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Energy demand pulls China into regional security disputes

Chinese energy projects in Myanmar may lead to increased Chinese involvement in mainland Asian political disputes—with all that entails. With the recent completion of a major oil pipeline from Myanmar

Asia Pacific Natural resources and energy

Mining Industry at Center of Australian Election

Investors with exposure to resource extraction and related industries in Asia should watch the upcoming Australian parliamentary elections as they will impact the shape of the region’s economy. Australia was

Asia Pacific Technology and infrastructure

Adjusting to China’s global presence

Are Chinese policymakers aiming only to play a major role in the Asia-Pacific region in the coming decades, or do they harbor more extensive goals?  The answer to this question

Asia Pacific Economics

Sri Lanka rising from the ashes

Still emerging from a brutal 26-year civil war that ended in May 2009, Sri Lanka’s economy has experienced unprecedented growth and stability. The protracted conflict subjected the population to extreme

Asia Pacific Natural resources and energy

The Dragon looks North: China’s emerging Arctic policy

The future potential of an Arctic shipping corridor has caught China’s attention, as Beijing increases its involvement in the region. The Mandarin translation for the word ‘crisis’ is ‘危机’ (wei

Asia Pacific Security

U.S. Should Hedge China-Myanmar Relationship

As Myanmar gradually opens to the international community, the United States should remain cautious and hedge due to the role of China in the country. Policy Issue Myanmar, located at

Asia Pacific Security

Asia-Pacific: Headed towards conflict?

Relations within the Asia-Pacific region grew tense during 2012, marked by a number of incidents between China, Japan, and South Korea. The escalation of the Diaoyu/Senkaku Islands dispute between China,

Asia Pacific Security

Dilemmas and Challenges for Singapore’s Security

Take a look at Singapore’s challenges: or what globalization, changing social needs and a deteriorating security climate mean for the Lion City. It is a well-known fact that Singapore, a

Asia Pacific Finance

Risky Business: ‘First mover advantage’ or risk in Myanmar’s gold rush?

In the past year Myanmar has moved to the center of the frontier markets’ map for investors keen on a “first mover advantage”. However, increasingly lost amidst the hype is

Asia Pacific Economics

Myanmar foreign investment law should inspire U.S. policy

Myanmar has signed the New York Convention,  which essentially means that international business contracts in the country can now be predictably enforced. On March 6, the Myanmar Parliament agreed to