Obama, Grand Strategy and Reinhold Niebuhr
March 24, 2015
Obama, Grand Strategy and Reinhold Niebuhr
The thinking of the American intellectual makes clear the virtues of the not-so-grand strategy.
Obama, Grand Strategy and Reinhold Niebuhr
ASEAN Is Not a Security Community (Yet)
Southeast Asia
ASEAN Is Not a Security Community (Yet)
Has the bloc really been the force for peace in the region that some claim?
ASEAN Is Not a Security Community (Yet)
China Challenges ASEAN with Land Fills in South China Sea
Southeast Asia
China Challenges ASEAN with Land Fills in South China Sea
With ongoing reclamation work, the outlook for the region remains grim.
China Challenges ASEAN with Land Fills in South China Sea
Will South Korea Have to Bomb the North, Eventually?
East Asia
Will South Korea Have to Bomb the North, Eventually?
As North Korea expands its nuclear arsenal, will Seoul have to consider targeting missile sites at some point?
Will South Korea Have to Bomb the North, Eventually?
China: Exit Counter-Intervention, Enter Peripheral Defense
East Asia
China: Exit Counter-Intervention, Enter Peripheral Defense
China’s focus on countering a U.S. military intervention along its periphery is alive and well.
China: Exit Counter-Intervention, Enter Peripheral Defense
Countering China’s Maritime Coercion
Southeast Asia
Countering China’s Maritime Coercion
How to impose costs on coercion, deter intimidation, and offset unilateral changes to the status quo.
Countering China’s Maritime Coercion
The Small Islands Holding the Key to the Indian Ocean
February 24, 2015
The Small Islands Holding the Key to the Indian Ocean
Small islands dotting the Indian Ocean are emerging at the center stage of great power politics.
The Small Islands Holding the Key to the Indian Ocean
Are China’s THAAD Fears Justified?
East Asia
Are China’s THAAD Fears Justified?
There is speculation that the U.S. will deploy its THAAD batteries to South Korea. Should China be worried?
Are China’s THAAD Fears Justified?
Southeast Asia’s Piracy Headache
Southeast Asia
Southeast Asia’s Piracy Headache
The region saw a spike in piracy in 2014, and attacks became more deadly.
Southeast Asia’s Piracy Headache
How China Defines Terrorism
East Asia
How China Defines Terrorism
In a new draft law, China has opted for its own definition.
How China Defines Terrorism
The Geopolitics of the Vietnam War
February 10, 2015
The Geopolitics of the Vietnam War
Columnist James Burnham offered strategic insights into the war in Southeast Asia that remain relevant today.
The Geopolitics of the Vietnam War
Islamic State Goes Official in South Asia
South Asia
Islamic State Goes Official in South Asia
Although its prospects in the region are likely limited, IS could bring further death and destruction to South Asia.
Islamic State Goes Official in South Asia
Chinese Defense Innovation
January 27, 2015
Chinese Defense Innovation
Industrial espionage may help China’s military-industrial complex, but it will still need to harness its private sector.
Chinese Defense Innovation
Should U.S. Allies in Asia Get Their Own Nukes?
January 23, 2015
Should U.S. Allies in Asia Get Their Own Nukes?
With the U.S. stretched to provide a conventional deterrence, is it time to reconsider a fundamental policy?
Should U.S. Allies in Asia Get Their Own Nukes?
Beijing's Xinjiang Policy: Striking Too Hard?
East Asia
Beijing's Xinjiang Policy: Striking Too Hard?
What the data reveals about the ongoing insurgency in Xinjiang.
Beijing's Xinjiang Policy: Striking Too Hard?
Burying China's 'String of Pearls'
East Asia
Burying China's 'String of Pearls'
The “String of Pearls” model has long outlived its usefulness as a strategic concept.
Burying China's 'String of Pearls'
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