After 23 Years, China to Reopen Embassy in Somalia
July 01, 2014
After 23 Years, China to Reopen Embassy in Somalia
China will reopen its embassy in Mogadishu, hoping that increased stability in Somalia allows for closer bilateral ties.
After 23 Years, China to Reopen Embassy in Somalia
Iran’s Navy: Asian Ambitions?
April 06, 2014
Iran’s Navy: Asian Ambitions?
The Iranian navy has a growing presence in Asia, a development many in the region could welcome.
Iran’s Navy: Asian Ambitions?
Taking the Piracy Fight Ashore
March 28, 2012
Taking the Piracy Fight Ashore
A top Chinese general has suggested a new approach to fighting piracy in Somalia. Caution is warranted.
Taking the Piracy Fight Ashore
How Failed is North Korea?
January 31, 2012
How Failed is North Korea?
North Korea is often branded a failed state. But what exactly do people mean, and what is it based on?
How Failed is North Korea?
America’s Somalia Experiment
September 05, 2011
America’s Somalia Experiment
The US military’s ‘offshore balancing’ strategy is likely to be applied to the Asia-Pacific. But there could be some troubling and unintended consequences if it is.
America’s Somalia Experiment
Taming Piracy's Wild West
January 26, 2011
Taming Piracy's Wild West
Merchant crews travelling in the waters off Somalia should consider arming themselves in the name of self-help.
Taming Piracy's Wild West
January 05, 2011
Will al-Qaeda Turn to Piracy?
Piracy off the coast of Somalia is likely to be a tempting potential revenue source for al-Qaeda and Lashkar-e-Taiba.
Will al-Qaeda Turn to Piracy?
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