The explanation goes well beyond the oft-mentioned THAAD dispute. When asked about general views of China, 81 percent of South Korean respondents expressed negative or very negative sentiments. That is (substantially) more than in any of the 56 countries surveyed worldwide as part of the Sinophone Borderlands project. What makes South Koreans so negative about China? And… Continue reading South Koreans Have the World’s Most Negative Views of China. Why?
Diskusia o vzťahoch Slovenskej republiky s Áziou sa často zameriava na rozvinuté štáty severovýchodnej Ázie, ako Južná Kórea, Čína, Japonsko, či Taiwan. V porovnaní s týmito štátmi sa dostáva regiónu juhovýchodnej Ázie výrazne menej pozornosti, hoci ide o dynamicky sa rozvíjajúci región, ktorý ponúka pomerne širokú škálu príležitostí pre rozvoj vzájomných vzťahov, a to nielen… Continue reading Vzťahy Slovenskej republiky so štátmi ASEAN
China’s foreign policy discourse towards the US became slightly more positive in 2021 – the first time in six years. This is one of the main findings of the update of our Chinese MFA press conferences dataset that covers now the 2002-2021 period. The dataset is freely available via the Harvard Dataverse repository and was… Continue reading Chinese diplomats more positive about the US in 2021, shows MFA press conference analysis (dataset update)
Introducing a re-conceptualized comprehensive hedging framework, this book analyses the relations of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), Malaysia, the Philippines, and Vietnam with China in the context of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) and the South China Sea dispute. The author argues that ASEAN and the three Southeast Asian governments pursue a… Continue reading Hedging Strategies in Southeast Asia: ASEAN, Malaysia, the Philippines, and Vietnam and their Relations with China
A couple of weeks ago I was approached by a group of Myanmar colleagues as a person who follows Russian internal and foreign policy closely for years. Their question found me unprepared, though. They were telling me that they want to start a campaign in order to persuade Kremlin to stop selling arms to the… Continue reading What does Russian Federation want to achieve in Myanmar?