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China’s Latest Playful and Interactive Propaganda Strategy

For decades, the Chinese Communist Party’s official propaganda styles have been dismissed as outdated and unpersuasive. Repeated grandiose and praising rhetoric in state-run media...

The Indo-US strategic partnership: Lack of Trust?

The recent warning from the US administration of sanctions under the 2017 CAATSA act against the Indian purchase of S-400 missile defence systems points...
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Why China Makes Peace With Merkel’s Calls for Freedom in Hong Kong?

German Chancellor Angela Merkel might be one of the very few western leaders who can sit with her Chinese counterparts peacefully discussing freedom values...

Forces Behind Hong Kong’s Riots

China announced that it would suspend the individual travel permit to Taiwan with effect from 1st August 2019. There was almost no reaction time...

Why Cambodia Supports China’s Position on Hong Kong?

Cambodia on Saturday issued a statement throwing its full support for One China Policy and regarding Hong Kong protest as Chinese domestic affairs as...

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...

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