What do plans to build a Chinese rival to the Panama Canal in Nicaragua say about the fall of the Monroe Doctrine and the rise of China as a global power?
China’s Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank is making headlines as a potential competitor to the World Bank.
A confluence of economic opportunity (developing the country’s vast mineral wealth) and political necessity (ensuring a stable Xinjiang) make post-NATO Afghanistan a perfect testing ground for China’s great power aspirations.
Are there cracks running through the main pillar of President Obama’s foreign policy?
The Democratic Progressive Party was swept to victory in local elections last week, but how will Beijing respond to the new normal in Taiwanese politics?
The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Forum afforded an opportunity for all manner of geopolitically awkward encounters, whether Obama and Putin or Xi and Abe. And though the proceedings yielded little in terms of diplomatic breakthroughs, there are still some key takeaways from the event.
Daniel Bodirsky examines the historical context of Vietnam’s apprehension towards its powerful northern neighbor.
The Geopoliticalmonitor's Zachary Fillingham argues the need for cooler heads to prevail in the ongoing island dispute between China and Japan.
The Geopoliticalmonitor’s Zachary Fillingham examines some of the defining political, economic, and military trends for Northeast Asia in 2014.
The Geopoliticalmonitor's Zachary Fillingham asks the question: Does Abe's recent win mean changes in Japan's pacifist constitution?