US Considering Options After Sony Hack
December 20, 2014
US Considering Options After Sony Hack
Plus, U.S. PACOM has a new commander, Putin isn't happy, and ISRO's rocket launch. Weekend links.
US Considering Options After Sony Hack
The Geopolitical Lessons of US-Cuba Rapprochement
December 20, 2014
The Geopolitical Lessons of US-Cuba Rapprochement
The United States and Cuba will re-establish diplomatic relations, ending a vestige of U.S. Cold War policy.
The Geopolitical Lessons of US-Cuba Rapprochement
Taiwan's DPP's Election Success: Brought to You by the 1992 Consensus
December 19, 2014
Taiwan's DPP's Election Success: Brought to You by the 1992 Consensus
The ‘1992 consensus’ is behind the Democratic Progressive Party’s (DPP) big win in the local elections.
Taiwan's DPP's Election Success: Brought to You by the 1992 Consensus
China and India: Nationalism and Nuclear Risk
December 18, 2014
China and India: Nationalism and Nuclear Risk
When considering nuclear escalation between China and India, don’t forget the effects of nationalism.
China and India: Nationalism and Nuclear Risk
Chinese Maritime Activism: Strategy Or Vagary?
December 18, 2014
Chinese Maritime Activism: Strategy Or Vagary?
A new study questions the conventional wisdom of a coordinated national strategy.
Chinese Maritime Activism: Strategy Or Vagary?
Indonesia: Playing With Fire in the South China Sea
December 18, 2014
Indonesia: Playing With Fire in the South China Sea
Indonesia's new president could jeopardize bilateral relations and ASEAN unity with his maritime "shock therapy."
Indonesia: Playing With Fire in the South China Sea
India's Indigenous SSBN Begins Sea Trials
December 18, 2014
India's Indigenous SSBN Begins Sea Trials
India's INS Arihant began its sea trials after over a year of delays.
India's Indigenous SSBN Begins Sea Trials
US-Japan Defense Guideline Revision Postponed
December 18, 2014
US-Japan Defense Guideline Revision Postponed
The United States and Japan will delay the revision of their defense guidelines until the middle of next year.
US-Japan Defense Guideline Revision Postponed
Ashton Carter Knows India Well
December 16, 2014
Ashton Carter Knows India Well
Carter’s nomination bodes well for India-U.S. relations, but India will need to be proactive.
Ashton Carter Knows India Well
Land-Based Coastal Defence Is Indeed No Joke
December 16, 2014
Land-Based Coastal Defence Is Indeed No Joke
Need more examples? Look to Northern Europe during WWII.
Land-Based Coastal Defence Is Indeed No Joke
4 Ways Conflict Could Develop in East Asia
December 16, 2014
4 Ways Conflict Could Develop in East Asia
As you watch East Asia in 2015, keep an eye on these four factors.
4 Ways Conflict Could Develop in East Asia
The Bay of Bengal: The Maritime Silk Route and China’s Naval Ambitions
December 14, 2014
The Bay of Bengal: The Maritime Silk Route and China’s Naval Ambitions
With its Maritime Silk Route initiative, China is rapidly developing a presence in the Bay of Bengal.
The Bay of Bengal: The Maritime Silk Route and China’s Naval Ambitions
Is the US Navy’s New Ray Gun a Good Idea?
December 12, 2014
Is the US Navy’s New Ray Gun a Good Idea?
The U.S. Navy's new laser weaponry is a powerful deterrent to would-be foes, but its low cost of use is worrisome.
Is the US Navy’s New Ray Gun a Good Idea?
India and Vietnam Advance Their Strategic Partnership
December 11, 2014
India and Vietnam Advance Their Strategic Partnership
India and Vietnam are expanding their strategic partnership from energy and trade to defense and space -- and beyond.
India and Vietnam Advance Their Strategic Partnership
China Holds Air-and-Sea Exercise Near Okinawa
December 11, 2014
China Holds Air-and-Sea Exercise Near Okinawa
Plus, Taiwanese indigenous missiles, costs of equipping a PLA soldier, and South China Sea. Mid-week links.
China Holds Air-and-Sea Exercise Near Okinawa
China's Xi Is a More Effective Leader Than Obama
December 11, 2014
China's Xi Is a More Effective Leader Than Obama
The implications of these two leaders' varying effectiveness might favor China over the U.S. in the long term.
China's Xi Is a More Effective Leader Than Obama
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