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Will the North Korea crisis hit boiling point in 2018?

Will 2018 bring us closer to peace on the North Korea issue, or will we teeter more precariously on the nuclear precipice?

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Japan’s strategic counter to China’s Belt and Road Initiative

Japan is making significant plays to counter China’s expanding influence by cooperating with India and the United States on ports and high-speed road networks from Asia to Africa.

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Under the Radar: Why China’s war on pollution is good for the metals industry

China announced and implemented aluminium production cuts this year as a result of anti-pollution measures, resulting in a worldwide spike in the metal’s price. Are producers from other countries ready to take advantage of this win-win situation created by China?

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Terrorism risks rising in Malaysia as Islamic State militants return

The Islamic State military defeats increase the risk of Malaysian militants returning home. Here’s why this means a heightened domestic terrorist threat.

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Catch-22 in the South China Sea: why preserving fish stocks is key to a resolution

ASEAN disunity means no end in sight for China’s island-building in the South China Sea. Yet those islands will destroy the coral reefs they are built on, and the very fish stocks China wants to control in the first place.

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Will the US-Japan alliance endure under a Trump presidency?

Like a second-string quarterback thrown into a tie game in the fourth quarter, Japan is shouldering a heavier burden in Asia-Pacific, though not by design.

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‘Tis the season to be realistic: 5 things to know about North Korean tensions

North Korea’s latest missile test puts the US mainland firmly in Kim’s sights. Here are five key points to understand the current crisis.

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Targeted sanctions on Myanmar would dash hopes of investment surge

Peter is a London based analyst. He specializes in trade and regulation in the Asia Pacific region. He holds a MSc in Economy, Risk and Society from the London School of Economics and a BA in International Studies from American University.

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Is Sri Lanka the new hotspot in India-China relations?

Chinese- and Indian-funded capital projects in Sri Lanka are mired in controversy. GRI asks: has the island state has become a new frontier in Sino-Indian relations?

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Sino-Indian relations in the Indian Ocean can be win-win

With Chinese- and Indian-funded capital projects in Sri Lanka mired in controversy, it is tempting to assume that the island state has become a new frontier in Sino-Indian relations. The reality, however, is not nearly so dramatic.