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India Backs Away from Southeast Asia Trade Deal

[By Dr. Mustafa Izzuddin] India’s decision in the final months of last year to withdraw from negotiations for the me...

Maritime Tensions Between Indonesia and China Escalate

[By Greta Nabbs-Keller] The resurgence of tensions between Indonesia and China in the South China Sea is a development to monit...

Op-Ed: Iran Has Limited Options for Striking Back

[By Ian Parmeter] In assessing the consequences of President Donald Trump’s assassination of Qasem Soleimani, the le...

Shifting Ties Boost China's Influence in Iranian, Pakistani Ports

[By Syed Fazl-e-Haider] In the wake of escalating US-Iran tensions in the Persian Gulf, the geopolitical realities of the...

Signs of a Ceasefire in the U.S.-China Trade War

[By John Edwards] It is not yet agreed, may yet fail, and is anyway unlikely to settle matters, but the impending “phase...

Low-Lying Pacific Islands Sue Over Climate Change

[By Tim Stephens] There has been a surge in climate litigation in national courts over the past few years, especially...

Poles Apart: The Long Shadow of US-China Competition

[By Dr Nengye Liu] From trade to cyber, from the South China Sea to outer space, strategic rivalry between the United Stat...

Raising the Stakes in the Gulf’s Game of Reprisals

[By Rodger Shanahan] Last weekend’s attack on the Saudi oil facility at Abqaiq is the most dramatic escalation of the Per...

The Philippine Standoff Over China

[By Malcolm Cook] Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte is scheduled to arrive in China on Wednesday for his fifth presidential...

Op-Ed: For U.S., Buying Greenland Might Make Strategic Sense

[By Donald R. Rothwell] Suggestions by the Trump administration that the United States is exploring the acquisition of Gre...

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