The Strategist: Trump is in denial about North Korea
Has Trump’s top-down approach to dealing with North Korea led to a blindness to the DPRK’s underlying strategy?
The Diplomat: Trump’s Trade War on China Is About More Than Trade
Does the US threat of a trade war with China reflect a broader paradigm shift in the US?
Project Syndicate: Can Multilateralism Survive?
Can multilateralism survive in a multipolar world?
East Asia Forum: Was China’s RIMPAC exclusion an opening salvo or a wasted shot?
Does the US have a plan to follow through after dis-inviting China to RIMPAC?
Asia Times: Malaysia’s Najib sought CIA support before election defeat
An attempt by the Najib government to seek US CIA influence in Malaysia’s 2018 election.
Asia Times: Suu Kyi loses control of once hopeful peace process
Has Myanmar’s Panglong 21 Peace Conference turned into a geostrategic struggle between the Tatmadaw and China?
PacNet #48: Seeds of New Thinking in Seoul
38 North: Back to the Basics: Above and Beyond CVID with North Korea
Adjusting to the reality of the real implications of the US-DPRK summit.
The Diplomat: Japan, EU Display Solidarity in the Face of US Friction
The EU-Japan free trade agreement as a calibrated rebuke of US trade policy.
The Diplomat: Myth-Busting Chinese FDI in the Philippines
An attempt to reduce expectations about Chinese investment in the Philippines.