Tag Archives: Southeast Asia

Southeast Asia: The Silk Road and the Roman Route

The Silk Road’s historical importance has been vastly exaggerated. It was the sea that was the most important link between east and west.

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Southeast Asia: Identity in Search of a Name

What does “Southeast Asia” mean beyond a random chunk of geography?

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Tillerson in Asia

With its short-term focus on what currently occupies the American mind (North Korea), the U.S. is actually playing into China’s hands in Asia.

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The Gulf Crisis: Southeast Asia Has Seen It All Before

Two competing visions of ensuring regime survival are battling it out in the Gulf.

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Trump’s Meddling in Asia

U.S. pressure on China to “do something” about North Korea results from the Trump team’s lack of regional knowledge.

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Vietnam Dangles at the Tip of the Chinese Spear

South China Sea islands are arguably ground zero in any potential war between China and Vietnam.

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China and Singapore are Distant Relatives at Best

Singapore’s mixed reactions towards China are historically consistent, even if they disappoint some there.

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China’s Grand Design: Pivot to Eurasia

Eurasia is a large part of the world. In a few decades, it will be the principal driver of the global economy.

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Indonesia: Why the US Needs to Pay Closer Attention

The United States needs to treat the unassuming Indonesian President Widodo with the attention due to his country.

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Indonesia at a Critical Juncture

Great political and social hurdles stand in the way of Indonesia’s development.

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