Expect tension and conflict to increase within and between many Asian nations in 2018.
Asia’s middle powers are fighting a dogged defence of US trade values while Washington vacillates.
A focus on short-term gains may lead to blowback for Beijing and Russia’s state-owned oil company.
Each setback to peace in the southern Philippines has encouraged more radical insurgents.
President Moon is determined to take back control of South Korea’s operational command from the US.
A hollow response to the Marawi siege could invite a new terrorist wave across Southeast Asia.
National strategic interests have taken precedent over the suffering of hundreds of thousands.
Despite scandals and low approval ratings, Abe government was re-elected with a two-thirds majority.
By silencing the opposition, Prime Minister Hun Sen faces little opposition at next year’s election.
Xi is hastening military reforms by ousting officers who may oppose his joint force vision.
This week’s high-profile gathering will be the greatest test yet of President Xi Jinping’s leadership.
In trying to escape Australia’s neocolonial attitudes, Pacific nations may become indebted to China.