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The Belligerence of Myanmar: How Should We Hold It Accountable?

The mounting bellicosity of Myanmar has heightened tensions in the South and Southeast Asian Region. In particular, its recent provocative military acts on the...

The Land of The Rising Militarism

Japan's ruling Liberal Democratic Party, in its budget request for fiscal year 2023, expects to double its defence spending over five years from the...

Heirs of the Sultan of Sulu and North Borneo v. Malaysia – Explaining the controversial Ad-hoc Arbitration Case

On Feb. 28, 2022, the arbitrator, Dr. Gonzalo Stampa, notified Malaysia to pay the heirs of the Sultan of Sulu and North Borneo $14.92...

The United States Needs a Political Strategy to Win in Afghanistan

Since the establishment of the National Unity government (NUG) in Afghanistan, the security and political situation have precipitously declined across the country. Significant problems...

South Korea’s Local Elections Underscore a Political Shift

On June 13, for the first time since the thaw in inter-Korean relations earlier this year, South Koreans went to the polls. They voted...

Japanese Diplomacy in Cambodia Looks Well Beyond the 2018 Election

The international community has all but abandoned support for Cambodia’s national elections, scheduled for July 29. A string of events have outraged Western governments...

Geopolitical and Economic Implications of the Belt and Road Initiative

The One Belt One Road (OBOR) or the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is an ambitious project initiated by the Chinese president Xi Jinping....

India and Japan’s Economic and Strategic Counter to Chinese Dominance in South Asia

Japan government’s lending arm JICA (Japan International Cooperation Agency) has provided assistance, for a number of important infrastructural projects in South Asia. One of the...

The Perfect Conditions Created by Trump for the Rise of China

The post-WW2 US-led liberal global order is crumbling before our eyes and Otto von Bismarck’s nineteenth-century aphorism surely applies, “We live in a wondrous...

Will Current Scare over China Influence Develop into Global New McCarthyism?

In recent years, China has been moving to reshape the new world order to become what is described as “an illiberal state seeking leadership...

Rationalizing ASEAN’s Charm Defensive Approach on North Korea Issue

The world witnessed a historic moment of peace and reconciliation between two Koreas on April 27, 2018. The Korean Peninsula turned upside down after...

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The Belligerence of Myanmar: How Should We Hold It Accountable?

The mounting bellicosity of Myanmar has heightened tensions in...

The Land of The Rising Militarism

Japan's ruling Liberal Democratic Party, in its budget request...

Heirs of the Sultan of Sulu and North Borneo v. Malaysia – Explaining the controversial Ad-hoc Arbitration Case

On Feb. 28, 2022, the arbitrator, Dr. Gonzalo Stampa,...

Philippines Foreign Policy Under Marcos Junior: Driven by Economic Interests and Pragmatism

US President Joe Biden and his Philippines counterpart Ferdinand...

Pakistani Taliban is a Volcano Waiting to Erupt

Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) in June this year declared an...