August 15, 2017
North Korea has embarked on an accelerated buildup of weapons of mass destruction and modernization of its already large conventional force.
July 12, 2017
China has become Africa’s largest trade partner and has greatly expanded its economic ties to the continent, but its growing activities there have raised questions about its noninterference policy. …
July 5, 2017
China is North Korea’s biggest trade partner and arguably has the most leverage on Kim Jong-un’s regime. But analysts say Beijing’s policies remain focused on border stability.
June 22, 2017
Hong Kong has certain political and economic freedoms based on China’s “one country, two systems” principle, but the city’s political evolution is challenging its relationship with the mainland.
May 11, 2017
China is believed to spend billions of dollars to boost its international image, but it has yet to see a marked return on its investment in soft power.
January 12, 2017
Tens of thousands of Rohingya, a Muslim ethnic minority group, are fleeing persecution in Myanmar’s Rakhine state, fueling a deepening migration crisis in Southeast Asia.
December 7, 2016
Differences over Taiwan’s status fuel tensions between the island and mainland, yet cross-strait economic ties continue to deepen.
October 21, 2016
The Philippines is one of the United States’ oldest allies in Asia-Pacific and the long-lasting defense relationship is at the heart of U.S. policy in the region.
July 10, 2017
Despite a verbal commitment to international standards, the Chinese government lacks the political will to take on trafficking and protect broader human rights.
September 1, 2016
The Association of Southeast Asian Nations has evolved to bring together disparate neighbors together to address economic, security, political, and social issues.