Menu
Account
East China Sea: Japan Protests As Chinese Coast Guard Vessels Enter Disputed Waters
November 07, 2016
East China Sea: Japan Protests As Chinese Coast Guard Vessels Enter Disputed Waters
Japan says the incursion is the 31st in the East China Sea this year.
East China Sea: Japan Protests As Chinese Coast Guard Vessels Enter Disputed Waters
Type 075 Watch: China's Navy May Soon Be Second to the US Navy in Amphibious Assault
November 07, 2016
Type 075 Watch: China's Navy May Soon Be Second to the US Navy in Amphibious Assault
It looks as if China will shortly join the Big Amphib Club.
Type 075 Watch: China's Navy May Soon Be Second to the US Navy in Amphibious Assault
THAAD Coming to South Korea in 8-10 Months: Top US Commander
November 05, 2016
THAAD Coming to South Korea in 8-10 Months: Top US Commander
The top U.S. commander in South Korea clarifies a timeline for the deployment of the first battery.
THAAD Coming to South Korea in 8-10 Months: Top US Commander
Iran, the US, and the Persian Gulf
November 05, 2016
Iran, the US, and the Persian Gulf
Despite current tensions, cooperation between Tehran and Washington is possible.
Iran, the US, and the Persian Gulf
South Korea Cracks Down on Illegal Chinese Fishing, With Violent Results
November 03, 2016
South Korea Cracks Down on Illegal Chinese Fishing, With Violent Results
Tensions between China and South Korea intensify over illegal fishing, with the Korea Coast Guard raising the stakes.
South Korea Cracks Down on Illegal Chinese Fishing, With Violent Results
Taliban Commanders Key to Peace With Afghanistan
November 03, 2016
Taliban Commanders Key to Peace With Afghanistan
A factionalized Taliban adds another dynamic to a complicated peace process in Afghanistan.
Taliban Commanders Key to Peace With Afghanistan
North Korea Could Be Preparing For Another West Coast Musudan Test
November 03, 2016
North Korea Could Be Preparing For Another West Coast Musudan Test
Pyongyang is likely gearing up for another Musudan test launch -- possibly its ninth this year.
North Korea Could Be Preparing For Another West Coast Musudan Test
How to Sell Arms to Taiwan
November 02, 2016
How to Sell Arms to Taiwan
The U.S. can sell arms to Taiwan, but it should adopt salami tactics to avoid alarming China.
How to Sell Arms to Taiwan
Philippines’ Duterte to Visit Malaysia, With Security High on Agenda
November 02, 2016
Philippines’ Duterte to Visit Malaysia, With Security High on Agenda
A look at what both sides will discuss during the president’s next trip.
Philippines’ Duterte to Visit Malaysia, With Security High on Agenda
US and Japan to Hold Amphibious Assault Drills in Northwestern Pacific
November 02, 2016
US and Japan to Hold Amphibious Assault Drills in Northwestern Pacific
A joint U.S.-Japan military exercise will be held off Guam and Tinian in early November.
US and Japan to Hold Amphibious Assault Drills in Northwestern Pacific
Taliban Set-Backs Open Door to Peace Negotiations
November 01, 2016
Taliban Set-Backs Open Door to Peace Negotiations
A former senior aide to Mullah Omar has called on the Taliban to negotiate with the Afghan government.
Taliban Set-Backs Open Door to Peace Negotiations
South China Sea: What Exactly Has Changed At Scarborough Shoal?
November 01, 2016
South China Sea: What Exactly Has Changed At Scarborough Shoal?
Scarborough Shoal remains under the watch of the China Coast Guard, but Philippine fishermen have access once again.
South China Sea: What Exactly Has Changed At Scarborough Shoal?
Indian Army 'Fire Assault' Hits Pakistan Military Outposts
October 31, 2016
Indian Army 'Fire Assault' Hits Pakistan Military Outposts
Tensions between India and Pakistan in Kashmir continue to intensify.
Indian Army 'Fire Assault' Hits Pakistan Military Outposts
Are Indonesia and Australia Mulling South China Sea Joint Patrols?
October 31, 2016
Are Indonesia and Australia Mulling South China Sea Joint Patrols?
Indonesia’s defense minister says both sides could soon make this a reality.
Are Indonesia and Australia Mulling South China Sea Joint Patrols?
Newsletter
Sign up for our weekly newsletter
The Diplomat Brief
Flashpoints Authors