Why Does China Want to Control the South China Sea?
East Asia
Why Does China Want to Control the South China Sea?
China's possible motives for trying to secure control over the South China Sea.
Why Does China Want to Control the South China Sea?
Why Concerns Over Drone Proliferation Are Overblown
May 19, 2016
Why Concerns Over Drone Proliferation Are Overblown
Why the 'drone revolution’ will not bring about a redistribution of military power in the global system--just yet.
Why Concerns Over Drone Proliferation Are Overblown
Indonesia's Grand Defense Vision
Southeast Asia
Indonesia's Grand Defense Vision
Indonesia's Defense White Paper reiterates lofty ambitions, with little advice on how to turn vision into reality.
Indonesia's Grand Defense Vision
Kashmir’s Reemerging Militancy
South Asia
Kashmir’s Reemerging Militancy
After years of setbacks, a new kind of militancy is taking shape.
Kashmir’s Reemerging Militancy
Why India Needs Both Nuclear and Conventional Submarines
South Asia
Why India Needs Both Nuclear and Conventional Submarines
In an Indian context, an all-nuclear submarine force is an essentially flawed idea.
Why India Needs Both Nuclear and Conventional Submarines
The Nuclear Security Regime and Nuclear Terror
May 07, 2016
The Nuclear Security Regime and Nuclear Terror
A comprehensive, sustained approach is needed to stop nuclear terrorism.
The Nuclear Security Regime and Nuclear Terror
The Pakistan Army's Curious Punjab Operation
South Asia
The Pakistan Army's Curious Punjab Operation
For an offensive supposedly aimed at terrorists, the military has selected some odd targets.
The Pakistan Army's Curious Punjab Operation
Trouble in the Southern Philippines: Problems and Prospects
Southeast Asia
Trouble in the Southern Philippines: Problems and Prospects
A closer look at a complex and often oversimplified situation.
Trouble in the Southern Philippines: Problems and Prospects
The Evolution of Indonesia’s Military
Southeast Asia
The Evolution of Indonesia’s Military
Can a leopard change its spots?
The Evolution of Indonesia’s Military
(Ab)normal Nuclear Pakistan
South Asia
(Ab)normal Nuclear Pakistan
Pakistan's nuclear policy is a product of both mistrust toward the U.S. and threat perceptions vis-a-vis India.
(Ab)normal Nuclear Pakistan
Japan's Achilles Heel: Cybersecurity
East Asia
Japan's Achilles Heel: Cybersecurity
Japan is uniquely underprepared for the cyber challenges of the 21st century.
Japan's Achilles Heel: Cybersecurity
The South China Sea in 2016: What’s Changed?
East Asia
The South China Sea in 2016: What’s Changed?
Bonnie Glaser with an overview of the current "facts on the water" in the South China Sea.
The South China Sea in 2016: What’s Changed?
Afghan Peace Talks: Road to Nowhere
April 06, 2016
Afghan Peace Talks: Road to Nowhere
As security in Afghanistan deteriorates, the GCQ continues to struggle to make progress.
Afghan Peace Talks: Road to Nowhere
Crunch Time for Pakistan’s Extremist Battle
South Asia
Crunch Time for Pakistan’s Extremist Battle
Devastating recent attacks raise the stakes for the government.
Crunch Time for Pakistan’s Extremist Battle
America’s New Maritime Security Initiative for Southeast Asia
Southeast Asia
America’s New Maritime Security Initiative for Southeast Asia
A look at the Southeast Asia Maritime Security Initiative as it gets underway.
America’s New Maritime Security Initiative for Southeast Asia
The Islamic State in Asia
April 01, 2016
The Islamic State in Asia
How have Asian governments responded to the threat of ISIS?
The Islamic State in Asia
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