Asia-Pacific

China-Israel relations

Sino-Israeli Relations: Caught in the Crossfire?

The Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu equated the Sino-Israeli friendship with the marriage made in Heaven. The economic engagement, being the cornerstone of the bilateral...
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe

Can Japan Jumpstart Its Growth While Finding a “Happy” Middle Ground?

While the COVID-19 crisis first hit China and then reverberated like a shock wave around the world, Japan decided to break its supply chain...

Taiwan’s New Southbound Policy in the Indo-Pacific

In 2020 under the leadership of Tsai Ing-wen, the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) came into power for the second consecutive term in Taiwan. Tsai...
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Hong Kong Autonomy: Analysing China’s National Security Law

The introduction of the National Security Law before China’s National People’s Congress on May 21, 2020 presents a clear escalation of Beijing’s policy towards...
Indian Navy flotilla of Western Fleet

The Need to Recalibrate India’s Maritime Strategy in the Face of Increased Chinese Assertiveness

Even as the world is currently tackling the Covid-19 pandemic, the Chinese government seems to be in no mood of giving up its assertive...

Addressing the Complexities and Contradictions in Australia-China Relations

In the past few weeks, tensions between Australia and China have escalated with the Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison as well one of his...
Hong Kong protests

China Needs Hong Kong, But Only Under the “One Country, Two Systems” Framework

Last month, Hong Kong Public Opinion Research Institute’s poll results showed the world that Hong Kong’s protestors are unwavering in their fight for independence...
Okinawans protest against US base relocation

Against the Locals: Japanese Persistence in Maintaining US Bases in Okinawa

Under the influence of China and Japan, Okinawa developed as a vassal kingdom (Ryukyu Kingdom) until late XIX century, when the new Japanese Empire...
Kim Jong un

Is It Time to Start Discussing North Korea Without Kim Jong-un?

North Korea's dynastic ruling system has been working for the Kim family even though the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) is not a...