The Chinese Communist Party’s United Front and Post-Brexit Britain

August 10, 2018 0

Written by Kingsley Edney. As international concern increases over the threat of ‘influence activities’ associated with the Chinese Communist Party’s United Front Work Department (UFWD)…


The Do’s and Don’ts of Denuclearization: The Subcontinent Edition

August 13, 2018 0

Written by Rohan Thomas John. In May 1998, India and Pakistan made the leap from nuclear capable to nuclear-armed states within two weeks of each…


Pakistan’s New Prime Minister to Taste Constraints of Power

August 14, 2018 0

Written by Katharine Adeney. The international media has produced reams on Pakistan’s new Prime Minister to be Imran Khan; transformed from international playboy cricketer to devout…


Autopsy of a protest in Bangladesh

August 9, 2018 0

Written by Ikhtisad Ahmed Two school students were killed by a bus in Dhaka. Thousands of students took to the streets to protest peacefully on…


Trump’s playing a dangerous game in the Taiwan Strait

July 26, 2018 0

Written by Gray Sergeant. Earlier in June 2018, the United States (US) government unveiled their new office compound for the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT),…


China’s Booming ‘Anti-Foreigner’ Business

August 8, 2018 0

Written by Jing Sun. Scholars and media pundits have long examined the Chinese government’s efforts in encouraging nationalism among its people. A broad consensus emerged…

North Korea

Middle powers showing initiative: North and South Korea getting…

June 4, 2018 0

Written by Liang Tuang Nah. On 24 May, President Trump called off the planned 12 June summit with Chairman Kim Jong-un of North Korea, to…

Sri Lanka

Japan's Indo-Pacific strategy: The importance of Sri Lanka

May 1, 2018 0

Written by Anne-Léonore Dardenne. Reacting to an increasingly assertive China, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has looked to expand his country’s influence in the Indo-Pacific.…


Mahathir’s Views on International Relations and China: Implications for…

August 3, 2018 0

Written by Ngeow Chow Bing. After the historic election in May 2018, some pundits predicted that the newly elected Pakatan Harapan coalition government of Malaysia,…


Rodrigo Duterte’s Sexism and its Impact on Filipino Women

July 9, 2018 0

Written by Lyz Tab On the 4th of June, President Rodrigo Duterte courted controversy for kissing a woman on the lips during a press conference.…


Preaching hate and violence: The (militant) Buddhist perspective

June 5, 2018 0

Written by Peter Lehr. When discussing religion and violence in Southeast Asia, the first concept that usually comes to mind is that of jihad or…