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Afghanistan in 'Stalemate', Top US Commander Notes
February 10, 2017
Afghanistan in 'Stalemate', Top US Commander Notes
The best reports on the Trump age in foreign policy and Asia, New START vacillations, and more. Weekly links.
Afghanistan in 'Stalemate', Top US Commander Notes
How the US Can Optimize Its Maritime Partnership Programs in Asia
February 10, 2017
How the US Can Optimize Its Maritime Partnership Programs in Asia
A recent simulation offers insight for U.S. practice.
How the US Can Optimize Its Maritime Partnership Programs in Asia
The Rohingya Insurgents: Myanmar Creates Its Own Frankenstein
February 09, 2017
The Rohingya Insurgents: Myanmar Creates Its Own Frankenstein
Harakah al-Yaqin, a new insurgent group in Rakhine state, is different than its predecessors.
The Rohingya Insurgents: Myanmar Creates Its Own Frankenstein
How the South China Sea Could Heat Up Again in 2017
February 09, 2017
How the South China Sea Could Heat Up Again in 2017
The South China Sea could heat up as the year goes on.
How the South China Sea Could Heat Up Again in 2017
Room for Maneuver in Australia's Naval Aviation Plans?
February 08, 2017
Room for Maneuver in Australia's Naval Aviation Plans?
Australia's longstanding procurement plans may merit reconsideration.
Room for Maneuver in Australia's Naval Aviation Plans?
The Chennai Oil Spill: A Lesson for India’s Maritime Agencies
February 08, 2017
The Chennai Oil Spill: A Lesson for India’s Maritime Agencies
The Chennai oil spill is a wake-up call: India needs a better response to maritime ecological disasters.
The Chennai Oil Spill: A Lesson for India’s Maritime Agencies
East China Sea: China Coast Guard Enters Disputed Waters Following Mattis' Japan Trip
February 07, 2017
East China Sea: China Coast Guard Enters Disputed Waters Following Mattis' Japan Trip
China's latest East China Sea incursion comes days after the U.S. defense secretary's visit to Tokyo.
East China Sea: China Coast Guard Enters Disputed Waters Following Mattis' Japan Trip
Mattis Calms Nerves on US South China Sea Policy, But For How Long?
February 06, 2017
Mattis Calms Nerves on US South China Sea Policy, But For How Long?
Jim Mattis shows that not much has changed in U.S. South China Sea policy, but will that last?
Mattis Calms Nerves on US South China Sea Policy, But For How Long?
Japanese Defense Minister: Military 'Will Not Be Sent' to the South China Sea Alongside US
February 06, 2017
Japanese Defense Minister: Military 'Will Not Be Sent' to the South China Sea Alongside US
Inada reiterates Japan's standing policy to not involve its forces in the South China Sea beyond training missions.
Japanese Defense Minister: Military 'Will Not Be Sent' to the South China Sea Alongside US
Mattis: Senkakus Covered Under US-Japan Security Treaty
February 06, 2017
Mattis: Senkakus Covered Under US-Japan Security Treaty
Jim Mattis offers Japan reassurance on the disputed Senkaku Islands.
Mattis: Senkakus Covered Under US-Japan Security Treaty
Perpetual Stalemate: China Can Neither Be Dislodged From the South China Sea Nor Control It
February 06, 2017
Perpetual Stalemate: China Can Neither Be Dislodged From the South China Sea Nor Control It
Former U.S., Australian officials say it’s “too late” and PLA assessment says China “cannot be optimistic”.
Perpetual Stalemate: China Can Neither Be Dislodged From the South China Sea Nor Control It
Steve Bannon and Prospects of a US-China War in the South China Sea
February 02, 2017
Steve Bannon and Prospects of a US-China War in the South China Sea
Less than a year ago, Steve Bannon saw war in the South China Sea as "five to ten" years away. That matters.
Steve Bannon and Prospects of a US-China War in the South China Sea
What Happens to the Iran Nuclear Deal Under Trump?
February 02, 2017
What Happens to the Iran Nuclear Deal Under Trump?
Negating the deal unilaterally would have major consequences for the United States.
What Happens to the Iran Nuclear Deal Under Trump?
After the 'Blockade': China's Push into Nepal
February 01, 2017
After the 'Blockade': China's Push into Nepal
The damage done to Nepal-India relations lingers, opening the door for China.
After the 'Blockade': China's Push into Nepal
Steve Bannon on Trump's NSC Should Concern US Allies and Partners in Asia
January 30, 2017
Steve Bannon on Trump's NSC Should Concern US Allies and Partners in Asia
Elevating Steve Bannon to the National Security Council suggests "America First" is here to stay.
Steve Bannon on Trump's NSC Should Concern US Allies and Partners in Asia
Are China and the US Set for a Showdown in Space?
January 28, 2017
Are China and the US Set for a Showdown in Space?
Conversations with Chinese experts highlight several misperceptions about China's ambition in space.
Are China and the US Set for a Showdown in Space?
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