Thursday, September 21, 2017

What game theory says about dealing with North Korea

North Korea fired its third missile in three weeks on May 29, once again drawing protests from South Korea and Japan. Tensions have been rising in the region since the start of the year when Kim Jong-Un’s regime started a series of tests, of which this is the ninth.

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The high road to warmer Myanmar-China ties

The five bilateral agreements signed between Myanmar and China recently are testimony to the warming economic and political bilateral ties between the two countries.

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Trump budget’s cuts to international aid put global health security at risk

US President Donald Trump’s first budget request for fiscal year 2018 includes drastic cuts for diplomacy and overseas aid (-32 percent), and slashes US$4.6 billion from humanitarian assistance and global health spending.

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The TPP’s Second Act

When US President Donald Trump withdrew the United States from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) this past January, many observers saw that decision as a boon for China. If so, it may not last.

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China’s imperial overreach with ‘project of the century’

Chinese President Xi Jinping’s tenure has been marked by high ambition. His vision – the “Chinese dream” – is to make China the world’s leading power by 2049, the centenary of communist rule. But Xi may be biting off more than he can chew.

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China, US vie for friendship with the Philippines, while Duterte hedges

The rapprochement between China and the Philippines has ostensibly avoided the prospect of a confrontation in the South China Sea. On the sidelines of a two-day summit about China’s global development project, held in Beijing on May 14-15, the Philippine ambassador announced plans for talks with China over its territorial claims in the sea.

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Shaping ASEAN-Korea digital partnership

Since the term “Industry 4.0” made its debut in 2011, it has quickly gained attention across the globe.

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Myanmar could be game changer for BRI

China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), which is being boycotted by India, could place Myanmar – located between these two big countries – into an awkward situation.

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Indian ambassador shares thoughts on Belt and Road Initiative and India’s ties with Myanmar

State Counsellor Daw Aung San Su Kyi visited China for the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) summit in Beijing for cooperation while Myanmar’s neighbour India expressed concern the BRI is not in line with their national priority.

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Healthy ecosystems needed for PPP to flourish

Greater cooperation is required to implement public and private partnerships (PPP) projects to boost development of infrastructure in Myanmar.

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