Will the US make Asia feel secure? It is an indisputable fact that the presence of the US has been the cornerstone of balance of power, stability and security of Asia and the Pacific for over half a century.
The world is embarking on a new era of high uncertainty and risks. The unfolding trade frictions between the US and China has caused unprecedented disruption to the global trade system. Such disruption was not seen since the end of the Cold War.
For the past 14 years, the small Gulf nation of Bahrain has convened sheikhs, soldiers, statesmen, and the occasional humble researcher for the IISS Manama Dialogue to discuss matters of strategy in the Middle East.
One of the worst clichés of US politics is that the next election tomorrow is the most important ever/in your lifetime/in recent history, and so on.
In the face of headwinds from global economic crises and trade wars, ambitious reforms are a must for Malaysia’s new government. But Stewart Nixon writes there are questions about Malaysia’s economic policy direction with the release of the Mid-Term Review of the Eleventh Malaysia Plan.
As China and the United States continue to challenge the rules-based order, small states will certainly suffer. But they are not the only states at risk. Middle-sized and aspiring powers should be concerned about this change.
Rural areas of Asia and Africa where children lack access to high-quality educational opportunities tend to also be energy poor.
The United States’ perennially controversial relationship with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has been rocked over the past few weeks by the explosive allegation that the Saudi authorities orchestrated the killing of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
The 2018 US midterm elections will be held in one week. The Democratic Party still has an edge, but the question is how much actual impact the so-called blue wave has, the key momentum of which is identity politics – a popular concept in US politics.
As was recalled a few weeks ago at the UN General Assembly, a strident call was made by Prime Minister Hun Sen to preserve international relations within the framework of international institutions and international agreements that is summarised under the term multilateralism.
The tenth anniversary of the global financial crisis has provided the occasion for serious reflection about the prevention and resolution of financial and economic crises, and whether the key lessons from the crisis have been addressed.
On the surface, it seems that Thailand has been able to exploit its relationship with China to offset Western sanctions.
Since the Sulawesi quake and tsunami, Asean member states have agreed to increase financial contributions to humanitarian assistance and disaster relief operations (HADR).
Understanding that the Belt and Road Initiative is here to stay, Japanese engagement can shape the massive investments and get more business for its companies.
Yesterday was the 95th anniversary of the proclamation of the Republic of Turkey and Ayda Unlu reminds that the country has been a leading actor in humanitarian diplomacy through its official development and humanitarian aid.
Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has made former strongman Mahinda Rajapaksa premier after sacking Ranil Wickramasinghe. South Asia expert Siegfried O Wolf spoke to DW about the country’s resulting constitutional crisis.
The recent announcement at the Singapore International Cyber Week 2018 (SICW 2018) that the Republic would propose a mechanism to enhance Asean cyber coordination highlights the group’s willingness to chart a way forward on rules for state behaviour in cyberspace.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s ongoing official visit to China is adding new impetus to Beijing-Tokyo ties. Leaders from both sides have expressed their willingness and determination to further develop bilateral cooperation.
Chulalongkorn University was chosen as the venue for the recent Bangkok Forum 2018 to position Thailand, the next Asean chair, as a knowledge hub in Asia that contributes to the production of holistic knowledge on sustainable development.
All eyes are on the United States as November’s Congressional elections approach. The outcome will answer many alarming questions raised two years ago, when Donald Trump won the presidential election.
What the world needs now is more, not less, arms control. David A Andelman argues that it is a colossal mistake for the US to unilaterally withdraw from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty with Russia.
Today is United Nations Day and Pauline Tamesis writes the UN is committed to ensure that youth have a strong voice for the promotion of a peaceful, just and sustainable world.
In the biggest reform of US foreign aid policy in recent history, the US Senate this month passed the Better Utilization of Investment Leading to Development, or the BUILD Act.
History repeats itself but often in slightly different ways. So it is with the tabling of the Mid-Term Review of the Eleventh Malaysia Plan (MTR-11MP) on October 11 by Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad.
There are several Mekong cooperation mechanisms between the lower Mekong countries (Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam) with China, India, Japan, Republic of Korea, and the US.
Data released by China’s National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) on Friday showed that the country’s economy grew 6.5 percent year-on-year in the third quarter.
As China’s interests continue to expand, so too does its desire to participate in global affairs. But contrary to some recent commentary, which seems to rattle the US, it seems unlikely that ‘world power’ or ‘world domination’ are China’s priorities, writes Neil Thomas.
The president of the leading global power has made it clear that he has no interest in getting involved in resolving any of the world’s shared problems.
If Washington doesn’t stay close to Riyadh and sell it arms, Trump told reporters in the Oval Office this weekend, the Saudis will turn to Moscow or Beijing instead.
It is time for the US to recognise North Korea as a de facto nuclear power and engage in only ministerial-level dialogues, argues Khang Vu, to avoid giving Pyongyang too much global attention to its ‘existential deterrence’ of having a small but undisclosed nuclear and missile capability.