Scholars’ Column

The Question of Religious Freedom in China: An Assessment of America’s Views

There has been a consistent dissatisfaction in US regarding the human rights abuses in China in the past decades but the recent awareness of the existence of internment camps in Xinjiang province…

US’ Huawei Ban and the Ongoing 5G Race with China

Huawei comes under a long list of Chinese companies that had been subjected to restrictions from doing business in the United States. In all these cases, the Trump administration and the Obama…

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.