In a useful step, US and Chinese scholars exchanged views of each other and of North Korea

In a useful step, US and Chinese scholars exchanged views of each other and of North Korea

At a time when the U.S.-China relationship seems to be drifting, this is an encouraging sign.
Who's to blame for EVA's botched typhoon day?

Who's to blame for EVA's botched typhoon day?

With hindsight, it's easy to tell a good typhoon call from a bad one, but decision-makers are never blessed with such a gift
Mosul has been freed from IS terror — but has anybody noticed?

Mosul has been freed from IS terror — but has anybody noticed?

And crucially, the fight against the Islamic State is far from over.
Camelot and contemporary politics

Camelot and contemporary politics

A new book on John F. Kennedy illuminates both the man and the media.
Sun Zhengcai's removal may signal split from China succession norms

Sun Zhengcai's removal may signal split from China succession norms

Chongqing party chief's fall reflects Xi administration's resolve in anti-graft drive
War markers missing in China stand-off

War markers missing in China stand-off

Diplomacy would provide the best solution, so long as doors to talks remain open. War never occurs overnight, it takes time and its indicators are easily visible and can be acted upon.
India's misperceptions have dangerous implications

India's misperceptions have dangerous implications

Over a month ago, Indian troops crossed into China at the Sikkim section of the border between the two countries, instigating a standoff with Chinese troops. This is arguably the biggest crisis facing the two countries since the 1962 border war, since there is still no sign of the Indian troops ending their trespass into Chinese territory.
Tiny Bhutan should take the lead in the China-India dispute

Tiny Bhutan should take the lead in the China-India dispute

As the row drags on and closer to large-scale conflict, it's time for the little kingdom to step in and calms things down.

India has got to do something about its lawmakers' undefined privilege

They have stubbornly refused to codify their privileges, even after many other Commonwealth jurisdictions have already done so.
New finding: Foreign aggression didn't trigger China's decline

New finding: Foreign aggression didn't trigger China's decline

Instead of stirring up hatred of foreigners by talking continually about a century of humiliation, China should look deeply inside itself to find the problems with Chinese institutions, past and present.
The climate, icebergs and politics

The climate, icebergs and politics

Historically, Britain has been an Arctic leader, but now Russia is increasingly assertive there, with a vital stake. Others along with China and Russia seek the enormous natural resources involved.
Asian Editors' Circle: Dear India, it's time for you to walk the talk on commerce

Asian Editors' Circle: Dear India, it's time for you to walk the talk on commerce

India's openness on trade has to change, The Straits Times' associate editor argues.
Tsai needs to give the office of the president a chance to be great again

Tsai needs to give the office of the president a chance to be great again

Use your power: Tsai can use her symbolic power to rally public support and escape the political quagmire she's stuck in.
Shaping US diplomacy in a time of disruption

Shaping US diplomacy in a time of disruption

Taipei, take note. This will not be your grandfather's U.S. State Department.
The new import law is unfair and will keep Taiwan uncompetitive

The new import law is unfair and will keep Taiwan uncompetitive

The government shouldn't be taxing people who buy products from overseas for personal use.
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