The fisheries sector has gradually become a central geopolitical issue in the Indo-Pacific.
Defence Secretary Austin struck the right note during his visit to Southeast Asia by not following the Trumpian playbook of denouncing China at every turn, but instead promoting positive relations with the region for their own sake.
As Indonesia reels under staggering rates of COVID-19, an ambitious mass inoculation drive offers hope. But limited access to effective vaccines is trapping the Asian giant in an impossible choice between saving lives and livelihoods.
For now, Malaysia remains committed to maintaining public displays of friendly relations with China while handling any differences quietly. But the difficulties and pressures of keeping the friendship real, alive, and substantive are greater than ever.
Despite public perceptions, Philippine ruling elites concerned with political expediency, not Chinese actors, are often the key culprits sidestepping social and environmental safeguards on infrastructure projects. Chinese players generally have accommodated these Philippine demands.
While the United States has a long history of bigotry against immigrants of color, the growing hostility toward people of Asian origin in the wake of the devastating coronavirus pandemic casts a new spotlight on the discrimination many Asian immigrant populations experience in the United States.
Reversing democracy’s international decline has emerged as a pillar of the Biden Administration’s foreign policy. The goal marries our values and our security.
The EU Indo-Pacific strategy will be Europe’s ticket to a seat at the table at which the international order will be defined.
Democratic reform in Myanmar has suffered a grave setback. The EU’s response to the military coup must be strong enough to reverse the political crisis and restore and renew democracy in Myanmar.
The United States and India have grown increasingly close. But even as Washington’s ambitions for the partnership expand exponentially, India’s foreign policy is in transition.