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Political Economy Strategies by the Communist Party of Vietnam: Many More Doi Moi Ahead

The Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) will convene the thirteen National Congress from January 25 to February 2, 2021. According to the CPV’s draft resolutions issued in mid-2020 for public review, during…

Russia-China Cooperation in the Arctic Region

The United States has to increase its presence in the High North seas. In the last decade, the traffic of vessels has increased around 128 percent in the waters of the North,…

Assessing Joe Biden’s Policy towards ASEAN

Biden will try to foster good relations with ASEAN nations so as to contain the rise of China. As Biden’s sole policy is “to lead the world and not retreat from it”…

Indo-Pacific Policy Under the New US Administration

The US under Joe Biden will definitely continue to formulate its policies on South East Asia centred around China. With economically and militarily rising China as the elephant in the Asian bloc,…

How America’s Deep Racial Issues and Protests Shaped the 2020 Presidential Election’s Result: An Analysis

The George Floyd’s tragic chokehold-death in the hands of law authorities has not only propelled the famous Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement across the U.S. but also exposed America’s untreated old wounds…

Enhanced India-Australia Partnership in the Indo-Pacific

India and Australia are part of this emerging axis in the Indo-Pacific which includes countries of the Indo-Pacific littoral, France, Japan and the United States, which can now be seen as moving…

Uncertain Future of Afghan Peace Process

Recently, the Taliban leaders in their conversation with the US officials advised them that the Afghan issue could not be solved militarily and hence America should focus on a “peaceful strategy for…

 COVID-19: An Opportunity for Indo-Afghan Cultural Relationship?

In Persian there is a saying, “sometimes a harsh thing happens for a larger good”. Although COVID-19 is a global health crisis, its potential in ushering new opportunities cannot be underestimated. However,…

Stumbling Democracies in South-East Asia

Southeast Asian countries need to reinforce institutions capable of resolving political issues so that they do not have to depend on anti-democratic, archaic establishments to resolve conflicts.

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