Tag Archives: China

View from Thailand: US Loses Myanmar to China?

Only time will tell whether or not Myanmar will follow through and reciprocate to Beijing’s overtures, but owing to the lack of alternatives offered by Washington, a US client regime or not, Myanmar’s government seems to have a very simple choice to make.

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China-India Tensions Have a Long History

Tensions are simmering between India and China, following their first deadly conflict in at least 45 years, resulting in death on 20 Indian soldiers, has pushed the bilateral relationship to an all-time low. But did the two Asian giants ever had cordial relations?

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Can Pakistan’s Foreign and Security Policy Be ‘Neutral’?

Pakistan's foreign policy must serve its national interests, its internal and external security and its regional standing. In a growingly polarized world there has to be a balance in its relations with a commitment to being neutral with its neighbors and within the region, argues Ikram Sehgal.

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Coronavirus Grown in Lab Aiding the Search for a Vaccine

What can one do to stay safe? Don’t panic. There is as yet no reason to believe that the Wuhan coronavirus will have a devastating impact upon humanity.

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No Appetite for a ‘New Cold War’ in Asia

Key states are attempting to shore up Asia’s fragile security and economic order. But much more will be needed — across issues ranging from cyber to maritime security and trade — if the region is to avoid the worst consequences of the growing competition between the United States and China. Sitting back and waiting for Trump and Xi to find common ground is no longer possible.

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The History of China’s Muslims and What’s Behind Their Persecution

With upwards of 10% of the Uighurs being held against their will, it is being called the worst and the most neglected humanitarian crisis of the past 10 years.

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Kashgar: Melting Pot of Tradition and Modernity

The China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) under the BRI lends Kashgar and Xinjiang as a whole added significance because of the geographical proximity to Pakistan.

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Embellishing News: Another Hybrid Warfare Technique

Vested interests have come up with a new and dangerous technique, what we call ‘embellished news’, meaning that the gist of the news item is true but it is blown out of proportion, than generalized and the negativity maximized, thus achieving the same effect: to unsettle, destabilize and sow doubts and distrust.

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Is Pompeo Turning Trump Against Pakistan to Target China?

Secretary Pompeo's salvo against China and Pakistan will likely further harden Beijing’s resolve in preserving its alliance with Pakistan at all costs.

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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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