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The Ongoing Rakhine Crisis: Time for ASEAN to Act

July 17, 2018 | Kang Siew Kheng, RSIS

The Rohingya crisis challenges ASEAN’s credibility and ability to promote regional integration. The article argues that it is in the interest of ASEAN to stabilize the situation in Rakhine, Myanmar.

Trump is Threatening the Rule of Law—What’s at Stake?

July 12, 2018 | James Bacchus, CIGI

This article argues that the Trump administration is dismantling the rule of law through the politicization of the WTO dispute settlement system, putting the very existence of the WTO is at stake. It then proposes a few ways forward.

China and Arab States Set to Shine Together

July 9, 2018 | Li Weijian, SIIS

This piece argues that China’s growing influence, and the United States’ declining influence, in the Arab world is because of a differentiation of policies, such as China’s take on non-interference, which is helping to preserve relations.

The U.S.-Launched Trade War: Its Wide-Ranging Impact

July 5, 2018 | Vincent Mack and Christopher H. Lim, RSIS

This piece argues thatu President Trump has in effect launched a trade with new tariffs targeted at imports from U.S. allies and China, a strategy that could backfire with devastating effects that reverberate far beyond the United States.

The Making of Moon’s Détente

July 5, 2018 | Robert Kelly, CIGI

Trump neither prepared for a mixed-package deal of concessions nor continued efforts of nuclear non-proliferation before and after the North Korean summit. This argues that with Trump sidelined, Moon has the political space to make a major deal with Kim.

Sustainability, Climate, and Energy

July 1, 2018 | SWP

This dossier provides insight on the developments and issues surrounding sustainability, climate, and energy, and reflects upon the challenges of international interdependencies.

What's Next for North Korea?

June 25, 2018 | Simon Palamar, CIGI

This piece lays out the challenges ahead for achieving the goals set out in the Singapore Joint Statement from Kim Jong-un and Donald Trump.

Trump-Kim Summit: The Failure of American Leadership?

June 21, 2018 | Bhubhindar Singh, RSIS

This argues that the impact of the Trump-Kim summit on U.S. leadership in Northeast/East Asia is, at best, mixed. While the summit may have strengthened America’s leverage in the Korean Peninsula, it failed to reassure its Northeast Asian allies.