May 19, 2022China
China's Digital Silk Road is running into roadblocks in Europe.
March 14, 2022Southeast Asia
Russia’s ties across Southeast Asia keep most countries in the region from opposing the war in Ukraine.
March 4, 2022Asia
Given the lukewarm responses on the crisis so far, don't expect too much from the region's democracies.
April 7, 2022Southeast Asia
The latest in our series on Southeast Asian relations with Russia looks at two important U.S. partners.
March 8, 2022Southeast Asia
Longstanding ties and weapons sales to a number of countries in Southeast Asia insulate Russia from ASEAN criticism over Ukraine war.
March 11, 2022India
Within two weeks of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the United States and its allies have collectively imposed a series of sanctions to isolate Russia’s financial system. Recent stringent Western sanctions are a stress test of Russia’s de-dollarization initiatives and an emerging nondollar financial system. Besides de-SWIFTing Russian banks, Western sanctions have targeted the assets of the Russian central bank and sovereign wealth funds, the Russian Ministry of Finance, and Russian oligarchs. These punitive measures effectively wiped out the thirty-year post-Cold War Western financial engagement with Russia. I have discussed a Russia-China de-dollarization partnership in the Foreign Affairs article titled The Anti-Dollar Axis. It seems that Putin’s Russia has more partners for de-dollarization in Asia, such as India.
July 5, 2022Myanmar
Myanmar’s military, which once seemed so powerful, is struggling against the anti-junta forces arrayed against it; and for the armed forces, losing is no longer out of the question.
January 21, 2022Southeast Asia
Can Europe compete in the Indo-Pacific?