The Pipeline Dynamics in the Sino-Myanmar Honeymoon: Regional Contention and Strategic Fallout
Oil and gas seems to be the prime factor in China’s current approach towards Myanmar, and this is very much in contrast to the earlier Chinese approach. Without really worrying about international reactions over Myanmar’s domestic affairs, China seems to have decided to engage Myanmar as a regional strategic ally more vigorously. While the Chinese seem to maximise its interests having a celebratory period with Myanmar, it provides Myanmar some options to revitalise its regional posture while engaging with major powers like the People’s Republic of China (PRC). Strategic fallout of this relationship is massive, as India have reasons to worry. The current pipeline project is one of these cases.
Japan’s Opaque Energy Policy toward Russia: Is Abe Being Trumped by Putin?
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, with his self-proclaimed deep trust in President Vladimir Putin, has made striking a historic deal on improving Japan-Russia relations a priority. The Abe administration’s […]
Mahathir: Uighurs “have done nothing wrong”
Horror stories have trickled out of China’s Xinjiang province for years. Now research points to a flood of human suffering and disturbing human rights abuses. Yet with threats of China’s economic retribution, […]