Richard Javad Heydarian is a specialist in Asian geopolitical/economic affairs and author of 'Asia's New Battlefield: US, China, and the Struggle for Western Pacific'.
China09 Apr 2017 08:46 GMT
The China-US summit defied expectations and was a sober and affable diplomatic icebreaker.
Rodrigo Duterte14 Mar 2017 11:32 GMT
Rodrigo Duterte's presidency can be an opportunity to rally a divided nation under one flag and end the reign of terror.
Rodrigo Duterte11 Feb 2017 10:04 GMT
The Philippines president ended peace negotiations with communist rebels, raising the possibility of renewed conflict.
Asia16 Jan 2017 08:04 GMT
After six years of major foreign policy effort, it is clear Obama failed in his Pivot to Asia.
Business & Economy11 Dec 2016 12:27 GMT
As isolationism is sweeping through the West, China is to become the unlikely champion of globalisation.
US Elections 201619 Nov 2016 09:57 GMT
Trump's electoral victory sent a shockwave of uncertainty across East and Southeast Asia.
Asia Pacific08 Nov 2016 08:34 GMT
Malaysia and the Philippines' rapprochement with China is the result of temporary alignment of interests.
Business & Economy27 Oct 2016 09:32 GMT
This is a unique opportunity to score a coup de grace by taking the Philippines out of the American strategic orbit.
Politics14 Oct 2016 04:17 GMT
Duterte is questioning the Philippines' century-old US alliance while ramping up his diplomatic flirtation with China.
Politics24 Sep 2016 11:51 GMT
Rodrigo Duterte has described any criticism from the US as a violation of Philippine sovereignty.
Politics07 Sep 2016 14:56 GMT
An old friend like the Philippines no longer holds the US in the same regard as before.
Business & Economy27 Aug 2016 14:33 GMT
It is unlikely that Obama will succeed in overcoming profound public scepticism over further economic liberalisation.
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