Asia

The New Long March: Trade War between China and the United States

When Presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping meet at the G-20 summit in June 2019, there are hopes that they ...

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The 2019 Shangri La Dialogue: Not Quite the Land of Peace and Harmony

Each year since its founding in 2002, high-ranking officials of Asian-Pacific states gather for what is billed as the area’s ...

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America and China Without Illusions

China has long occupied a special place in the American imagination.  In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Americans ...

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China’s New International Commercial Courts: Threat or Opportunity?

In January 2018, the Chinese Communist Party put forward a Central Committee Opinion developing the idea for creating a Chinese ...

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China Provides no Solution for Taiwan

Once again, Taiwan’s participation in the World Health Assembly (WHA) as an observer was the focus of heated debate in ...

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India’s Completed Quest to Put Masood Azhar on the Global Terrorist List

In December 1999, Indian Airlines flight 1C-814 was hijacked shortly after taking off from Kathmandu, Nepal, en route to New Delhi. After several stops, the hijackers flew the aircraft to Kandahar, Afghanistan, where they threatened to kill the hostages...

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Kim Jong-un is Meeting World Leaders, but Does It Matter?

As leader of North Korea, Kim Jong-un’s track record in international relations has been virtually unprecedented. On April 25, he met with Russia’s President Vladimir Putin in Vladivostok, the Russian port city close to North Korea. He’s met with...

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Korea: Back to First Principles

North Korea moved back into the headlines last week when its leader, Kim Jong-un, travelled to Vladivostok to meet Russia’s President Vladimir Putin. At the same time, the possibility of a third Kim-Trump meeting keeps simmering in Washington—for the...

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The Bloody Easter Sunday and Its Aftermath

The death toll from the Easter Sunday bombings in and near Colombo, the capital of Sri Lanka, has exceeded 300 and keeps rising. In the meanwhile, the suicide bombers have at least partially accomplished one of their principal goals:...

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After Kate Smith statue removal, Philadelphia can learn from Taiwan