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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...

Revolutionary government, religion and politics in the Philippines

Jumel G. Estrañero | Break from the weekday government tasks, one of my lectures in the university (as a sideline during Saturdays) got me into...

China and Philippines agree to avoid force over South China Sea:...

Jumel G. Estrañero | Statements in international negotiation are challenging to decipher from within. On November 16, China and the Philippines have agreed to avoid...

Philippines to Singapore: Passing the baton of ASEAN chairmanship and challenges...

Jumel G. Estrañero | ASEAN has a new chairman after Philippines’s yearlong leadership – Singapore. ASEAN is getting there with systemic challenges underneath but...

Only cooperation with China will make India ‘Great’

M K Bhadrakumar |  The ‘Ministerial Trilateral’ between the US, Japan, and India on the sidelines of the UNGA in New York on Monday turned out to...

China’s ‘great game’ in its near-abroad

M K Bhadrakumar | India’s ‘Look East’ policy, which shifted to ‘Act East’ under the Modi government circa 2015, may now have to quickly shift...

Philippines: trapped between rising China & unassertive US in the Far...

Jumel Estrañero | It is true that neither friends nor enemies will stay the same, yet interests will always stay in the full circle. In...

China rings alarm bells in India ; may militarily help Pakistan...

News Analysis | The picturesque yet militarized Kashmir valley is in the headlines for various reasons, be it the brazen resistance movement; the mourning of...

The South China Sea heats up as US and China lock...

Syed Ali Zia Jaffery | Tensions have escalated in the South China Sea as China has expressed its anger over the passage of a US...

Is India all-set for Himalayan blunder 2.0?

News Analysis | In a defiant rejoinder to China, Indian Defense Minister Arun Jatley has said that India of 2017 is different from that of...

Chinese hope US defence spending is beneficial to global peace

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's Foreign Ministry on Tuesday said it hoped U.S. defence spending would be beneficial to maintaining global peace and stability, after...

Trump’s ‘historic’ levels of defense spending: Republicans say not enough!

By Steve Holland WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump is seeking what he called a "historic" increase in defence spending, but ran into immediate opposition...

What is the Importance of South China Sea for the US

Donald Trump’s nominee for Secretary of State Rex Tillerson made some surprising remarks about China and the South China Sea during his recent Senate confirmation hearings....

Will Trump continue ‘Pivot to Asia’ policy to contain China?

Abdul Rahim | The U.S’s Pivot to Asia The inauguration of President Trump will restructure U.S foreign policy with a greater emphasis on controlling a ‘rising...

Trump risks war with Beijing if US blocks access to South...

The US risks a “large-scale war” with China if it attempts to blockade islands in the South China Sea, Chinese state media has said,...

Chinese Actions in South China Sea frighten US & its allies?

South China Sea has been a scene of increasing Sino-US tensions for the past one decade. US government and media have often describe China...

Chinese seizure of US drone, in South China Sea, worries US...

South China Sea - Chinese naval boat's seizure of an unmanned US naval drone has rung alarm bells in Washington and its allies across...

China Installs Weapons in South China Sea, Satellites Show

President Xi Jinping had pledged not to place arms on the islands in the Spratly archipelago. BEIJING—China has installed antiaircraft guns and other weapons on...

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