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Amid daunting security environment, Seoul should tighten alliance with US

The Korea Herald – 6 January 2021 South Korea’s alliance with the U.S. is one of the most significant in the world, with both friends sharing the same democratic values and being important trading partners for one-another. However their relations have recently encountered problems, particularly since Trump’s inauguration four years ago, with geopolitics and a…

What Hong Kong can do for Scotland – Roy Leckie

Roy Leckie, Executive Director of Investment & Client Service at Walter Scott, first published this article in Reform Scotland, a charity which aims to inform and influence policy debate through research, the publication of reports and briefings and by arranging lectures and seminars.  It is well known that Scotland had a massive influence on the…

Trying to loosen the linchpin: China’s approach to South Korea

Trying to loosen the linchpin: China’s approach to South Korea

This Brookings Institution report by Jung H Pak explains China’s approach to South Korea. The report’s executive summary is provided below and the full report is provided at the link below. China sees South Korea as a critical part of its effort to establish its preeminence in Northeast Asia. South Korea’s status in the U.S.…

CHINA IN CENTRAL ASIA: IS CHINA WINNING THE “NEW GREAT GAME”?

China now touches virtually every region in the world. In the latest installment of the Brookings Institute Global China project, its experts examine the effects of Beijing’s increasing involvement in Central Asia. This paper takes issue with the U.S. narrative that Chinese activities in Central Asia are, on balance, damaging to the interests of those…

THE POST-COVID-19 SINO-AMERICAN DUOPOLY

Dr. Arslan Chikhaoui,  Executive Chairman of the Consultancy and Studies Center, NSV The Covid-19 crisis may well bring about an era of deep change in international alliances, although these shifts will take some time. China has tried to seize the momentum since largely recovering from the epidemic, with the twofold aim of turning its weaknesses…

As India and China clash, JFK’s ‘forgotten crisis’ is back

India and China’s deadly crash this week in the Himalayas is the worst crisis in their border quarrel since 1967. Pakistan is also a very interested player, watching the game play out just as it did in 1962 and hoping its rival India will be humiliated. The remote region where the clash is occurring is…

The Folly of Decoupling From China

It Isn’t Just Perilous—It’s Impossible This article was originally published in Foreign Affairs and was written by Henry Farrell and Abraham Newman On May 14, U.S. President Donald Trump threatened to break the United States’ economic relationship with China. “There are many things we could do,” he told Fox Business host Maria Bartiromo. “We could cut…

A NEW GLOBAL ORDER EMERGES POST-COVID-19

China is stamping its mark on the post-COVID-19 world as a new global order begins to emerge This article was originally published in EuroNews and was written by Marco Vicenzino who is a member of the Institute’s International Advisory Committee. Follow Marco Vicenzino on Twitter: www.twitter.com/marcovicenzino “On the one hand, it is important not to underestimate…

The geopolitics of easing Covid lockdowns

As numerous countries gradually emerge from nearly two months of Covid-19 quarantines, many citizens will struggle to transition from lockdown limbo to the “new” normal and its accompanying realities. Political necessity, public pressure and economic survival demand the start of a re-opening process – and where reasonably possible, at a progressively elevated pace. However, the brutal…