Confirmed: Thailand’s Military Wants a New Main Battle Tank
February 12, 2016
Confirmed: Thailand’s Military Wants a New Main Battle Tank
The Royal Thai Army is setting up a procurement committee to evaluate Chinese and Russian armor.
Confirmed: Thailand’s Military Wants a New Main Battle Tank
Why the Trans-Caspian Transport Route Matters
February 11, 2016
Why the Trans-Caspian Transport Route Matters
The route avoids Russia, plays into the opening of Iran and pleases China.
Why the Trans-Caspian Transport Route Matters
New US Defense Budget: $18 Billion for Third Offset Strategy
February 10, 2016
New US Defense Budget: $18 Billion for Third Offset Strategy
The Pentagon wants to spend more money to offset Anti-Area/Access-Denial (A2/AD) technologies.
New US Defense Budget: $18 Billion for Third Offset Strategy
Anticipating China’s 'One-Belt One-Road' in South Asia
February 03, 2016
Anticipating China’s 'One-Belt One-Road' in South Asia
The 'One-Belt-One-Road' initiative has the potential to have significant impact on both China and Pakistan.
Anticipating China’s 'One-Belt One-Road' in South Asia
China and Indonesia: Joint Cyber War Simulations
January 26, 2016
China and Indonesia: Joint Cyber War Simulations
An important diplomatic precedent for collaboration.
China and Indonesia: Joint Cyber War Simulations
US Admiral Warns of China’s and Russia’s Growing Space Weapons Arsenal
January 26, 2016
US Admiral Warns of China’s and Russia’s Growing Space Weapons Arsenal
In a speech, the head of U.S. Strategic Command also warned of China’s long-range precision strike weapons program.
US Admiral Warns of China’s and Russia’s Growing Space Weapons Arsenal
The 'Belt and Road Initiative' Is Not 'China’s Marshall Plan'. Why Not?
January 26, 2016
The 'Belt and Road Initiative' Is Not 'China’s Marshall Plan'. Why Not?
Why Chinese commentators insist that the "Belt and Road" initiative is not “China’s Marshall Plan.”
The 'Belt and Road Initiative' Is Not 'China’s Marshall Plan'. Why Not?
The Surprising Historical Truth About the 'Silk Road'
January 22, 2016
The Surprising Historical Truth About the 'Silk Road'
Why the 'Silk Road' is a massive misnomer, in more ways than one.
The Surprising Historical Truth About the 'Silk Road'
Philippines Pushes for Joint Naval Patrols With US in South China Sea
January 15, 2016
Philippines Pushes for Joint Naval Patrols With US in South China Sea
Manila pushed for a “more collaborative presence” in the South China during bilateral consultations in Washington D.C.
Philippines Pushes for Joint Naval Patrols With US in South China Sea
Beijing Builds ‘Monster’ Ship for Patrolling the South China Sea
January 13, 2016
Beijing Builds ‘Monster’ Ship for Patrolling the South China Sea
According to Chinese state media, the ship will be the largest coast guard vessel in the world.
Beijing Builds ‘Monster’ Ship for Patrolling the South China Sea
US Navy: China and Russia ‘Focused on Taking the Lead’
January 06, 2016
US Navy: China and Russia ‘Focused on Taking the Lead’
In a new document, the Chief of Naval Operations outlines challenges the U.S. Navy will be facing in the 21st century.
US Navy: China and Russia ‘Focused on Taking the Lead’
Russia’s Gazprom Stops Buying Gas from Turkmenistan
January 06, 2016
Russia’s Gazprom Stops Buying Gas from Turkmenistan
The announcement illustrates how corroded gas relations between Ashgabat and Moscow have gotten.
Russia’s Gazprom Stops Buying Gas from Turkmenistan
Will Thailand Buy Russian T-90 Tanks?
January 04, 2016
Will Thailand Buy Russian T-90 Tanks?
Delays in the delivery of Ukrainian-made Oplot tanks made the Thai military look for alternatives.
Will Thailand Buy Russian T-90 Tanks?
2016 Geopolitical Outlook: What to Expect in the Asia-Pacific
January 01, 2016
2016 Geopolitical Outlook: What to Expect in the Asia-Pacific
The Diplomat's Shannon Tiezzi and Catherine Putz join Ankit Panda to evaluate expectations across the Asia-Pacific for the year ahead.
2016 Geopolitical Outlook: What to Expect in the Asia-Pacific
The Top 5 Accomplishments of Chinese Diplomacy in 2015
December 29, 2015
The Top 5 Accomplishments of Chinese Diplomacy in 2015
2015 was a very good year for Chinese diplomacy. Expert 2016 to be more challenging.
The Top 5 Accomplishments of Chinese Diplomacy in 2015
2015: The Year US-China Relations Went Public
December 23, 2015
2015: The Year US-China Relations Went Public
2015 was the year longstanding tensions went public, in no small part due to changes in U.S. policy.
2015: The Year US-China Relations Went Public
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