In Iraq, ISIS is Not the United States’ Only Enemy
August 22, 2014
In Iraq, ISIS is Not the United States’ Only Enemy
The U.S. intervention in Iraq is justified, but U.S. policy elsewhere in the region makes matters difficult.
In Iraq, ISIS is Not the United States’ Only Enemy
Chinese Foreign Policy Needs Major Reform
August 21, 2014
Chinese Foreign Policy Needs Major Reform
Tao Guang Yang Hui or Fen Fa You Wei? This is the question for China.
Chinese Foreign Policy Needs Major Reform
China's New Age of Military Diplomacy
August 21, 2014
China's New Age of Military Diplomacy
The PLA has expanded its presence and influence in the international military community over the last year.
China's New Age of Military Diplomacy
India Inaugurates Largest Indigenously Built Warship
August 20, 2014
India Inaugurates Largest Indigenously Built Warship
Modi uses a warship’s inauguration to articulate a comprehensive vision of India’s defense and maritime strategies.
India Inaugurates Largest Indigenously Built Warship
US, South Korea Begin Annual Joint Exercise
August 19, 2014
US, South Korea Begin Annual Joint Exercise
50,000 ROK troops and 30,000 U.S. troops are involved in the 2014 Ulchi Freedom Guardian exercise.
US, South Korea Begin Annual Joint Exercise
How Will the Ukrainian Crisis Affect Russia's Approach to Asia?
August 16, 2014
How Will the Ukrainian Crisis Affect Russia's Approach to Asia?
How will the conflict in Eastern Ukraine affect Russia’s future engagement with East Asia?
How Will the Ukrainian Crisis Affect Russia's Approach to Asia?
South Korea Eyes Israel’s Iron Dome
August 14, 2014
South Korea Eyes Israel’s Iron Dome
The maker of Israel’s Iron Dome anti-missile system claims that South Korea’s military has expressed interest in it.
South Korea Eyes Israel’s Iron Dome
Kuril Islands Dispute: Back to Gridlock?
August 14, 2014
Kuril Islands Dispute: Back to Gridlock?
It looks like the Kuril Islands dispute will head back to gridlock.
Kuril Islands Dispute: Back to Gridlock?
China Is No International Security Free Rider
August 13, 2014
China Is No International Security Free Rider
China’s less militarist approach to international security is a good thing.
China Is No International Security Free Rider
Russia Conducts Military Drill on Disputed Kuril Islands
August 13, 2014
Russia Conducts Military Drill on Disputed Kuril Islands
Russia's military drills on the disputed islands are almost certainly in response to Japan's sanctions over the Ukraine.
Russia Conducts Military Drill on Disputed Kuril Islands
Don’t Let Taiwan Fall Behind, But at What Cost?
August 13, 2014
Don’t Let Taiwan Fall Behind, But at What Cost?
Signing the Cross-Strait Services Trade Agreement (CSSTA) has massive costs for Taiwan.
Don’t Let Taiwan Fall Behind, But at What Cost?
Congress Wants Taiwan at RIMPAC
August 12, 2014
Congress Wants Taiwan at RIMPAC
Plus, ASEAN is building a domestic arms industry. Defense and security links.
Congress Wants Taiwan at RIMPAC
Following Sanctions, Russia Turns to China for Defense and Aerospace Equipment
August 12, 2014
Following Sanctions, Russia Turns to China for Defense and Aerospace Equipment
Given increasing Western sanctions, Moscow turns to Beijing for its defense and aerospace needs.
Following Sanctions, Russia Turns to China for Defense and Aerospace Equipment
Code of Conduct for South China Sea Unlikely, Yet ASEAN Made Progress
August 11, 2014
Code of Conduct for South China Sea Unlikely, Yet ASEAN Made Progress
All parties showed interest in conciliation, even if a COC was simply a prop to further dialogue.
Code of Conduct for South China Sea Unlikely, Yet ASEAN Made Progress
US and China's Dueling Visions of ASEAN
August 10, 2014
US and China's Dueling Visions of ASEAN
At the ASEAN Regional Forum, America and China's contrasting narratives for the region may be on full display.
US and China's Dueling Visions of ASEAN
Taiwan’s Aboriginal Culture Threatened by China
August 08, 2014
Taiwan’s Aboriginal Culture Threatened by China
Rising number of Chinese tourists and ensuing pressure from local governments puts heavy pressure on Taiwan's Aborigines.
Taiwan’s Aboriginal Culture Threatened by China
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