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.
There is a nice fit between a growing Asia’s demand for economic and military balance in the region and Modi’s Act East policy.
Delhi must try and build a stable balance of the power system in the region. That would demand greater military engagement with all the major powers, and not “military neutrality” between them.
The furor over the Philippines v. China arbitration case constitutes a significant development that could influence the prospects for future rivalry or cooperation in the Western Pacific.
India claims it will “look east” in its foreign policy, but it continues to be distracted by the West. Meanwhile, China is becoming a more attractive partner for others in the region.
While its logic is compelling, with solid analysis and prescriptions, the book—like other reform messages—has little influence on recent Indonesian policy due to government's decentralized power.
Following the Permanent Court of Arbitration’s ruling in favor of the Philippines on the South China Sea issue and its rejection of any legal basis for Beijing to claim historical rights to the nine-dash line, Chinese leadership must be wrestling with the question of whether to transform its disavowal of the decision into more than words
China’s rejection of international arbitration raises questions. Delhi’s reaction must focus on need to de-escalate conflict in South China Sea.
Democracy support from rising democracies has moved forward, but not as quickly or decisively as some Western democracy supporters had initially hoped.
CCTV America interviewed Michael Swaine on the arbitration result issued by the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague in a case unilaterally brought by the Philippines against China in 2013.