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Why Did China Add 6 Years to the Second Sino-Japanese War?
January 20, 2017
Why Did China Add 6 Years to the Second Sino-Japanese War?
What the revision to Chinese history textbooks tells us about China.  
Why Did China Add 6 Years to the Second Sino-Japanese War?
Is North Korea About to Welcome Donald Trump Into Office With Its First-Ever ICBM Flight Test?
January 19, 2017
Is North Korea About to Welcome Donald Trump Into Office With Its First-Ever ICBM Flight Test?
A North Korean intercontinental ballistic missile test in early 2017 looks increasingly likely, but there's a twist.
Is North Korea About to Welcome Donald Trump Into Office With Its First-Ever ICBM Flight Test?
Japan Plans First Military Communications Satellite Launch
January 19, 2017
Japan Plans First Military Communications Satellite Launch
Japan anticipates the operationalization of a space-based X-band military communication satellite network.
Japan Plans First Military Communications Satellite Launch
US to Deploy 24 Attack Helicopters to South Korea in February
January 19, 2017
US to Deploy 24 Attack Helicopters to South Korea in February
The U.S. Army will replace less capable light attack helicopters with 24 AH-64D Apache heavy attack helicopters.
US to Deploy 24 Attack Helicopters to South Korea in February
Why Ban Ki-Moon Is Not Going To Be the Next South Korean President
January 18, 2017
Why Ban Ki-Moon Is Not Going To Be the Next South Korean President
Ban's political shortcomings, and a spotty track record as secretary-general, make him a lackluster candidate.
Why Ban Ki-Moon Is Not Going To Be the Next South Korean President
Why the New Japan-Australia Military Pact Matters
January 18, 2017
Why the New Japan-Australia Military Pact Matters
A closer look at the significance of the signing of a new defense pact.
Why the New Japan-Australia Military Pact Matters
What Would a President Ban Ki-moon Do in Office?
January 14, 2017
What Would a President Ban Ki-moon Do in Office?
Ban Ki-moon is well-known, but his policy preferences are largely a mystery.
What Would a President Ban Ki-moon Do in Office?
Japan’s Terrible Mistake on 'Comfort Women'
January 14, 2017
Japan’s Terrible Mistake on 'Comfort Women'
Japan has overreacted to the latest "comfort women" memorial statue in South Korea.
Japan’s Terrible Mistake on 'Comfort Women'
What South Korea Thinks of China's 'Belt and Road'
January 14, 2017
What South Korea Thinks of China's 'Belt and Road'
China’s OBOR vision increasingly clashes with South Korea’s own Eurasia Initiative.
What South Korea Thinks of China's 'Belt and Road'
Can the US Defend Against a North Korean ICBM?
January 12, 2017
Can the US Defend Against a North Korean ICBM?
Shooting down an ICBM is an incredibly difficult task. Are U.S. missile defenses up to the challenge?
Can the US Defend Against a North Korean ICBM?
How Trump Could Push China and Japan Together
January 12, 2017
How Trump Could Push China and Japan Together
Both China and Japan should work together to map out how to survive the Trump era.
How Trump Could Push China and Japan Together
India Has Nothing to Fear From China's 'Belt and Road'
January 11, 2017
India Has Nothing to Fear From China's 'Belt and Road'
India is more than capable of helping shape the future of connectivity in Asia.
India Has Nothing to Fear From China's 'Belt and Road'
The Foolishness of Strategic Decapitation in North Korea
January 10, 2017
The Foolishness of Strategic Decapitation in North Korea
Plans to 'solve' the Korea issue by taking out key leaders are tragically oversimplified.
The Foolishness of Strategic Decapitation in North Korea
Will Trump Recognize Russian Annexation of Crimea?
January 09, 2017
Will Trump Recognize Russian Annexation of Crimea?
It would be a break from Washington's stated policy of non-recognition.
Will Trump Recognize Russian Annexation of Crimea?
The 'Final and Irreversible' 2015 Japan-South Korea Comfort Women Deal Unravels
January 09, 2017
The 'Final and Irreversible' 2015 Japan-South Korea Comfort Women Deal Unravels
Despite a 2015 deal, the "comfort women" dispute between Japan and South Korea continues to have salience for bilateral ties.
The 'Final and Irreversible' 2015 Japan-South Korea Comfort Women Deal Unravels
Speaker Chung Sye-Kyun on South Korea's Political Crisis
January 06, 2017
Speaker Chung Sye-Kyun on South Korea's Political Crisis
Chung Sye-kyun, Speaker of the National Assembly, talks about "Choi-gate" and the future of Korea's foreign relations.
Speaker Chung Sye-Kyun on South Korea's Political Crisis
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