International Relations

5 mins

What’s next after the Trump–Kim summit in Hanoi?

21 Mar 2019
The Hanoi summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un did not produce the results many had hoped for.
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The Weekly Global Roundup: Brexit Turmoil; Grounded Boeing 737 Max 8s; New Zealand Tragedy (March 11 to 16, 2019)

18 Mar 2019
A series of parliamentary votes in the United Kingdom (UK) has added to the Brexit turmoil; the Boeing 737 Max 8 has been grounded after an Ethiopian Airlines flight crashed shortly after take-off; and mosque shootings in New Zealand left at least 49 people dead.
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RCEP negotiators defy trade gloom to create mega-FTA

14 Mar 2019
Plans are afoot to create the world's biggest free trade agreement. If successful it will cover half the world's population and 30% of its GDP.
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Yes, Pakistan is a Terror Source, But India Will Do Good to Look Internally for Solutions

11 Mar 2019
While India has international backing in its fight against Pakistan sponsored terror, it must reconsider its own actions in Kashmir and retract its pivot to nationalism to establish legitimate grounds for a lasting solution.
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Why is western alliance divided on Huawei’s 5G investment in Europe?

04 Mar 2019
Huawei has installed more than 23 percent of 5G technology in Europe and are under scrutiny in the US and EU.
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Asia Thinker Series Inaugural launch: How can Indonesia respond to the global trade war?

25 Feb 2019
The Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy (LKYSPP) recently launched the Asia Thinker Series (ATS) and hosted a discussion “Indonesia in the Global Trade War: Impacts on Business, Global Trade and Investment”.
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What Asia can learn from Brexit

21 Feb 2019
Viewed from Asia, Brexit invites puzzlement bordering on incomprehension. Britain's colonial heritage left a mixed legacy in this part of the world, but until recently the country was still admired for its competent government and economic prowess.
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Australia’s former prime minister downplays tensions with China

13 Feb 2019
Former Australian Prime Minister John Howard reflects on Australia’s relationships in Asia in an exclusive interview with Global-is-Asian.
7 mins

Letting Off (Some) Steam: China and India in Afghanistan

23 Jan 2019
Have China and India recognised that they share a mutual desire and need for a stable and safe Afghanistan? Photo: dvidshub on
7 mins

Understanding the Asian future

14 Jan 2019
Does the West see beyond China when it thinks of Asia? How does Asia perceive Asia? Parag Khanna ponders these questions in his latest book.