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Philippines Asks for US Military Assistance in South China Sea
August 31, 2015
Philippines Asks for US Military Assistance in South China Sea
Manila feels harassed by Beijing when resupplying its military personnel in the West Philippine Sea.
Philippines Asks for US Military Assistance in South China Sea
Japan: Farewell to ‘One Country Pacifism’
August 31, 2015
Japan: Farewell to ‘One Country Pacifism’
Why it is time to part ways with the traditional interpretations of Article 9 of Japan’s Constitution.
Japan: Farewell to ‘One Country Pacifism’
Japan Launches New Helicopter Destroyer
August 29, 2015
Japan Launches New Helicopter Destroyer
Tokyo unveils its second Izumo-class helicopter carrier.
Japan Launches New Helicopter Destroyer
A Military Game of Chicken in the South China Sea?
August 28, 2015
A Military Game of Chicken in the South China Sea?
The South China Sea problem has been militarized and internationalized: what now?
A Military Game of Chicken in the South China Sea?
Who Will ‘Win’ in the Philippines’ South China Sea Case Against China?
August 28, 2015
Who Will ‘Win’ in the Philippines’ South China Sea Case Against China?
A look at what the case could mean for Asia and Beijing's 'peaceful rise.'
Who Will ‘Win’ in the Philippines’ South China Sea Case Against China?
Philippine Nationalism and the South China Sea
August 26, 2015
Philippine Nationalism and the South China Sea
Manila's South China Sea strategy is more about strengthening national unity than changing China’s behavior.
Philippine Nationalism and the South China Sea
Who Will Claim Responsibility for the Recent Bangkok Bombing?
August 26, 2015
Who Will Claim Responsibility for the Recent Bangkok Bombing?
Responsibility, where it has been claimed, has at times lagged actual terrorist attacks.
Who Will Claim Responsibility for the Recent Bangkok Bombing?
30 Heads of State Will Watch China’s Military Parade Next Week
August 26, 2015
30 Heads of State Will Watch China’s Military Parade Next Week
Countries in Africa, Central Asia, and Eastern Europe will be well-represented. Not so much Western Europe and the U.S.
30 Heads of State Will Watch China’s Military Parade Next Week
Philippines, Malaysia Hold Joint Naval Exercises Amid Security Concerns
August 25, 2015
Philippines, Malaysia Hold Joint Naval Exercises Amid Security Concerns
Drills focus on maritime security and transnational crime
Philippines, Malaysia Hold Joint Naval Exercises Amid Security Concerns
Bangkok Bombing’s Economic Fallout
August 22, 2015
Bangkok Bombing’s Economic Fallout
The devastating terror attack could have some serious implications for Thailand’s economy.
Bangkok Bombing’s Economic Fallout
Pentagon Denounces 'Excessive Maritime Claims' in the South China Sea
August 21, 2015
Pentagon Denounces 'Excessive Maritime Claims' in the South China Sea
China isn't the only country that comes under fire, but its capabilities make it the Pentagon's chief concern.
Pentagon Denounces 'Excessive Maritime Claims' in the South China Sea
Should the Philippines’ South China Sea Case Against China Proceed?
August 21, 2015
Should the Philippines’ South China Sea Case Against China Proceed?
China argues that it should not, on jurisdictional grounds.
Should the Philippines’ South China Sea Case Against China Proceed?
Don't Forget Land Wars in Asia
August 21, 2015
Don't Forget Land Wars in Asia
For all the talk of maritime Asia, we should not forget the importance of land.
Don't Forget Land Wars in Asia
Philippines Push For Military Modernization in New Budget Proposal
August 21, 2015
Philippines Push For Military Modernization in New Budget Proposal
The Philippines can only afford 'frugal' military modernization despite rising tensions in the South China Sea.
Philippines Push For Military Modernization in New Budget Proposal
How the Philippines Plans to Revive a Former US Naval Base
August 21, 2015
How the Philippines Plans to Revive a Former US Naval Base
Manila is keen on moving ahead with its plans – with or without a major bilateral pact.
How the Philippines Plans to Revive a Former US Naval Base
What Abe's WW2 Anniversary Statement Says About Japanese Identity
August 20, 2015
What Abe's WW2 Anniversary Statement Says About Japanese Identity
The language in Abe's statement reflects a mainstream consensus on modern Japanese identity.
What Abe's WW2 Anniversary Statement Says About Japanese Identity
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