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 asks the question: Does Abe's recent win mean changes in Japan's pacifist constitution?
In the wake of the Xi-Obama summit, both American and Chinese media outlets have stressed how ‘constructive’ the meetings were. But given the existence of certain structural impediments in the US-China relationship, was the summit doomed before it even started?
The Liberal Democratic Party’s Shinzo Abe emerged as the big winner in last week’s elections in Japan. But any forecast of the next four years of LDP rule must begin with the question: where exactly does the rhetoric end and the real policy begin?