Tag Archives: China

Big Gains or Growing Pains in Store for the SCO?

The SCO’s recent membership expansion presents both opportunities and challenges as the organization’s cohesiveness, effectiveness and policy coordination will go through a period of refocusing, redefining and re-energizing.

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India Should Not Use Water Crisis to Justify River Linking

Modi’s government should focus on local solutions and stronger governance rather than build large dams and river diversions, argues Ashok Swain.

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View From Dhaka: Is India Losing a ‘Trusted’ Friend?

India has been losing her neighbors to China, one by one. Bangladesh has remained untouched. Under no circumstances should India let China take political control of Bangladesh.

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Kazakhstan’s Water Efficiency to Ease Tensions with China

Policymakers in Kazakhstan shift focus to domestic water saving measures to reduce reliance on river water flowing from China.

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Nepal’s Leftist Victory And the Changing Trans-Himalayan Order

With a leftist-alliance government at federal and most provincial levels, Nepal has the chance to work on the diversification of its overwhelming dependence on India by connecting more with China.

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Why did Chinese Investment in the Philippines Stagnate?

While inter-state relations do matter, the political relations between Beijing and Manila do not solely shape the rise or fall of Chinese foreign direct investment.

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Asia’s Other Nuclear Standoff

With the world focused on the scary possibility of war on the Korean Peninsula, not many people paid much attention to a series of naval exercises this past July in the Malacca Strait, a 550-mile long passage between Sumatra and Malaysia through which pass over 50,000 ships a year.   With President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un …

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View from India: Scripting Another Asian Narrative

Japan is filling the vacuum created by the U.S.’s withdrawal from the region.

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If Asia Leads on Climate, the World Will Follow

China and South Korea could be game changers on climate — and create a more peaceful region in the process.

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Economics Key to US Relevance in Southeast Asia

As China grows increasingly able to weaponize its financial clout for security purposes, failure on the part of the US to craft a comprehensive economic response undermines the autonomy of Southeast Asian countries and diminishes US influence.

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