Myanmar, South China Sea Conflicts Top Agenda as ASEAN Foreign Ministers Meet
By David Rising
The foreign minister of Laos, this year’s ASEAN chair, expressed cautious optimism about the potential for progress in 2024.
US National Security Advisor, China’s Top Foreign Policy Official Met in Thailand
By Shannon Tiezzi
Jake Sullivan and Wang Yi met to discuss further implementation of the promises made during the Biden-Xi summit.
India-France Relations and Indo-Pacific Power Play
By Prem Singh Gill
Their differing approaches toward strategic autonomy pose a major impediment, but it can be overcome by focusing on shared commitment to a rules-based order.
Myanmar Junta Sends Representative to ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting
By Sebastian Strangio
Marlar Than Htaik, the permanent secretary of the junta's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, is attending this week's two-day retreat in Laos.
Reviewing Thailand-Germany Ties in Light of President Steinmeier’s Visit
By Tita Sanglee
While relations have developed in a low key manner, the two nations share more than a little in common.
The Myanmar Junta Is Losing Its Foreign Backers
By Ivan U. Klyszcz and Harold Chambers
Increasingly, the junta has no one to lean on except for a distracted Russia.
China’s Preference for Hard Power Is Creating Major Headaches for Beijing
By Guy C. Charlton and Xiang Gao
Taiwan’s election result points to a broader trend: China is failing to use soft power effectively, and paying the reputational price.
Pakistan Accuses Indian Agents of Orchestrating the Killing of 2 Citizens on its Soil
By Munir Ahmed
Pakistan joins Canada and the United States in alleging attempted or successful assassinations of anti-India actors on foreign soil.
Trouble Among Neighbors: Iran, Pakistan, and China’s Offer of Mediation
By Eram Ashraf
China’s interest in mediating between Iran and Pakistan stemmed from both specific concerns and broader foreign policy shifts.
With Global Shipping on the Line, China Says It’s ‘Deeply Concerned’ by Tensions in the Red Sea
By Associated Press
A spokesperson said that China is “deeply concerned about the recent escalation of the Red Sea situation,” but did not mention the Houthis by name.
New Zealand’s Huge Shift in the Middle East
By Geoffrey Miller
A decision to provide intelligence support for future U.S. and U.K. airstrikes on Yemen is highly symbolic.
What the China-Maldives-India Triangle Tells Us About 21st Century Balancing
By Ovigwe Eguegu
Is India really “out” and China “in” for the Maldives? And what does this case tell us about the emerging approach of smaller states in great power competition?