Vietnam’s Master Plan for the South China Sea
Southeast Asia
Vietnam’s Master Plan for the South China Sea
The country’s plan for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance is taking shape.
Vietnam’s Master Plan for the South China Sea
India’s International Fleet Review: Building Bridges on Shifting Sands
South Asia
India’s International Fleet Review: Building Bridges on Shifting Sands
The event plans to unite regional navies, but the security environment remains fraught.
India’s International Fleet Review: Building Bridges on Shifting Sands
What Happened to ISIS’s Afghanistan-Pakistan Province?
South Asia
What Happened to ISIS’s Afghanistan-Pakistan Province?
A year after its founding, the Islamic State’s Khurasan province remains a notional entity.
What Happened to ISIS’s Afghanistan-Pakistan Province?
Indonesia: Staying Calm and Carrying On
Southeast Asia
Indonesia: Staying Calm and Carrying On
Indonesia's restrained response to the recent Jakarta attacks is welcome.
Indonesia: Staying Calm and Carrying On
Pakistan University Attack: Before the Recital, After the Bullets
South Asia
Pakistan University Attack: Before the Recital, After the Bullets
The recent atrocities at Charsadda are a painful reminder of Pakistan's lack of seriousness in combating terrorism.
Pakistan University Attack: Before the Recital, After the Bullets
The North Korean Nuclear Test and the US-Japan Alliance
East Asia
The North Korean Nuclear Test and the US-Japan Alliance
Time to reassess whether American extended deterrence in East Asia is still strong.
The North Korean Nuclear Test and the US-Japan Alliance
China’s Comprehensive Counter-Terrorism Law
East Asia
China’s Comprehensive Counter-Terrorism Law
A closer look at the contents of China's first comprehensive anti-terrorism law.
China’s Comprehensive Counter-Terrorism Law
China Finally Centralizes Its Space, Cyber, Information Forces
East Asia
China Finally Centralizes Its Space, Cyber, Information Forces
The changes will give China more confidence in its ability to deter and compel adversaries.
China Finally Centralizes Its Space, Cyber, Information Forces
Afghanistan: A Reporter's Journey Through a Winter of War
South Asia
Afghanistan: A Reporter's Journey Through a Winter of War
Despite the end of NATO combat operations in Afghanistan, the war rages on as intensely as ever -- even in winter.
Afghanistan: A Reporter's Journey Through a Winter of War
China’s Aircraft Carrier Ambitions
East Asia
China’s Aircraft Carrier Ambitions
As the country builds its first indigenous carrier, what might it have in mind?
China’s Aircraft Carrier Ambitions
Beyond Bombings: The Islamic State in Southeast Asia
Southeast Asia
Beyond Bombings: The Islamic State in Southeast Asia
To understand the group, look at its other tactics.
Beyond Bombings: The Islamic State in Southeast Asia
Postwar Semantics in Japan’s Self-Defense Forces
East Asia
Postwar Semantics in Japan’s Self-Defense Forces
What’s in a name? Pride, honor, and history.
Postwar Semantics in Japan’s Self-Defense Forces
Fighting the Middle Kingdom in the Maritime Domain
January 13, 2016
Fighting the Middle Kingdom in the Maritime Domain
The role of modern airpower in the critical maritime domain
Fighting the Middle Kingdom in the Maritime Domain
Can ISIS Gain a Foothold in Balochistan?
South Asia
Can ISIS Gain a Foothold in Balochistan?
There is growing evidence that it is trying to do just that.
Can ISIS Gain a Foothold in Balochistan?
India’s Emerging Indian Ocean Strategy
December 28, 2015
India’s Emerging Indian Ocean Strategy
The Indian Navy is trying to preserve its influence in increasingly contested waters.
India’s Emerging Indian Ocean Strategy
How NATO Advises Afghanistan’s National Security Forces
South Asia
How NATO Advises Afghanistan’s National Security Forces
Inside NATO’s Train, Advise and Assist Mission in Afghanistan.
How NATO Advises Afghanistan’s National Security Forces
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