A Closer Look at China’s Military Modernization
East Asia
A Closer Look at China’s Military Modernization
Dr. Phillip Saunders joins The Diplomat to take a closer look about China’s military modernization.
A Closer Look at China’s Military Modernization
The South China Sea and Joint Defense Procurement
Southeast Asia
The South China Sea and Joint Defense Procurement
Can ASEAN members join forces on defense procurement? It’s more complex than it seems.
The South China Sea and Joint Defense Procurement
Southeast Asia's Emerging Amphibious Forces
Southeast Asia
Southeast Asia's Emerging Amphibious Forces
ASEAN navies are rapidly acquiring amphibious capabilities. Their intentions, however, remain unclear.
Southeast Asia's Emerging Amphibious Forces
Could China’s Nuclear Strategy Evolve?
East Asia
Could China’s Nuclear Strategy Evolve?
For half a century, China’s nuclear strategy has been surprisingly consistent. Will it remain so?
Could China’s Nuclear Strategy Evolve?
China's Navy Is Already Challenging the US in Asia
East Asia
China's Navy Is Already Challenging the US in Asia
The PLA already contests maritime Asia with the United States.
China's Navy Is Already Challenging the US in Asia
India’s Promising Israel Defense Ties
South Asia
India’s Promising Israel Defense Ties
Stalled on scandals, a missile deal has given the defense relationship a shot in the arm.
India’s Promising Israel Defense Ties
US-China-Japan: Beware the ‘Megarian Trap’
October 04, 2014
US-China-Japan: Beware the ‘Megarian Trap’
Classical antiquity offers a lesson in the perils of economic warfare.
US-China-Japan: Beware the ‘Megarian Trap’
The Islamic State's Potential Recruits in Pakistan
South Asia
The Islamic State's Potential Recruits in Pakistan
There is evidence that the terrorist outfit is actively recruiting fighters in the troubled country.
The Islamic State's Potential Recruits in Pakistan
The Approaching Xinjiang Crisis Point
East Asia
The Approaching Xinjiang Crisis Point
Crackdown or reform, Chinese leaders will be forced to take action soon if they hope to keep the peace.
The Approaching Xinjiang Crisis Point
Is Indonesia Beijing’s Next Target in the South China Sea?
Southeast Asia
Is Indonesia Beijing’s Next Target in the South China Sea?
Until recently, Indonesia seemed immune to the maritime disputes. That could be changing.
Is Indonesia Beijing’s Next Target in the South China Sea?
The Killing of the Sikhs
South Asia
The Killing of the Sikhs
Rising attacks and religious desecrations are forcing Pakistan’s Sikhs from their homes.
The Killing of the Sikhs
China and the ISIS Threat
September 26, 2014
China and the ISIS Threat
Already grappling with a home-grown terrorism problem, should Beijing fear the Islamic State?
China and the ISIS Threat
Taiwan, Asia’s Secret Air Power
East Asia
Taiwan, Asia’s Secret Air Power
A look at what Taiwan is doing to ensure its air defense and why it matters for the United States and the region.
Taiwan, Asia’s Secret Air Power
Artificial Islands in the South China Sea
September 23, 2014
Artificial Islands in the South China Sea
With this latest twist, Beijing now appears to feel the time is right to change the facts on the ground.
Artificial Islands in the South China Sea
Indonesia, Malaysia and the Fight Against Islamic State Influence
Southeast Asia
Indonesia, Malaysia and the Fight Against Islamic State Influence
With ideology spreading via social media, authorities need to consider a ‘soft’ approach as well as traditional tactics.
Indonesia, Malaysia and the Fight Against Islamic State Influence
Zhou Yongkang, Islamic State and China’s Pivot West
September 09, 2014
Zhou Yongkang, Islamic State and China’s Pivot West
The downfall of its oil and security tsar gives China a chance to salvage relations with its Muslim minority.
Zhou Yongkang, Islamic State and China’s Pivot West
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