As China continues to grow, reform, invest abroad, and integrate with the global financial system, it is almost inevitable that one day the RMB will rival the U.S. dollar and the Euro as a global reserve currency. But that day is still far away.
The Donald Trump administration is beginning to take shape, but still has a long way to go in identifying personnel and defining policy goals, particularly in Asia.
This book examines how the region’s major political powers view international politics and the use of military force.
Building a cohesive nation and developing an effective state are long-term processes that may take several decades, if not centuries.
The Bay of Bengal once represented a major share of world trade. The Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) seeks to rediscover this common heritage through its stated goal of regional integration.
Asian nations must find ways to adapt to the structural changes in the Asian balance of power, the essence of which is the rise of China and the perceived decline of the United States.
The time is ripe for Indonesia, India, and Japan to shed their inhibitions and redouble their efforts to strengthen the foundations of Myanmar’s democracy.
The Trans-Pacific Partnership is a necessary condition for the United States to establish a market-oriented and open regional economic order in the Asia-Pacific.
If the collapse of the SAARC summit in Islamabad has made the consideration of alternatives an immediate imperative, the enthusiasm of Sri Lanka’s prime minister for Bay of Bengal regionalism may provide a way forward.
Malaysia would be better served by the broad, inclusive idea of a civic nation, which facilitates multiple identities, rather than narrow conceptions that pit one identity against another.