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Asia Pacific Security

Article 9 and Japan’s missile defence dilemma

North Korea’s recent missile tests raised new questions about the Japanese Constitution and the effectiveness of Japan missile defence strategy.

Asia Pacific Technology and infrastructure

Taiwan’s migrant labourers hold the key to regional alliances

Migrant labour reforms are key to boosting the strength of Taiwan’s regional allegiances.

Asia Pacific Politics

Outlook for the Tsai Ing-wen presidency: Consolidating power, driving reform

Taiwan’s first female president hopes her newly appointed Premier will be able to help enact reforms she promised during her campaign. Tsai Ing-wen’s electoral victory in January 2016 was historic and

Asia Pacific Finance

The impact of Chinese investments in Malaysia

For countries like Malaysia, chinese investments in infrastructure offer clear benefits but also come with costs, both economic and strategic.

Asia Pacific Politics

How human rights failures could destabilize the ASEAN region

Less than a month after the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) celebrated its 50th anniversary in Manila, Philippines, the UN Security Council called on the government of Myanmar to

Asia Pacific Natural resources and energy

Water wars: China’s new weapon against India

With border tensions continuing near Pangong Lake, China has fashioned a powerful weapon in the form of water to undermine Indian territory.

Asia Pacific Finance

Money talks: China’s purse strings direct Pakistan’s war on terror

China is being lauded as Pakistan’s new partner, in the fight against regional terrorism, by offering soft loans in the interests of securing the China-Pakistan corridor.

Asia Pacific Economics

Are the “Asian Tigers” hamstrung by hidden flaws?

Despite years of high economic growth, Asia faces serious challenges, which will push many key Asian nations towards instability.

Asia Pacific Economics

The Great Firewall takes on VPNs

China’s Security Council seems bent on expanding internet restrictions nationwide. Following new legislation in June this year, the crackdown has been swift: even major firms such as Apple and Whatsapp are on the chopping block. The recent banning of VPN services has huge implications for multinationals and the foreign employees that they hire.

Asia Pacific Natural resources and energy

The growing water crisis in China

The reverberations of China’s water security crisis have already had global implications, notably encouraging the Arab Spring.