Irvin Studin

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Opinion | Protest-riven Belarus needs heroic diplomacy. Can Asia supply it?

Asian capitals from Seoul to Singapore, seen as neutral, have the chance to prove themselves capable of international-level choreography and complexity.

Asian capitals from Seoul to Singapore, seen as neutral, have the chance to prove themselves capable of international-level choreography and complexity.

Protest-riven Belarus needs heroic diplomacy. Can Asia supply it?
28 Aug 2020 - 4:00PM
Asian Angle | How Russia’s response to Belarus could lead to a globalised conflict

‘Russian radicalisation could paradoxically trigger an intensification of the China-US stand-off’, writes Irvin Studin.

‘Russian radicalisation could paradoxically trigger an intensification of the China-US stand-off’, writes Irvin Studin.

How Russia’s response to Belarus could lead to a globalised conflict
19 Aug 2020 - 2:50PM
Opinion | How a new Arctic League can save the post-coronavirus world

Such an alliance could bring Moscow, Washington and Beijing under a common regulatory umbrella, and turn an imminent battlefield into a theatre of amity.

Such an alliance could bring Moscow, Washington and Beijing under a common regulatory umbrella, and turn an imminent battlefield into a theatre of amity.

How a new Arctic League can save the post-coronavirus world
11 May 2020 - 3:19PM
On Reflection | After the coronavirus: could the US collapse within the next year or two?

That’s just one of the disaster scenarios facing the world if the US, China and Russia can’t get along in the post-Covid-19 world.

That’s just one of the disaster scenarios facing the world if the US, China and Russia can’t get along in the post-Covid-19 world.

After the coronavirus: could the US collapse within the next year or two?
27 Apr 2020 - 5:07AM
Quick Take | Will the US, China and Russia come together to shape a new world order post-coronavirus?

The post-pandemic world will certainly be different, and Washington, Beijing and Moscow will play a leading role in shaping the new world order.

The post-pandemic world will certainly be different, and Washington, Beijing and Moscow will play a leading role in shaping the new world order.

Will the US, China and Russia come together to shape a new world order post-coronavirus?
11 Apr 2020 - 5:09AM
Opinion | Pulling a Xi Jinping? Vladimir Putin’s power play for modern Russia is not what you think

Russia is the world’s largest, most complex state to govern and it seldom acts for one sole purpose.

Russia is the world’s largest, most complex state to govern and it seldom acts for one sole purpose.

Pulling a Xi Jinping? Vladimir Putin’s power play for modern Russia is not what you think
21 Jan 2020 - 4:32PM
On Reflection | From Meng Wengzhou and detentions to USMCA and the Arctic: 5 rules to unfreeze Canada-China ties

First up, after the arrest of Meng Wanzhou and counter-arrests in China, Justin Trudeau and Xi Jinping should meet and publicly confirm their commitment to ensuring zero political interference in the treatment of individual visitors.

First up, after the arrest of Meng Wanzhou and counter-arrests in China, Justin Trudeau and Xi Jinping should meet and publicly confirm their commitment to ensuring zero political interference in the treatment of individual visitors.

From Meng Wengzhou and detentions to USMCA and the Arctic: 5 rules to unfreeze Canada-China ties
25 Jan 2019 - 2:42PM
Asian Angle | Only Asia can save Russia and the West from themselves

The long-held strategy of sitting on the sidelines as Washington, Nato and Moscow clash is growing stale for Beijing, New Delhi, Tokyo and other Asian power centres.

The long-held strategy of sitting on the sidelines as Washington, Nato and Moscow clash is growing stale for Beijing, New Delhi, Tokyo and other Asian power centres.

Only Asia can save Russia and the West from themselves
7 Apr 2018 - 11:31AM
On Reflection | Trump is meeting Kim, so what? We may be headed for nuclear war

The line between peace and a nuclear war in northeast Asia remains as thin as ever. The only (near) certainty is that North Korea will not make it through this century.

The line between peace and a nuclear war in northeast Asia remains as thin as ever. The only (near) certainty is that North Korea will not make it through this century.

Trump is meeting Kim, so what? We may be headed for nuclear war
10 Mar 2018 - 11:04AM
Asian Angle | It’s no joke: the North Korean nuclear crisis could get Trump the Nobel Peace Prize 

The US president’s unpredictability has pushed the peninsula to the brink of nuclear war, but it’s that same caprice that could save us all from Armageddon.

The US president’s unpredictability has pushed the peninsula to the brink of nuclear war, but it’s that same caprice that could save us all from Armageddon.

It’s no joke: the North Korean nuclear crisis could get Trump the Nobel Peace Prize 
25 Feb 2018 - 11:04AM
On Reflection | How China’s Polar Silk Road can make Canada the next big Asian power

Ottawa has much to gain by forming closer ties to Beijing as China unveils its first Arctic Policy.

Ottawa has much to gain by forming closer ties to Beijing as China unveils its first Arctic Policy.

How China’s Polar Silk Road can make Canada the next big Asian power
5 Feb 2018 - 11:30AM
How China and India can keep the peace in Ukraine
20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM