Tag: Japan

South Asia’s Role In The Pentagon’s “Indo-Pacific Strategy Report”

The US’ recently released “Indo-Pacific Strategy Report” envisages India playing a key role in this vast transregional space in order to “contain” China, while Pakistan is conspicuously absent from the text despite being one of the few nuclear weapons states, among the most populous countries in the world, and the […]

Duterte’s Spirit of Pan-Asian Openness Will be Enhanced Through Proper Constitutional Reforms

Under the leadership of President Rodrigo Duterte, The Philippines has experienced an upturn in its economic fortunes with both Asian and western investors looking at the potential of a consistently growing ASEAN economy that is both ideally located as well as being home to a young widely English speaking population […]

The Breakdown of The Quad Demonstrates That Asia Wants Trading Partnerships And Not Military Ones

During a discussion in Singapore, US Admiral Phil Davidson admitted that the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue format (aka the Quad) may effectively be dead on arrival after the security partnership between India, Japan, Australia and the United States has failed to gain much traction among its members. The reality is that […]