Asia Unbound

CFR fellows and other experts assess the latest issues emerging in Asia today.

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Cargo ship 'Cosco Shipping Gemini' of Chinese shipping company 'Cosco' is loaded at the container terminal 'Tollerort' in the port in Hamburg, Germany, October 25, 2022. REUTERS/Fabian Bimmer

EU Outrage Clouds Hamburg Port Deal

Despite controversy surrounding the deal, the approval of a Chinese stake in Europe’s third largest port may be a smarter decision than it initially appears.  Read More

Jiang Zemin Put China’s Economic Opening Into Practice
Many Chinese people who grew up in the 1990s will not only remember Jiang Zemin for overseeing China’s entry into the World Trade Organization but also for introducing them to the film Titanic.
Marcos Jr. Tries to Escape Duterte’s Legacy, But Can He Be Trusted?
Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. has taken differing policy approaches from his predecessor, Rodrigo Duterte.
Malaysia’s Election: More Turmoil Ahead?
Malaysia's voters delivered an inconclusive message in the general election, leading to a hung parliament.
  • India
    How the U.S. Midterm Elections Were Seen in India
    Indian analysts noted important points from the U.S. midterm results in their news coverage, including how the results might affect U.S. foreign policy and what this could mean for India.
  • Pakistan
    Increasing U.S. Aid to Pakistan Is a Strategic and Moral Imperative
    By increasing aid to Pakistan, the United States will propel forward its own strategic interests and fulfill humanitarian obligations while simultaneously helping this South Asian nation avert crisis.
  • China
    'How China Is Winning the Battle for Digital Sovereignty': A Review
    In Trafficking Data: How China is Winning the Battle for Digital Sovereignty, Aynne Kokas examines the United States and China's discordant regulatory approaches to digital data.  
  • Southeast Asia
    Reflections on the ASEAN Summit and the ASEAN-U.S. Summit in Cambodia
    President Biden's attendance marks an important development in the U.S.-ASEAN relationship, but ASEAN continues to prove ineffective in addressing the region's most pressing issues. 
  • China
    What the Biden-Xi Meeting Means for U.S.-China Relations
    The meeting between U.S. President Joe Biden and Chinese leader Xi Jinping did not resolve major disagreements, but it could start the process of building guardrails to prevent competition from turning into conflict.
  • Taiwan
    How Taiwan Is Assessing and Responding to Growing Threats From China
    Taiwan needs to more urgently prepare for a Chinese attack
  • China
    My Interview With the China Project on China’s Global Media and Information Tactics
    My recent interview with the China Project focused on China's expanding media, information, and influence efforts across the globe.