Menu
Account
The Trump Administration Needs to Clarify a Strategy in Afghanistan (And It's Not a Bigger Bomb)
April 14, 2017
The Trump Administration Needs to Clarify a Strategy in Afghanistan (And It's Not a Bigger Bomb)
The GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast bumped Afghanistan back into the U.S. news cycle, but what's next?
The Trump Administration Needs to Clarify a Strategy in Afghanistan (And It's Not a Bigger Bomb)
Can the US Be Reassured by China’s Quiet Compliance With Court Ruling at Scarborough Shoal?
April 14, 2017
Can the US Be Reassured by China’s Quiet Compliance With Court Ruling at Scarborough Shoal?
Filipino Fishermen are now ‘canaries in the coal mine’ at contested shoal.
Can the US Be Reassured by China’s Quiet Compliance With Court Ruling at Scarborough Shoal?
Japan Scrambles Fighter Jets to Head off Strategic Russian Bombers
April 14, 2017
Japan Scrambles Fighter Jets to Head off Strategic Russian Bombers
Japan’s Ministry of Defense intercepted three Russian aircraft close to Japanese airspace on April 12.
Japan Scrambles Fighter Jets to Head off Strategic Russian Bombers
An Alleged Spy Sentenced to Death Rocks India-Pakistan Relations
April 14, 2017
An Alleged Spy Sentenced to Death Rocks India-Pakistan Relations
Kulbhushan Jadhav's sentencing by a Pakistani military court brings India-Pakistan ties to the brink.
An Alleged Spy Sentenced to Death Rocks India-Pakistan Relations
MacArthur, Corregidor, and the Battle for the Philippines
April 13, 2017
MacArthur, Corregidor, and the Battle for the Philippines
MacArthur's famous return to the Philippines hinged on retaking "the Rock."
MacArthur, Corregidor, and the Battle for the Philippines
Japanese Warships to Join US Carrier Strike Group Off Korean Peninsula
April 13, 2017
Japanese Warships to Join US Carrier Strike Group Off Korean Peninsula
Japan is preparing to send several warships to waters off the Korean peninsula.
Japanese Warships to Join US Carrier Strike Group Off Korean Peninsula
US Dispatches Carrier Strike Group to Korean Peninsula
April 10, 2017
US Dispatches Carrier Strike Group to Korean Peninsula
In a show of force by the Trump administration, several U.S. warships are currently heading to the Korean Peninsula.
US Dispatches Carrier Strike Group to Korean Peninsula
Will Chinese Dominance of the South China Sea Necessarily Lead to Shipping Disruption?
April 09, 2017
Will Chinese Dominance of the South China Sea Necessarily Lead to Shipping Disruption?
Why commentators may be overstating the risk to freedom of navigation in the South China Sea.
Will Chinese Dominance of the South China Sea Necessarily Lead to Shipping Disruption?
What Do Asian Governments Think About the US Strike on Syria?
April 08, 2017
What Do Asian Governments Think About the US Strike on Syria?
A look at what China, Indonesia, Australia, and other Asian states had to say about the strike.
What Do Asian Governments Think About the US Strike on Syria?
South Korea Test Fires New Ballistic Missile
April 07, 2017
South Korea Test Fires New Ballistic Missile
The new 800-kilometer missile can purportedly hit targets anywhere in North Korea.
South Korea Test Fires New Ballistic Missile
Xi, the South China Sea, and Mar-a-Lago
April 06, 2017
Xi, the South China Sea, and Mar-a-Lago
If the South China Sea issue is relegated to the sidelines, it will send the wrong signal to China.
Xi, the South China Sea, and Mar-a-Lago
China and India’s Shared Pathway to Great Power
April 06, 2017
China and India’s Shared Pathway to Great Power
The two rising Asian powers have points of contention, but they also have much in common.
China and India’s Shared Pathway to Great Power
Ex-CIA Director's Take on THAAD in South Korea Will Vindicate China's Skepticism
April 05, 2017
Ex-CIA Director's Take on THAAD in South Korea Will Vindicate China's Skepticism
Michael Hayden's recent comments on THAAD will vindicate Beijing's view on the missile defense system.
Ex-CIA Director's Take on THAAD in South Korea Will Vindicate China's Skepticism
North Korean Hackers May Have Seen Secret US-South Korea War Plans
April 05, 2017
North Korean Hackers May Have Seen Secret US-South Korea War Plans
North Korean hackers may have glimpsed OPLAN 5027.
North Korean Hackers May Have Seen Secret US-South Korea War Plans
US, ROK, Japan Navies Conduct First Joint Anti-Submarine Warfare Drill
April 05, 2017
US, ROK, Japan Navies Conduct First Joint Anti-Submarine Warfare Drill
The three navies will conduct a trilateral antisubmarine warfare exercise off the Korean Peninsula April 4-6.
US, ROK, Japan Navies Conduct First Joint Anti-Submarine Warfare Drill
Does It Make Sense to Think About Naval Power in 15 to 30 Year Cycles?
April 05, 2017
Does It Make Sense to Think About Naval Power in 15 to 30 Year Cycles?
Technological cycles can render a just-modernized army obsolete.
Does It Make Sense to Think About Naval Power in 15 to 30 Year Cycles?
Newsletter
Sign up for our weekly newsletter
The Diplomat Brief
Flashpoints Authors