US President Donald Trump’s daughter Ivanka received approval from the Chinese government for her trademark applications this month. But US media immediately connected this to Donald Trump’s U-turn on Chinese telecom company ZTE.
Participation makes a democracy thrive and it is integral to Cambodia’s democracy that Cambodians do not heed Sam Rainsy’s call to boycott the upcoming election, regardless of their stance on the current political climate, writes Darren Touch.
Once the euphoria fades, the new Malaysian government will be judged not by how much better it may be compared to its predecessor, but by how far it gets in meeting the heightened expectations of the people who put them in power, writes Jayant Menon.
According to the Lowy Institute’s inaugural Asia Power Index, the United States remains the pre-eminent power in Asia. But this may not last long if current trends continue.
After a series of bouts that has not followed the common template, preparations for the US-North Korea summit have restarted in full swing.
Beijing’s input in a peace deal on the Korean peninsula will be needed if Washington wants it to last the test of time. Excluding China will only insult Beijing, write Quinn Marschik and Min hee Jo.
Malaysia’s political landscape has been transformed by the ouster of Prime Minister Najib Razak and the ruling United Malays National Organisation.
Ever since Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte took office in 2016, and implemented a series of policies designed to reduce friction with Beijing in the Spratly Islands in return for Chinese investment, Vietnam has become the frontline state among the Southeast Asian claimants in the South China Sea.
US President Donald Trump flip-flopped again on Friday, when he told media that the US-North Korea summit scheduled for June 12 in Singapore could still happen, and that the two sides are holding talks. “We’ll see what happens,” Mr Trump said.
Kim Jong Un created optimistic conditions for peace, prosperity, and unification in South Korea during the course of the inter-Korean summit.
David Shambaugh writes that Washington should substantially raise Southeast Asia as a strategic priority in its Asian and global foreign policy and argues that it is too important a region, for the United States, to cede to China.
Antonio L. Rappa predicts that the power balance in Thailand, after the 2019 general election, will continue to shift towards the military leaders and away from the people.
A report in Sunday’s South China Morning Post has lit a firestorm. It said that China has begun large-scale mining operations in Lhunze county, on the Chinese side of the Line of Actual Control, which “may create a new military flashpoint with India”.
Recent advances in artificial intelligence have been nothing short of dramatic. AI is transforming nearly every sector of society, from transportation to medicine to defense.
Should the media, such as a newspaper group, try its best to be socially responsible, in the same way as a corporate body? Danapal Govindasamy tries to answer this question.
The slated meeting between Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un raises lots of questions, like: which national leader will be better prepared? DW’s Michael Knigge asked a former US special envoy for North Korea and other analysts to weigh in.
China’s road to becoming a superpower in the 21st century inevitably requires it to go south to Southeast Asia, making its way through Mekong countries, writes Nguyen Khac Giang.
If left unchecked, a decline in Australia’s influence will continue quite rapidly over the coming decade, writes Nick Bisley.
North Korea lashed out at US and South Korean policies toward the North on Wednesday and Thursday, resulting in Western media speculations that Pyongyang has shifted from the planned meeting with US President Donald Trump.
British royalty has been able to play the dignified and traditional card for decades. Is Meghan Markle, who married Prince Harry this weekend, set to change that? John Lloyd comments.