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Is Singapore Sri Lanka’s door to East Asia?

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Authors: Ganeshan Wignaraja and Divya Hundlani, LKI In a bid to strengthen economic relations, Sri Lanka and Singapore signed a bilateral free trade agreement on 23 January 2018. In spite of the two islands’ decades of warm diplomatic relations, Singapore comprised only 1.1 per cent of Sri Lanka’s exports and 5.3 per cent of imports […]

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Putting the ‘Pacific’ into Japan’s Indo-Pacific strategy

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Author: Sandra Tarte, University of the South Pacific In the face of North Korea’s nuclear program, a resurgent China, an unpredictable US president and the rise of anti-globalisation forces, Japan’s new Indo-Pacific strategy aims to improve connectivity between the Pacific and Indian Oceans and between the African and Asian continents. Tokyo intends for ‘Indo-Pacific’ to […]

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China’s Arctic endeavours walking on thin ice?

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Author: Adam P MacDonald, Dalhousie University Over the past two decades, the intensification both of Arctic regional relations and of Beijing’s efforts to be recognised as a ‘near-Arctic state’ has generated concern about Chinese intentions in the region. On 26 January 2018, Beijing released China’s Arctic Policy — a White Paper that outlines China’s views […]

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Are China’s Arctic endeavours walking on thin ice?

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Author: Adam P MacDonald, Dalhousie University Over the past two decades, the intensification both of Arctic regional relations and of Beijing’s efforts to be recognised as a ‘near-Arctic state’ has generated concern about Chinese intentions in the region. On 26 January 2018, Beijing released China’s Arctic Policy — a White Paper that outlines China’s views […]

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Do the Central European media show caution towards China?

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Author: Matej Šimalčík, Institute of Asian Studies Since the announcement of Chinese President Xi Jinping’s Belt and Road Initiative, China has focussed more and more on Central and Eastern Europe, and what started as China’s ‘charm offensive’ has developed increasingly sharp spikes in regional media outlets. Local media outlets play the important role of intermediary in […]

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Gaps in Asia’s economic infrastructure

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Author: Andrew Elek, ANU The gap between global infrastructure needs and global infrastructure investment is widening.Inadequate investment in transport, communications and energy networks is estimated to be US$26 trillion in Asia alone. Recent initiatives to improve connectivity by investing in infrastructure are welcome. But none of these initiatives is paying sufficient attention to the policy […]

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Bigger fish to fry than militias in the South China Sea

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Authors: Sam Bateman and Zhang Hongzhou, S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies Fishing incidents have emerged as a major threat to peace and stability in the South China Sea. Incidents involving fishing vessels and maritime law enforcement vessels occur regularly — sometimes with serious consequences. In March 2016, a diplomatic row erupted between China and […]

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Australia’s China policy challenge

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Author: Allan Gyngell, ANU The management of Australia’s engagement with China is the most important issue in Australian foreign relations. In 2016, Australia’s bilateral trade with China in goods and services topped AU$155 billion (US$122 billion), growing three times faster than world trade as a whole. China was Australia’s largest export market and largest source […]

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A new model of great-power relations?

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Author: Editorial Board, East Asia Forum Asia’s economic ascendancy over the past half century has depended on a period of remarkable regional peace and stability. This is not the natural order of the world: international relations theorist Hedley Bull reckoned that the natural order is prone not to stability but to chaos. The current international […]

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US defence strategy is not news to China

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Author: Zha Daojiong, Peking University ‘China is a disruptive, transitional force in the Indo-Pacific’. So declared United States Pacific Command Admiral Harry Harris at a recent Quadrilateral Security Dialogue (Quad) conference in New Delhi. On the same day, United States Secretary of Defense James Mattis unveiled the United States’ new defence strategy in Washington. Thus […]

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