ASEAN and UN Peacekeeping
April 25, 2014
ASEAN and UN Peacekeeping
ASEAN will slowly develop and evolve regional peacekeeping coordination capacity.
ASEAN and UN Peacekeeping
Japan’s Defense Minister Kept Busy as Obama Visits Asia
April 24, 2014
Japan’s Defense Minister Kept Busy as Obama Visits Asia
Itsunori Onodera has spent the week bolstering Japan’s defenses, but was not helped by his colleagues.
Japan’s Defense Minister Kept Busy as Obama Visits Asia
Australia to Purchase 58 More F-35 Fighters
April 24, 2014
Australia to Purchase 58 More F-35 Fighters
On Wednesday Australia announced it will buy 58 additional F-35s joint strike fighters for $12.4 billion.
Australia to Purchase 58 More F-35 Fighters
The Missing Ingredient for an Asian NATO
April 24, 2014
The Missing Ingredient for an Asian NATO
An Asian NATO won't be possible for some time without a change in how states conceptualize their security needs.
The Missing Ingredient for an Asian NATO
Small But Positive Signs at Western Pacific Naval Symposium
April 24, 2014
Small But Positive Signs at Western Pacific Naval Symposium
The biennial meeting of naval officials from the Western Pacific approved a new communication agreement.
Small But Positive Signs at Western Pacific Naval Symposium
North Korea's Punggye-ri Nuclear Test Site Shows Signs of Activity
April 23, 2014
North Korea's Punggye-ri Nuclear Test Site Shows Signs of Activity
North Korea tested its weapons in 2006, 2009, and 2013 at Punggye-ri. Is another test in the works?
North Korea's Punggye-ri Nuclear Test Site Shows Signs of Activity
India Prepares Long-Range Missile Defense Test
April 23, 2014
India Prepares Long-Range Missile Defense Test
In the coming weeks, India will test its anti-ballistic missile system as well as new two missiles.
India Prepares Long-Range Missile Defense Test
The Myth of Chinese Assertiveness
April 22, 2014
The Myth of Chinese Assertiveness
Frequent claims that China has grown more assertive since 2009 ignore the historical record.
The Myth of Chinese Assertiveness
2 Ways Obama Can Strengthen the Pivot
April 22, 2014
2 Ways Obama Can Strengthen the Pivot
During Obama’s “great reassurance tour” in Asia this week, he should focus on the TPP and the status-quo.
2 Ways Obama Can Strengthen the Pivot
Why Is China Talking Tough?
April 22, 2014
Why Is China Talking Tough?
Forget nationalism, China is talking tough in order to demonstrate resolve and therefore deter the U.S.
Why Is China Talking Tough?
US Navy’s LCS Is Unfit for the Asia-Pacific
April 19, 2014
US Navy’s LCS Is Unfit for the Asia-Pacific
A new Congressional report says the Littoral Combat Ship is not suited for operations in the 7th Fleet.
US Navy’s LCS Is Unfit for the Asia-Pacific
To Buy or Not to Buy? A Dilemma for Taiwan’s Navy
April 19, 2014
To Buy or Not to Buy? A Dilemma for Taiwan’s Navy
Taiwan's Navy is considering the purchase of Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigates. Does it really need them?
To Buy or Not to Buy? A Dilemma for Taiwan’s Navy
Japan to Station Troops on Yonaguni, Near Disputed Islands
April 19, 2014
Japan to Station Troops on Yonaguni, Near Disputed Islands
Japan will station 100 troops and radar on its westernmost island, located 108 kilometers east of Taiwan.
Japan to Station Troops on Yonaguni, Near Disputed Islands
Philippines Looking to Procure US <em>Hamilton</em>-class Warship
April 19, 2014
Philippines Looking to Procure US Hamilton-class Warship
Also, Thailand may build an additional littoral patrol ship, a U.S. general angers China, and the PLA looks to space.
Philippines Looking to Procure US Hamilton-class Warship
Chinese Strategists Reflect on the First Sino-Japanese War
April 18, 2014
Chinese Strategists Reflect on the First Sino-Japanese War
A collection of essays on the Sino-Japanese War of 1894-95 has obvious implications for modern China.
Chinese Strategists Reflect on the First Sino-Japanese War
Japan, South Korea Set Up Diplomatic Channel to Address 'Comfort Women' Issue
April 17, 2014
Japan, South Korea Set Up Diplomatic Channel to Address 'Comfort Women' Issue
This is the first time that the two countries will address the 'comfort women' issue in a diplomatic setting.
Japan, South Korea Set Up Diplomatic Channel to Address 'Comfort Women' Issue
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