Dangerous Neighborhoods: U.S.-Japan Naval Cooperation
East Asia
Dangerous Neighborhoods: U.S.-Japan Naval Cooperation
References to U.S. retrenchment are a wake-up call for increased strategic engagement.
Dangerous Neighborhoods: U.S.-Japan Naval Cooperation
China’s Nuclear Modernization and the End of Nuclear Opacity
East Asia
China’s Nuclear Modernization and the End of Nuclear Opacity
Could a more modern arsenal encourage China to allow more nuclear transparency?
China’s Nuclear Modernization and the End of Nuclear Opacity
Afghan Stability: New Equations
Central Asia
Afghan Stability: New Equations
With the NATO drawdown, Afghanistan’s neighbors will have a growing role to play in the country’s stability.
Afghan Stability: New Equations
Iran’s Navy: Asian Ambitions?
Central Asia
Iran’s Navy: Asian Ambitions?
The Iranian navy has a growing presence in Asia, a development many in the region could welcome.
Iran’s Navy: Asian Ambitions?
Afghanistan Elections and the Taliban Threat
Central Asia
Afghanistan Elections and the Taliban Threat
In the election run-up, the Taliban has increasingly set the agenda in the region with a spate of high-profile attacks.
Afghanistan Elections and the Taliban Threat
Can the Australian Military Think Out Loud?
Oceania
Can the Australian Military Think Out Loud?
The ADF needs to engage intellectually, on topics from the future of war to gender issues.
Can the Australian Military Think Out Loud?
The US Navy and the Pivot: Less Means Less
March 31, 2014
The US Navy and the Pivot: Less Means Less
Given resource constraints, the U.S. Navy may need to execute a pivot of its own.
The US Navy and the Pivot: Less Means Less
The Abandoned Refugees of North Waziristan
South Asia
The Abandoned Refugees of North Waziristan
Pakistan refuses to acknowledge a growing crisis emerging from its tribal belt.
The Abandoned Refugees of North Waziristan
Yes, The Taliban Are Terrorists
Central Asia
Yes, The Taliban Are Terrorists
“It is time for Washington to put objective facts above political wishful thinking and recognize the Taliban as a terror organization.”
Yes, The Taliban Are Terrorists
India and Space Defense
South Asia
India and Space Defense
Concerned about global trends, India is making progress in building its space defense capabilities.
India and Space Defense
Is Taiwan’s Military Becoming Too Small to Fight?
East Asia
Is Taiwan’s Military Becoming Too Small to Fight?
With conscription ending and budgets limited, Taiwan may have to make do with a smaller defense force.
Is Taiwan’s Military Becoming Too Small to Fight?
Andaman and Nicobar Islands: India’s Strategic Outpost
South Asia
Andaman and Nicobar Islands: India’s Strategic Outpost
Flight MH370 has put the spotlight on little known but strategically important territory.
Andaman and Nicobar Islands: India’s Strategic Outpost
The Taliban’s Unity of Purpose
South Asia
The Taliban’s Unity of Purpose
A lack of harmony between Pakistan and Afghanistan supports the militants’ unity of purpose.
The Taliban’s Unity of Purpose
How U.S. Military Power Benefits China
East Asia
How U.S. Military Power Benefits China
For all the factors driving great power rivalry, there are some that encourage cooperation.
How U.S. Military Power Benefits China
What Can We Learn From Kazakhstan’s Arms Deals?
Central Asia
What Can We Learn From Kazakhstan’s Arms Deals?
Recent transactions reflect some underlying trends in the global arms market.
What Can We Learn From Kazakhstan’s Arms Deals?
Why Washington Can’t Restrain Tokyo
East Asia
Why Washington Can’t Restrain Tokyo
The current U.S. security posture in East Asia leaves it with few options should a crisis escalate.
Why Washington Can’t Restrain Tokyo
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