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Democracy under watch! As Indonesia goes for Elections this April

Indonesia will go for Presidential and legislative election in April; it will be crucial to watch the extent to which Social Media is used in bringing the elements of hate and fear…

American Mood Swings and the Overdue Japanese Moment: From TPP to CPTPP

Japan’s challenge to keep its interests intact while hesitatingly moving towards a possible US-Japan FTA presents a dilemma to a nation that is otherwise interested in multilateral engagement.

CRACKS IN US- ROK ALLIANCE; AMIDST DRPK PEACE TALKS?

The initiation of peace talks in the Korean peninsula has resulted in a string of diplomatic developments in the region. With President Trump looking to push for the denuclearisation of North Korea,…

Looming Security Challenges in the Indo-Pacific and India-US-Japan Trilateral Defense Exercises

With the enhanced geopolitical significance of the Indo-Pacific region in recent years, the defense ties between India, US, and Japan have consequently deepened. The Chinese assertiveness in the South and East China…

EVOLVING CROSS-STRAIT DIVIDE AND U.S.-TAIWAN-CHINA STRATEGIC DYNAMICS IN THE REGION

The changing strategic dynamics in the Cross-Strait relations have had important implications for the US-China-Taiwan relations as well as for the broader strategic and economic interests of the region.

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