Tag: Asia

US warns of ‘critical time for humanity’ at Munich Security Conference

News Analysis | Dozens of the world’s political and military officials, politicians, journalists and security experts attended the 54th three-day (FEB 16-18, 2018) Munich Security...

Asia’s dark underbelly: Conflicts threaten long-term stability and development

James M. Dorsey | A host of conflicts, stretching across the Asian landmass from the Middle East to Southeast Asia and northwest China, are likely...

China set to block cryptocurrency trading

AFP | China plans to stamp out all remaining cryptocurrency trading in the country by blocking access to overseas-based websites and removing related applications from...

South China Sea becomes global and regional threat

Jumel G. Estrañero | While China has been making considerable diplomatic and economic inroads in Asia, the US has been reminding the same continent of...

Pakistan not interested in war with India

Junaid Ali Malik | The recent statement of Indian Army Chief General Bipin Rawat is tended towards appeasing the Indian nationalists. BJP hardliners including Modi have...

India-ASEAN Summit: India Showcasing The “Act East” Strategy”

Andrew Korybko | Next week's India-ASEAN Summit is expected to showcase New Delhi's "Act East" strategy of engagement with the regional bloc as Prime Minister...

Will ISIS attack the 2018 Winter Olympics?

Sophie Mangal | Despite major defeats in Syria and Iraq, ISIS still remains the greatest threat to security and stability in the world. The terrorists...

Has anyone benefited from American interventionism?

Jacob G. Hornberger | For the first hundred years of American history, the United States was founded on the concept of a limited-government republic, one whose...

Muslims in Asia protest against Trump’s Jerusalem decision

Reuters | Several thousand protesters in Muslim-majority Indonesia and Malaysia rallied on Friday to condemn the U.S. decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital, as...

Will India resort to war with Pakistan?

Asif Haroon Raja| In the wake of a constantly deteriorating security situation in Indian Occupied Kashmir (IOK) owing to heightened turbulence, exasperated and outraged Indian...

APEC signals US’ waning influence in Asia

M K Bhadrakumar | If the APEC forum ever provided a testing ground to estimate how far the United States can resuscitate American power in...

Trump pressurizing East Asia to accept US policies in region?

Dr Zafar Jaspal | President Donald Trump is on his East Asia trip. The primary objective of the tour is trade and investment. However, the...

Philippines and US’s first time meeting: Reality and expectations

Jumel G. Estrañero | The first time is always the first time and this week, a political first time meet-up will be witnessed in the...

What makes Singapore stronger than Qatar & UAE?

James M. Dorsey | The Gulf crisis that pits a United Arab Emirates-Saudi-led alliance against Qatar has emerged about more than a regional spat. It...

Governments’ hollow rhetoric on Pakistan’s expected climate disaster?

News Analysis| Dramatic climate change and colossal environmental disasters are threatening Pakistan’s food security parameters.  Minister for information Marriyum Aurangzeb, while addressing a seminar jointly...

Confront the Challenges: Engage Afghanistan, Protect CPEC

Maria Bastos | Two of Pakistan’s foreign policy core themes: CPEC and Afghanistan are passing through a critical moment and will soon become the most...

Indian journalists under siege in Modi’s India

News Analysis | An Indian TV news reporter was abducted and killed while covering a protest rally in the remote northeastern state of Tripura, the...

The Abe-Modi summit was really an anti-OBOR summit

Andrew Korybko | The Japanese premier met his Indian counterpart earlier this week during their yearly summit, and while nothing overly noteworthy in and of...

How India wants to encircle Pakistan and why it will fail…

Jan Achakzai | The Trump Administration’s new strategy in Afghanistan envisaging partnership with India will likely raise security concerns for Pakistan. The US strategy anchored on...

Lessons to learn from Singapore

Saud Bin Ahsen| The month of August is significant as two nuclear-armed states celebrate their independence from British rule in 1947 and this year is...

Trump Putin meeting: what hurdles will they have to address?

With all the fuss over Presidents Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump meeting later this week at the G20 summit, many have conspicuously failed to...

Growing regional cooperation: Will the USA be driven out of South...

Anam Sheikh | The twenty-first-century international relations are going to be multi-polar, where not one but many actors will be shaping the world order. The...

Defying global pressure: North Korea fires new land-to-ship missiles

Ju-min Park and Soyoung Kim | Seoul - North Korea fired what appeared to be several land-to-ship missiles off its east coast on Thursday, South...

British election campaign continues despite deadly London attacks

Andy Bruce and Kate Holton | London - After a deadly militant attack on London Bridge, British Prime Minister Theresa May resumes campaigning on Monday...

Pak-China cooperation strong at OBOR summit: What is India missing?

Aymen Ijaz | Relations between Pakistan and China are based on historical and cultural linkages and the deep-rooted connections between the two nations which have...

How Putin intends to jump on the OBOR bandwagon

M. K. Bhadrakumar | Russia has not been a significant beneficiary so far of the Chinese honeypot known as Belt and Road Initiative – although...

Soft Power: Japan has turned its culture into a powerful political...

Much has been made of Japan’s recent turn away from pacifism and growing military muscle, but Tokyo is also extending its global reach in...

China closes US’ exit door from Iran nuclear deal

M. K Bhadrakumar | The signing of the first commercial contract between China and Iran to redesign Iran’s Arak heavy water reactor is a landmark event in...

North Korea vows strong response to ‘reckless’ US naval move

North Korea denounced the US deployment of a naval strike group to the region Tuesday, warning it is ready for "war" as Washington tightens...

Military bases in Maldives for Saudi Arabia & China?

James M. Dorsey | Saudi King Salman’s stop in the Maldives on his month-long tour of Asia brings into focus how this tiny archipelago – best...

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