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It’s a been a while, but it’s back with a vengeance. On his visit to Asia, Donald Trump’s bizarre handshake returned!
By Peter Valente, Project Assistant, East-West Center in Washington. Note: this article originally appeared in the East-West
A year after the Hague ruled in favor of his country, there's only so much Philippine President Duterte can do to minimize tensions.
By Merve Demirel A new Chinese cruise liner has started taking hundreds of Chinese tourists to the disputed areas in the
DB Subedi, University of New England In June 2012, communal riots between Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims and Rakhine Buddhists
Responding to the challenges posed by organised crime groups are a handful of capable law enforcement agencies; a patchwork
With relations in the region increasingly unpredictable, Hanoi hopes the Asian regional organization can provide some calm.
Crisis branding can be an effective political campaign strategy because it draws power from frightening people, but it has no place in day-to-day governance. Normalizing fright and violence is not a governance model and is a huge step in the wrong direction.
Beijing is accusing countries of interfering in its waters.
The U.S. insists it takes no position in the ongoing disputes, but Washington has clashed with China over the former's right to collect intelligence within China's 200 mile Exclusive Economic Zone. It would only take one drunk ship captain or one over-aggressive aircraft pilot to create an incident and set the stage for conflict.
asean flag "All I need is a sheet of paper and something to write with, and then I can turn the world upside down," Friedrich Nietzsche once claimed. Words do matter -- and in international diplomacy, they can sometimes spell the difference between neglectful chaos and principled order.
The international organization dropped a U.S.-backed proposal to mention a legal ruling against China.
PERTH, Australia -- Vietnam's reaction to the South China Sea ruling is surprisingly muted for a country that has so much at stake.
The ruling raises a host of questions - for China, for the Philippines (which brought the action against China to the PCA), and for the other nations bordering the South China Sea, which also have ongoing disputes with Beijing on the same subject.