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Deteriorating Japan-South Korea Ties Threaten Trade and Diplomacy

Japan and South Korea, major trading partners, established their diplomatic ties in 1965 under the Treaty on Basic Relations between Japan and the Republic...

The Sino-Japanese Security Paradox: Why Security Tensions Will Remain Despite Cooperation

The Asia-Pacific region is the world’s most dynamic center of economic activity, and a growingly unrestrainable political behemoth. This economic and political significance is...

Is Changing the Status Quo With North Korea Contemptible?

Throughout the weekend the U.S. President Donald Trump’s impromptu summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un at the peace village of Panmunjom was met...

The 2019 Shangri La Dialogue and Reflections on India’s Indo-Pacific Strategy

A major takeaway from the recently concluded Shangri La dialogues, Asia’s premier defence summit, was that middle powers in the Indo-Pacific region have seemingly...

The US-China Trade War: Where Will it End?

The trade war between the US and China that began last year has now entered into its worst phase. In 2018, the US started...

Hong Kong – Xi Jinping’s Paramount Leader Trap

In the wake of the 2019 Anti-Extradition Law protests in Hong Kong, the escalating chain of mass public demonstrations represents a significant event within...

China Zeroes in on Djibouti, the Potential Singapore of East Africa

Djibouti’s privileged location between the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden, one of the most traversed sea routes of the Southern Hemisphere, has...

What Drives Sino-Russian Rapprochement?

China and Russia have come close together over the last few years. The chief reason being the soured ties between China and the USA,...

Shangri La Dialogue 2019: Clash of World Views & Great Power Rivalry

The Shangri La Dialogue 2019 (SLD) held on May 31-June 02 not just reaffirmed the continuation of great power rivalry between the US and...

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