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Uncle Sam Will Have to Change His Tune After November for Buy-in From Southeast Asia

11 September 2020

BY HUNTER MARSTON Only weeks from the US presidential election on November 3, Southeast Asia sees an American electorate distracted by partisan divide, conspiracy theories, and culture wars. If...

A Review of 'Under Beijing’s Shadow: Southeast Asia's China Challenge' by Murray Hiebert

3 September 2020

BY HUNTER MARSTON According to recent surveys of Southeast Asia, China is now the most influential strategic and political power in the region. Yet China’s rise has been so rapid and consequential...

Shinzo Abe

Has Shinzo Abe left a lasting legacy?

1 September 2020

Once again prime minister Shinzo Abe — the ultimate princeling of Japanese politics — has resigned because of declining poll numbers and ill health. In May, Abe’s approval ratings in national polls...

Ideology Is Hijacking the Trump Administration’s Asia Strategy

27 August 2020

BY ELINA NOOR, HUNTER MARSTON, AND FRANCISCO BENCOSME As U.S.-China rivalry takes on a hardening ideological dimension, a great deal of ink has been spilled about the competition for influence in...

Image: Imran Khan, Wikimedia Commons

Covid-19 is the ultimate test of Imran Khan’s leadership of Pakistan

22 April 2020

During this pandemic, much of the world’s attention has been focused on China and on how Covid-19 outbreaks are being handled in various countries, notably Italy, Spain, the United Kingdom, the...

The Little Red Podcast

Little Red Podcast - "Killing Me Softly: the Power Pandemic"

21 April 2020

China’s Covid diplomacy dispatching facemasks and respirators overseas is being hailed as the ultimate soft power play. But is this really soft power? To answer this question, we’re...

Image: STAY HOME. Officers of Brgy. 436 in Sampaloc, Manila on April 3, 2020, set up a checkpoint with a coffin on display bearing a sign, 'Stay Home or Stay Inside this Coffin' serving as a stern warning to residents during the implementation of the enhanced community quarantine. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

A failure of execution

4 April 2020

Despite lacking a coherent pandemic strategy, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is tightening his grip The Philippines ranks among the world’s most disaster-prone nations, all too often suffering...

India Republic Day Members of the Indian military band take part in the rehearsal for the "Beating the Retreat" ceremony in New Delhi, India, 22 January 2019 (Photo: REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis).

Why India isn’t going to save Australia from China’s power

15 March 2020

BY HUGH WHITE AO Will India save us from China? The Indo-Pacific concept that now lies at the heart of Australia’s foreign policy assumes that it will. It is founded on the belief that as America’s...

Interests, Negotiations, and the US-Taliban Agreement

5 March 2020

BY WILLIAM MALLEY On 1 March 1848, the British Foreign Secretary, Viscount Palmerston, gave a famous speech in the House of Commons in which he remarked that ‘Our interests are eternal and perpetual...

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Stirring Hatreds Ahead of Myanmar Elections

4 March 2020

BY HUNTER MARSTON Ethnic and religious nationalism has increasingly gripped Myanmar since intercommunal violence broke out between Burmese Buddhists and Rohingya Muslims in 2012. Viral...

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