Russia’s Waning Soft Power in Central Asia
January 09, 2015
Russia’s Waning Soft Power in Central Asia
The Russian language is fading in the region, and there seems little Moscow can do about it.
Russia’s Waning Soft Power in Central Asia
What To Do About – Or With – Russia?
January 09, 2015
What To Do About – Or With – Russia?
Each of the options has its own problems.
What To Do About – Or With – Russia?
5 APAC Security Trends to Watch in 2015
January 03, 2015
5 APAC Security Trends to Watch in 2015
Flashpoints' Robert Farley outlines five trends to follow in the Asia-Pacific in 2015.
5 APAC Security Trends to Watch in 2015
North Korean Human Rights Abuses on the Agenda at UN Security Council
December 23, 2014
North Korean Human Rights Abuses on the Agenda at UN Security Council
Despite Chinese and Russian opposition, the UN Security Council will discuss North Korea's human rights record.
North Korean Human Rights Abuses on the Agenda at UN Security Council
The Worrying Trend of Diplomatic Balancing in Northeast Asia
December 15, 2014
The Worrying Trend of Diplomatic Balancing in Northeast Asia
Diplomatic balancing in Northeast Asia could inhibit the growth of a new, stable regional order.
The Worrying Trend of Diplomatic Balancing in Northeast Asia
Why No One Gets Russia
December 08, 2014
Why No One Gets Russia
Ignoring Russia’s history and character keeps us from understanding the country.
Why No One Gets Russia
North Korean Official Departs for Russia
November 19, 2014
North Korean Official Departs for Russia
Choe Ryong-hae, Kim Jong-un's special envoy to Putin, has left for Russia.
North Korean Official Departs for Russia
Russia Will Build First Hypersonic Missile Before 2020
November 14, 2014
Russia Will Build First Hypersonic Missile Before 2020
A senior official at a Russian defense company said the country will build its first hypersonic missile before 2020.
Russia Will Build First Hypersonic Missile Before 2020
Russia: Between Empire and Modernity
October 09, 2014
Russia: Between Empire and Modernity
As it bullies its neighbors, Russia seems to have chosen a short-sighted approach to power.
Russia: Between Empire and Modernity
Can Limited Nuclear Attacks De-Escalate Conflicts?
September 06, 2014
Can Limited Nuclear Attacks De-Escalate Conflicts?
Plus, time to ban hypersonic missiles? Some general interest links.
Can Limited Nuclear Attacks De-Escalate Conflicts?
Russia to Conduct More Nuclear Drills
September 05, 2014
Russia to Conduct More Nuclear Drills
Russia announced its nuclear forces will conduct a drill along the border with China later this month.
Russia to Conduct More Nuclear Drills
How Will the Ukrainian Crisis Affect Russia's Approach to Asia?
August 16, 2014
How Will the Ukrainian Crisis Affect Russia's Approach to Asia?
How will the conflict in Eastern Ukraine affect Russia’s future engagement with East Asia?
How Will the Ukrainian Crisis Affect Russia's Approach to Asia?
Will Sanctions Stymie Russia’s Resurgence in Central Asia?
August 14, 2014
Will Sanctions Stymie Russia’s Resurgence in Central Asia?
Moscow’s projects in the region are coming unglued just as the West steps up sanctions over the Ukraine crisis.
Will Sanctions Stymie Russia’s Resurgence in Central Asia?
Russia Conducts Military Drill on Disputed Kuril Islands
August 13, 2014
Russia Conducts Military Drill on Disputed Kuril Islands
Russia's military drills on the disputed islands are almost certainly in response to Japan's sanctions over the Ukraine.
Russia Conducts Military Drill on Disputed Kuril Islands
In Defense of Not Doing Stupid Stuff
August 12, 2014
In Defense of Not Doing Stupid Stuff
Hillary Clinton shouldn't abandon the Obama administration's cautious approach to foreign policymaking.
In Defense of Not Doing Stupid Stuff
Russia May Block Western Flights to Asia
August 08, 2014
Russia May Block Western Flights to Asia
Russia may prohibit U.S. and EU airlines from traveling through its airspace on flights to and from the Asia-Pacific.
Russia May Block Western Flights to Asia
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