As both tension and speculation mount on the Korean peninsula, emotions run high while sober minds and rational solutions are hard to find.
The South China Sea is experiencing what the Straits of Malacca did – overcrowding by big external powers, making the case yet again for stronger Asean representation.
The heated border area dispute between India and China is almost incomprehensible, leaving Bhutan a much more afflicted country than either of its giant neighbours.
There are summits, and then there are twosome summits, as the warm-up to a hotly anticipated meeting between Trump and Putin makes clear.
Containing terrorists and eliminating terrorism as their violence spreads in the region is challenging enough, without distractions that complicate the fight against them.
The Association of South-East Asian Nations almost has a language of its own, whose larger meanings lie in the intent, history and actions between the words themselves.
To understand the peninsula’s situation better in forming appropriate responses, clear away misconceptions, presumptions and prejudices – especially the familiar and established ones.
Despite many fiery statements against terrorism, governments have failed to stop the most notorious of terrorist groups, Islamic State; so what now?
As a large and important country undergoing change, China’s impact on the world will continue to be significant – but what of the quality and direction of that change?
Despite speculation over problems in US-China relations, prospects are good for healthy ties – although not as good for rival camps in the Trump administration itself.
Beyond the noisy protests over Trump’s presidency, there are important policy issues and implications that need better understanding – but which are still neglected.
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