Taiwan Denounces China For Sanctioning Lithuanian Minister, Calls It ‘bullying Action’

Taiwan on Saturday denounced China for sanctioning Lithuania’s Deputy Minister of Transport, Agne Vaiciukeviciute after the Lithuanian delegation made US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi-style Taiwan visit. Labelling the move as a “bullying action”, Taiwan said that China is indulging in groundless behaviour after minister Vaiciukeviciute arrived in Taipei on August […]

Climate Finance and Geostrategic Interests in the Pacific

During the July 2022 Pacific Islands Forum, U.S. Vice President Harris announced plans to scale up its diplomatic engagement and triple its foreign aid contributions to the South Pacific. This announcement was followed by the introduction of the Pacific Islands Embassy Act in Congress which would establish three new embassies […]

How China-Taiwan Tensions Play Out in India

If you would like to receive South Asia Brief in your inbox every Thursday, please sign up here . The highlights this week: Tensions in the Taiwan Strait have ripple effects in South Asia, a Pakistani terrorist leader is killed in Afghanistan, and fuel price increases fuel protests in Bangladesh […]

What Does China Want?

That ambition is now hard to miss in what CCP officials are saying. It is even more obvious in what the CCP is doing, from its world-beating naval shipbuilding program to its effort to remake the strategic geography of Eurasia. China’s grand strategy involves pursuing objectives close to home, such […]