Trefor Moss is an independent journalist based in Hong Kong. He covers Asian politics, defence and security, and was Asia-Pacific Editor at Jane’s Defence Weekly until 2009. He can be followed on Twitter @Trefor1.
The pivot is a smart policy which is more nuanced than most people realize. But its China blind spot could be its undoing.
China and the U.S. both want a rules-based cyberspace, but do not see eye to eye. A potentially dangerous Cyber Cold War awaits if they cannot agree on some rules of engagement.
China is developing its own drone technology -- for its own military and for sale around the world.
Even as tensions between Beijing and Tokyo grow by the day, there are good reasons to believe outright conflict can be avoided.
Several Asian countries are interested in the American F-35 JSF. But Canada’s U-turn on buying the jet won’t encourage Asian partners to sign up any time soon. Will the program survive?
While many have put their faith in a Code of Conduct some wonder if China is stalling for time. A real solution may take years, if ever.
As China, the Philippines and Vietnam argue over the South China Sea the waters are being over fished and polluted. And conflict could be around the corner.