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April 2018

Leadership in a Multipolar World: Can the United States Influence Cooperation between China and Russia?

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J. Stapleton Roy discusses how Sino-Russian cooperation in Central Asia, the Middle East, and Northeast Asia influences and is influenced by U.S. policy.

March 2018

Northern Crossroads: Sino-Russian Cooperation in the Arctic

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Marc Lanteigne (Massey University, Auckland) argues that while there will likely be closer cooperation between China and Russia in Arctic affairs for the foreseeable future, this relationship will be based on mutual economic benefit as opposed to a developing “northern alliance.”

February 2018

How the United States Influences Russia-China Relations

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Robert Sutter (George Washington University) identifies both the "drivers" of the Sino-Russian partnership and the "brakes" on a closer relationship and considers the consequences of Sino-Russian Cooperation for the United States.

January 2018

Taiwan's Regional Strategy in Southeast Asia: Kicking the New Southbound Policy into High Gear

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This brief first examines the historical context of Taiwan’s Go South strategies toward Southeast Asia. It then evaluates the people-to-people component of Taiwan–Southeast Asia relations, followed by an analysis of Taiwan’s trade and investment engagement with ASEAN countries. The concluding paragraphs assess the prospects of the New Southbound Policy and its implications for Taiwan’s regional connectivity in the years ahead.

January 2018

Religious Ties between Taiwan and Southeast Asia

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This brief will begin with a description of the new forms of religious ties and of the trends behind them. It then offers a case study of the Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation to illustrate two distinct models of forming religious ties—post-disaster construction and social capital. The brief concludes by examining the policy implications of each model.

January 2018

Taiwan's Maritime Linkages with Southeast Asia

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This brief explains how the Tsai government’s maritime claims are different from China’s and will create a positive atmosphere to promote the New Southbound Policy. From controlling maritime risks to improving the treatment of fishery workers and encouraging greater collaboration within the fishing industry, Taiwan and Southeast Asian countries can take a range of actions to enhance their relations to achieve mutual benefits.

January 2018

The Migration of Labor between Taiwan and Southeast Asia: Changing Policies

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Ji-Ping Lin discusses Taiwan’s current and past immigration policies and highlights their political, economic, social, and cultural impacts now and into the future.

January 2018

Taiwan’s New Southbound Policy: One-Year Economic Performance Review

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Chen-Dong Tso and Gratiana Jung evaluate the economic performance of the New Southbound Policy during its first year while also outlining the existing structure of investment and trade between Taiwan and Southeast Asia.

January 2018

Repositioning Taiwan in Southeast Asia: Strategies to Enhance People-to-People Connectivity

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Hsin-Huang Michael Hsiao and Alan H. Yang discuss the ways that enhanced people-to-people connections between Taiwan and Southeast Asia continue to foster strong regional links and create opportunities for integration of ideas and values.

January 2018

Rediscovering an Old Relationship: Taiwan and Southeast Asia's Long, Shared History

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Ja Ian Chong (National University of Singapore) examines how the Taiwan-Southeast Asia relationship has evolved over time and highlights the historical continuity of linkages between Taiwan and the region.

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