ISDP Voices

    A New Dawn for Sino-Japanese Relations? Lessons for Japan-South Korea

    Long-strained Sino-Japanese relations might have entered a “new historic phase”, as Japan’s Prime Minister Abe Shinzo and China’s President Xi Jinping expressed their shared willingness to transform the dynamics of bilateral relations “from competition to collaboration” during the official meeting in Beijing on October 26, 2018. On the same day, Abe Shinzo and Chinese Prime […]

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    Political Fiasco in the Indian Ocean

    Over the past weeks, Sri Lanka has been swept by political turmoil. On October 26, the incumbent Prime Minister, Ranil Wickremesinghe, was sacked by President Maithripala Sirisena in a surprise decision that has been described as a constitutional coup. Wickremesinghe, who is largely viewed as India-friendly, was replaced by former president Mahinda Rajapaksa, a politician […]

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