How to build resilience to survive in this difficult world

Leon Ho | Facing difficulties is all part of life. It can often feel like we face endless challenges instead of happy endings – when we overcome one challenge, another one rears its ugly head. Some people I know grew stronger through these challenges, some became weaker and couldn’t see hope anymore. Resilience isn’t something many […]

Asia is set for a difficult year in 2018 – much of it centred around China

Nick Bisley | In 2017 we finally realised that the four decades of geopolitical stability enjoyed by Asian countries and societies had come to an end. In 2018, the major patterns that will come to dominate the region will become increasingly clear. China and the United States worked out a way to live with one another […]

Potential issues of Afghanistan’s inclusion in OBOR

News Analysis | China is ready to include Afghanistan into its billion-dollar Belt & Road (B & R) initiative despite Afghanistan’s geopolitical uncertainty including the Afghan refugee crisis and continuous insurgency. B & R initiative is a development strategy and infrastructure development is vital to the stability of Afghanistan. Since the US- led intervention in […]

Trump targets Palestine in next aid cut threat

AFP | President Donald Trump admitted the Middle East peace process was in difficulty Tuesday and threatened to cut US aid to Palestinians, currently worth more than $300 million a year. “We pay the Palestinians HUNDRED OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS a year and get no appreciation or respect,” Trump tweeted.  “With the Palestinians no longer […]