are Stronger Than We Think – FP, 18.03
All across the Indo-Pacific arc, countries are beefing up their defenses. By Salvatore Babones

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

Myanmar Is on the Precipice of Civil War – FP, 8.04
Existing conflicts with ethnic groups add fuel to the fire. By Lucas Myers

China Finds Itself Under Fire in Myanmar – FP, 17.03
Attacks on Chinese factories could force Beijing to take a stand on the military coup. By Andrew Nachemson

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

India’s Vaccine Diplomacy – FP, 22.01
The world’s pharmacy is looking to inoculations to build friendly ties around the world—and compete with China. By Harsh V. Pant, Aarshi Tirkey

India Can’t Say It Wants U.S. Help Against China
The Sikkim clash and a declassified Indo-Pacific strategy raise tough questions for New Delhi. By Sushant Singh

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

America Under Biden Won’t Go Soft on China – FP, 6.11
Beijing may appreciate a less erratic U.S. administration. But it shouldn’t expect Biden to be more pliable. By Daniel Baer

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

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