Asia-Pacific

Misfiring Countermeasures and the Impact of Declining Deterrence

Unsolved security dilemmas and fragility in confidence building measures and conflict prevention architecture will continue to herald a new phase of risky ambiguity and...

From Moon’s Engagement to Yoon’s Harsh Rhetoric: A New Era on Korean Peninsula

Yoon Suk-yeol won the Presidential election held in South Korea in March 2022. Yoon took office at a time (May 10, 2022) when North...

China’s Stringent Lockdowns: The Economic Ramifications

The stringent lockdown imposed in Shanghai, and other Chinese cities, to prevent the spread of Covid-19 has severely dented the Chinese economy. While China...

“Speeding” Development: The Mallima Movement and North Korea’s Political Economy

Speed Battles (속도전) or time bound, mass socialist construction campaigns have been a recurrent feature of the North Korean political economy since the very...

Will Taiwan Be the Next Ukraine?

While the world is occupied with the conflict in Ukraine, another serious threat looms large in the horizon with a potential to have even...

A China Angle on Ukraine

Embassy alley in Beijing, in reality a patchwork of tree-lined streets with two story houses, mostly built in the 1960s in a style reminiscent...

From Ukraine to Kazakhstan, the Sino-Russia Alliance Isn’t As Stable

As the world fixed its eyes on the war in Ukraine, the government in Beijing was eerily quiet in making any substantial comments.  The...

The Weakness of the Strongest Institution: South Korea’s Presidential System

Like all post-colonial democratic societies, South Korea suffers from an imbalance of power between the three organs of governance -- Executive, Legislature and the...

China’s Economy Must Still Naviagte Challenges

The temptation to be flippantly Wildean and evoke the spirit of Oscar is sometimes too tempting for the mortal flesh. For the United States...

China’s Maneuvers in the Indian Ocean Region Could Challenge the Existing Institutional Mechanism

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi toured five countries of the Indian Ocean Region – Eritrea, Kenya, Comoros, the Maldives and Sri Lanka – in...

Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea: Biden’s North Korea Policy

North Korea started the year 2022 with literally a 'bang' as a spree of missile launches were conducted including an intermediate range ballistic missile,...

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Can Pakistan Be Another Sri Lanka?

The political mayhem in Sri Lanka continues to unfold;...

The Complexities of the Iran-China-Russia Triangle

Most strategic commentators view Iran as an integral component...

Renewed Alliances: A Trans-Caspian “Middle Corridor” Brings Kazakhstan Closer to Turkey

Due to the global preoccupation with Russia's war against...

Rohingya Camps Near the Border — a New Source of Insecurity?

The bordering area at the strategically southern part of...

Mega Projects of Bangladesh: Major Stakeholders, Future Directions

Since its fifty years landmark of independence, Bangladesh is...