Massacre in Pakistan
South Asia
Massacre in Pakistan
No more “good” and “bad” Taliban as Pakistan responds to a horrific slaughter at a Peshawar school.
Massacre in Pakistan
2014: A Year in North Korean Security
East Asia
2014: A Year in North Korean Security
A look at Pyongyang’s missile and nuclear programs over the past 12 months, and the region’s response.
2014: A Year in North Korean Security
The Modi Doctrine for the Indo-Pacific Maritime Region
South Asia
The Modi Doctrine for the Indo-Pacific Maritime Region
India's PM has wasted no time pursuing a new maritime doctrine in the Indian Ocean and beyond.
The Modi Doctrine for the Indo-Pacific Maritime Region
Can China and the US Neutralize the Ring of Gyges?
November 28, 2014
Can China and the US Neutralize the Ring of Gyges?
Plato foresaw how the technological imperative can risk a fragile peace.
Can China and the US Neutralize the Ring of Gyges?
India’s Urgent Need for Defense Modernization
South Asia
India’s Urgent Need for Defense Modernization
Years of mismanagement have been disastrous for India’s defense.
India’s Urgent Need for Defense Modernization
Vietnam, the US, and Japan in the South China Sea
Southeast Asia
Vietnam, the US, and Japan in the South China Sea
Prospects for regional security hinges heavily on how these actors relate to the South China Sea issue.
Vietnam, the US, and Japan in the South China Sea
Dr. Strangelove’s Advice to U.S. and Russian Nuclear Planners
November 26, 2014
Dr. Strangelove’s Advice to U.S. and Russian Nuclear Planners
A recent report offers some disturbing advice for nuclear weapons policy.
Dr. Strangelove’s Advice to U.S. and Russian Nuclear Planners
Troubled Skies Above the East China Sea
East Asia
Troubled Skies Above the East China Sea
In its 2014 Report to Congress, the USCC underscores China’s challenge to the U.S. position in East Asia.
Troubled Skies Above the East China Sea
Islamic State and a South Asian Caliphate
South Asia
Islamic State and a South Asian Caliphate
Islamic State has its eyes on South and Southeast Asia. The threat is long-term, but should not be ignored.
Islamic State and a South Asian Caliphate
The Militarization of China’s Coast Guard
East Asia
The Militarization of China’s Coast Guard
Plans for China’s still nascent coast guard suggest troubled times ahead in disputed waters.
The Militarization of China’s Coast Guard
Future War: Why Quantity Will Trump Quality
November 20, 2014
Future War: Why Quantity Will Trump Quality
T. X. Hammes on the future of war, and how quantity might just be trump quality in a future conflict.
Future War: Why Quantity Will Trump Quality
Managing Indo-Pacific Crises
Southeast Asia
Managing Indo-Pacific Crises
Is there a multilateral mechanism that could manage air and maritime encounters in a tense region?
Managing Indo-Pacific Crises
The US-China MOU on Air and Maritime Encounters
East Asia
The US-China MOU on Air and Maritime Encounters
Last week’s memorandum of understanding was a start, but the risk of future incidents remains.
The US-China MOU on Air and Maritime Encounters
How Well Does China Control Its Military?
East Asia
How Well Does China Control Its Military?
Questions about coordination at the operational level have some significant implications.
How Well Does China Control Its Military?
China’s Deceptively Weak Anti-Satellite Capabilities
East Asia
China’s Deceptively Weak Anti-Satellite Capabilities
Relax, China's ASAT capabilities do not threaten U.S. satellites.
China’s Deceptively Weak Anti-Satellite Capabilities
US Is Fighting the Wrong Cyberwar Against China
East Asia
US Is Fighting the Wrong Cyberwar Against China
Just because this online arms race is quiet doesn’t mean it isn’t dangerous.
US Is Fighting the Wrong Cyberwar Against China
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