Grand Strategy in Pivotal Places

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January 16, 2020 | EXPERT: Pamela Kennedy

Taiwan’s contentious presidential race is over, and the incumbent, Tsai Ing-wen of the Democratic Progressive Party, has been re-elected with over 8 million votes, a record in Taiwan’s history.

January 10, 2020 | EXPERT: Pamela Kennedy

Like other post-industrial economies—including several in East Asia—Taiwan's population is projected to begin declining and aging within the next few years. The implications will reach every part of Taiwan's society, including its defense.

January 10, 2020 | EXPERT: Yun Sun

Since the U.S. government killed top Iranian general Qasem Soleimani on January 3, 2020, the whole world has been bracing for impact that could potentially escalate to a major regional conflict or even a global war.

January 3, 2020 | EXPERT: Jason Li

On September 16, the Cabinet of the Solomon Islands voted to switch its diplomatic recognition from Taipei to Beijing, ending its 36-year-old official relationship with Taiwan. Kiribati switched three days later.

January 2, 2020 | EXPERT: Yuki Tatsumi

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe closed out 2019 with a flurry of diplomatic activities that tested his ability as Japan’s diplomat-in-chief. After he hosted Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, whose visit on Dec.

December 19, 2019 | EXPERT: Yun Sun

On December 10, Aung San Suu Kyi, Nobel Peace Prize winner and de facto leader of Myanmar, delivered a 20-minute long statement at the International Court of Justice defending Myanmar against accusations of genocide brought by Gambia.

October 31, 2019 | EXPERT: Yun Sun

Editor’s note: This analysis is part of 2020 Presidential Inbox — an ongoing Stimson Center series examining the major global challenges and opportunities the next administration faces.

October 24, 2019 | EXPERT: Richard Cronin

Editor’s note: This analysis is part of 2020 Presidential Inbox — an ongoing Stimson Center series examining the major global challenges and opportunities the next administration faces.

October 21, 2019 | EXPERT: Heather Byrne , EXPERT: Sameer Lalwani

After India re-elected Narendra Modi as Prime Minister in May 2019 in a landslide victory, President Trump congratulated him, tweeting that “great things are in store for the US-India partnership with the return of PM Modi at the helm.” In June, Assistant Secretary of Defense Randall Schriver ech

October 17, 2019 | EXPERT: Yun Sun

When viewing the domestic conflicts of a sovereign nation, China sees development and stability as two mutually reinforcing concepts.

October 8, 2019 | EXPERT: Yun Sun

Since 2016, when Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy came to power in Myanmar, China's relations with the Southeast Asian state have been surprisingly smooth considering Beijing's close ties with its former military regimes.

October 4, 2019 | EXPERT: Yun Sun

Since Myanmar's current peace process began eight years ago, ethnic reconciliation has become a benchmark in evaluating progress of the Myanmar nation and state, alongside civil-military relations and economic development.

October 3, 2019 | EXPERT: Richard Ponzio

In its 2017 strategy for South Asia, the Trump administration called on Pakistan to reduce support for the Taliban and encourage them to enter into peace negotiations.

September 30, 2019 | EXPERT: Frank ODonnell

This talk was given as part of the Naval War College's public engagement, on inadvertent and accidental escalation risks in contemporary Southern Asia.

September 26, 2019 | EXPERT: Yun Sun

Much has been said and written about the China-Myanmar Economic Corridor since it was formally proposed by China in November 2017 as part of its global Belt and Road Initiative.
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