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Let's Talk About the Chinese Navy's Type 055 Destroyer
October 29, 2016
Let's Talk About the Chinese Navy's Type 055 Destroyer
What does the People's Liberation Army Navy have in store for the Type 055?
Let's Talk About the Chinese Navy's Type 055 Destroyer
South China Sea: Philippine Fishermen Gain Access to Scarborough Shoal After Duterte's China Trip
October 29, 2016
South China Sea: Philippine Fishermen Gain Access to Scarborough Shoal After Duterte's China Trip
Is China extending an olive branch to the Philippines ahead of bilateral talks?
South China Sea: Philippine Fishermen Gain Access to Scarborough Shoal After Duterte's China Trip
China Accuses Japan of Endangering its Military Aircraft
October 28, 2016
China Accuses Japan of Endangering its Military Aircraft
Beijing slammed Japan’s air force for scrambling jets and locking radars on to Chinese military aircraft.
China Accuses Japan of Endangering its Military Aircraft
South China Sea: PLAN Conducts Drill Off Hainan Island
October 28, 2016
South China Sea: PLAN Conducts Drill Off Hainan Island
The exercise comes less than a week after the latest U.S. freedom of navigation patrol.
South China Sea: PLAN Conducts Drill Off Hainan Island
Duterte: Settle South China Sea Dispute With a Little Help From Japan?
October 26, 2016
Duterte: Settle South China Sea Dispute With a Little Help From Japan?
The Philippine president's talk of multilateralism over the South China Sea involving Japan will concern China.
Duterte: Settle South China Sea Dispute With a Little Help From Japan?
Dostum Seeks to Cement His Position in Northern Afghanistan
October 26, 2016
Dostum Seeks to Cement His Position in Northern Afghanistan
Dostum’s military adventurism in northern Afghanistan is not to assist Kabul in its war against the Taliban.
Dostum Seeks to Cement His Position in Northern Afghanistan
Could India's <em>Arihant</em>-class SSBN Lead to Strategic Instability in South Asia?
October 24, 2016
Could India's Arihant-class SSBN Lead to Strategic Instability in South Asia?
Are India's deterrent needs served appropriately with the Arihant-class?
Could India's Arihant-class SSBN Lead to Strategic Instability in South Asia?
3 Chinese Navy Ships Visit Vietnam's Cam Ranh Bay
October 24, 2016
3 Chinese Navy Ships Visit Vietnam's Cam Ranh Bay
The visit is the first by the Chinese Navy since Vietnam opened the Cam Ranh international port facility.
3 Chinese Navy Ships Visit Vietnam's Cam Ranh Bay
South China Sea: US Navy Destroyer Asserts Freedom of Navigation in Paracel Islands
October 22, 2016
South China Sea: US Navy Destroyer Asserts Freedom of Navigation in Paracel Islands
The FONOP is the first to take place since a July ruling on China's claims in the South China Sea.
South China Sea: US Navy Destroyer Asserts Freedom of Navigation in Paracel Islands
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte Meets Xi Jinping: First Takeaways
October 21, 2016
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte Meets Xi Jinping: First Takeaways
Rodrigo Duterte's first meeting with his Chinese counterpart suggests bilateral rapprochement on a range of issues.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte Meets Xi Jinping: First Takeaways
Can China Reshape Asia’s Security Architecture?
October 19, 2016
Can China Reshape Asia’s Security Architecture?
Though Beijing’s proposals deserve a listen, it also needs to adjust its message.
Can China Reshape Asia’s Security Architecture?
Next US President's Asia-Pacific Inbox: 8 Issues to Watch in Obama's Final 100 Days
October 19, 2016
Next US President's Asia-Pacific Inbox: 8 Issues to Watch in Obama's Final 100 Days
As Obama enters his last hundred days in office, Asia remains in flux.
Next US President's Asia-Pacific Inbox: 8 Issues to Watch in Obama's Final 100 Days
Spoilers and Peace in Afghanistan: Negotiating With the Taliban
October 18, 2016
Spoilers and Peace in Afghanistan: Negotiating With the Taliban
The biggest potential spoiler for Afghan President Ashraf Ghani is Pakistan.
Spoilers and Peace in Afghanistan: Negotiating With the Taliban
Kuril Islands Dispute: Russia-Japan Joint Administration on the Table?
October 18, 2016
Kuril Islands Dispute: Russia-Japan Joint Administration on the Table?
Japan denies that any talks for joint administration of the dispute island chain are underway with Russia.
Kuril Islands Dispute: Russia-Japan Joint Administration on the Table?
Duterte: No Bargaining With China on South China Sea
October 17, 2016
Duterte: No Bargaining With China on South China Sea
The Philippine president suggested that he would bring up the July 12 ruling on the South China Sea when he visits China.
Duterte: No Bargaining With China on South China Sea
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