Revelations on China’s Maritime Modernization
East Asia
Revelations on China’s Maritime Modernization
The U.S. Office of Naval Intelligence offers a wealth of new information on the PLA Navy.
Revelations on China’s Maritime Modernization
The Global Arms Trade and the ‘Hyundaization’ Threat
April 15, 2015
The Global Arms Trade and the ‘Hyundaization’ Threat
Rumors of the demise of U.S. arms trade dominance are exaggerated.
The Global Arms Trade and the ‘Hyundaization’ Threat
South Korea’s THAAD Decision
East Asia
South Korea’s THAAD Decision
Seoul is coming under pressure from all sides on the question of missile defense.
South Korea’s THAAD Decision
How Sri Lanka Won the War
South Asia
How Sri Lanka Won the War
Lessons in strategy from an overlooked victory
How Sri Lanka Won the War
Shades of Gray in Afghanistan
South Asia
Shades of Gray in Afghanistan
A former U.S. brigade commander recounts his experience dealing with a recently assassinated Afghan warlord.
Shades of Gray in Afghanistan
The Evolving Jihad in South Asia
South Asia
The Evolving Jihad in South Asia
Jihadists in the region are adapting to a changing landscape.
The Evolving Jihad in South Asia
Arms Control in Asia: Back to the Future?
April 06, 2015
Arms Control in Asia: Back to the Future?
Even with nuclear and conventional arms agreements, the tasks of strategy do not go away.
Arms Control in Asia: Back to the Future?
China and Non-Proliferation: Progress at Last?
East Asia
China and Non-Proliferation: Progress at Last?
China is often criticized for its record on nuclear non-proliferation. The reality is more nuanced.
China and Non-Proliferation: Progress at Last?
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?
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