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Indonesia and the Islamic State Threat
Southeast Asia
Indonesia and the Islamic State Threat
How big a danger do returning fighters pose to Indonesia?
Indonesia and the Islamic State Threat
Afghanistan, Pakistan, and the 'Good Taliban'
South Asia
Afghanistan, Pakistan, and the 'Good Taliban'
Pakistan believes Afghanistan is harboring terrorists that conduct cross-border attacks; Kabul says the same.
Afghanistan, Pakistan, and the 'Good Taliban'
What’s Next for Myanmar’s Rakhine State?
Southeast Asia
What’s Next for Myanmar’s Rakhine State?
The government declared the clearance operation over last month – it’s not so simple.
What’s Next for Myanmar’s Rakhine State?
China's Most Important South China Sea Military Base
East Asia
China's Most Important South China Sea Military Base
The Yulin Naval Base is shaping up to be the most strategically important military base in the South China Sea.
China's Most Important South China Sea Military Base
THAAD and China's Nuclear Second-Strike Capability
East Asia
THAAD and China's Nuclear Second-Strike Capability
China may be afraid that THAAD will degrade its own nuclear second-strike capability.
THAAD and China's Nuclear Second-Strike Capability
Taiwan's Cold War Fortresses
East Asia
Taiwan's Cold War Fortresses
Fortifications on Matsu Island were meant to defend against a communist invasion.
Taiwan's Cold War Fortresses
Who Will Command China's New SSBN Fleet?
East Asia
Who Will Command China's New SSBN Fleet?
How will China use its fledgling ballistic missile submarine fleet?
Who Will Command China's New SSBN Fleet?
CPEC and the Baloch Insurgency
South Asia
CPEC and the Baloch Insurgency
Balochistan stands to gain little from the massive project, despite being in desperate need of economic opportunity.
CPEC and the Baloch Insurgency
China: New White Paper, Old Asia Conundrum
East Asia
China: New White Paper, Old Asia Conundrum
Beijing is getting better at selling Asia a benign vision, but most of the region is still having trouble buying it.
China: New White Paper, Old Asia Conundrum
The Dangers of Pakistan's Tactical Nuclear Weapons
South Asia
The Dangers of Pakistan's Tactical Nuclear Weapons
Why Pakistan's tactical nukes are inherently a threat to the country's nuclear security.
The Dangers of Pakistan's Tactical Nuclear Weapons
Is Trouble Brewing in the Taiwan Strait?
East Asia
Is Trouble Brewing in the Taiwan Strait?
Amid President Trump's other moves, don't forget the possibility of the frozen conflict over Taiwan turning hot.
Is Trouble Brewing in the Taiwan Strait?
On Indian Republic Day, Remember Kashmir
South Asia
On Indian Republic Day, Remember Kashmir
Insurgency in Kashmir has largely been militarily crushed, yet Indian policies have failed to secure a stable peace.
On Indian Republic Day, Remember Kashmir
The 'Civilization' of China’s Military Presence in the South China Sea
East Asia
The 'Civilization' of China’s Military Presence in the South China Sea
Chinese policy in the South China Sea increasingly focuses on boosting its civilian presence on disputed islands.
The 'Civilization' of China’s Military Presence in the South China Sea
How China Is Weaponizing Outer Space
East Asia
How China Is Weaponizing Outer Space
Many of China's space capabilities are designed to counter U.S. military advantages.
How China Is Weaponizing Outer Space
Deconstructing China’s Energy Security Strategy
East Asia
Deconstructing China’s Energy Security Strategy
"The United States should not underestimate China’s ability to achieve energy security within the next two decades."
Deconstructing China’s Energy Security Strategy
The Rise of Religious Extremism in Balochistan
South Asia
The Rise of Religious Extremism in Balochistan
“Once you unleash these monsters, as you know from Afghanistan, you cannot control them.”
The Rise of Religious Extremism in Balochistan
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