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A new bipolar world
The U.S.-China competition in the Pacific Islands
Though small and separated by vast distances, Pacific Island nations play a key role in Western military and diplomatic strategy. They host crucial bases and help provide international clout to allies like Taiwan. Like in other areas of the world, however, China has been flexing its muscles in the region, ...
GIS Dossier: Beyond the pandemic – the politics
The Covid-19 pandemic defined geopolitics in 2020. Not only has it upended the competition between global powers, it has led to instability in every region of the world. Societies, fearing the virus, have given unprecedented powers to central authorities, curtailing individual freedoms. This dossier reviews GIS experts’ analysis of how ...
India wades carefully into the Western Pacific
Since the 1990s, India has been making its presence in the Western Pacific felt. It has several key partnerships in the region. Most important among these are its ties with the United States, Japan, Singapore and Australia. While it will continue to use these relationships to strengthen its position, especially ...
Japan and South Korea: Strategic alignments
Japan and South Korea must both balance the United States and China in their geopolitical stance: one guarantees their security, the other holds huge sway over their economies. The two Northeast Asian countries are taking very different approaches to this situation, however. As the great-power competition between the U.S. and ...
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