September witnessed crucial parliamentary elections in Hong Kong. With a Chief Executive dealing with two scandals and the future of the island’s relationship with China hanging in the balance, the results were not what many observers expected.
While international media has highlighted maritime disputes involving China on the South China Sea, Beijing’s relations with Japan, Taiwan and South Korea have also been tarnished by similar disagreements in the East China Sea.
Tensions in Persian Gulf between Gulf Cooperation Council and Iran bring world powers into the fray.
The August 5th attacks against Egyptian police on the Israeli border highlights the need for the Muslim Brotherhood and Israel to cooperate on securing the restive Sinai area.
What divides ASEAN’s member states is a growing theme that affects everybody: an emerging US-Chinese rivalry for regional influence.
Russia’s attempts at hegemony In the South Caucasus, like the snow-capped summits that dominate the landscape, Russia’s politics define the region. In a new detailed report by James Nixey, a Russian expert at Chatham House, Russia wields huge influence in the region through political and economic means. According to Nixey, the mix of “soft power” and “hard Read More…
One question that arises in the general environment of public controversy and outrage is: to what extent Hong Kong is a democracy?
Thirty years after the conflict, British-Argentine hostility over the Falklands has reached a new level, reviving a new war of words.
Ongoing ethnic conflict becomes self-reinforcing, as continued warfare with deteriorating socioeconomic conditions will spur more alienation from the government.
The delicate situation in Burma has been complicated by the spectre of US-Chinese rivalry. Over the past year, as the Obama administration has voiced its intention for a higher security profile in East and Southeast Asia, fears of a “Cold War” rivalry has emerged in international political discourse.