“The Global North vs. The Global South” or “Democracy vs. Autocracy”? It’s Time to Put Away the Binary Rhetoric

The term “Global South” is undergoing a transformation, shifting from its erstwhile abstract political connotation to a dynamic arena characterised …

The New Normal/La Nouvelle Normalité/新常態: Chinese President Xi Jinping’s Absence from G20 Summit Raises Questions About U.S.-China Relations

The recently concluded 18th G20 summit made headlines not only for its global economic discussions but also for the conspicuous …

The New Normal/La Nouvelle Normalité/新常態: BRICS Countries Seek Financial De-risking Amidst Shifting Geopolitical Landscape

In the midst of escalating U.S. interest rate hikes and the concurrent strengthening of the U.S. dollar, BRICS countries find …

The New Normal/La Nouvelle Normalité/新常態: Terry Gou in 2024 Taiwan Presidential Election: Challenge and Opportunity

If Terry Gou does not run independently, current polls suggest that the KMT’s Hou Yu-ih will have a hard time defeating the DPP’s Lai Ching-te if he does not team up with Ko Wen-je, the Taiwan People’s Party’s presidential candidate. However, there is currently no political incentive for the two to work together. If Gou runs independently and runs to the end, it will be a steady win for the DPP. However, this situation will also give the opposition parties a political incentive to cooperate

The Disillusion of the Silicon Shield Myth

Since 2017, the strategic competition between the United States and China has intensified considerably, with a notable shift in focus. Analysts in Washington and Beijing alike recognize that the party that achieves greater innovation in technology will significantly impact both nations’ economic foundation and strategic resource mobilization capability during the long-term competition.

The New Normal/La Nouvelle Normalité/新常態: The G7 Summit vs China-Central Asia Summit: A New Group Confrontation?

This article discusses whether the G7 and China-Central Asia summits are symbols of a new group confrontation

The New Normal/La Nouvelle Normalité/新常態: From Japan-South Korea Rapprochement, AUKUS Nuclear Submarine Cooperation, to the US gaining military access to Philine Base: US Deployment in the Indo-Pacific

The US is trying to strengthen its military ties with Japan, Korea, AUKUS, and the Philippines to contain China.