North Korea’s Asymmetric Submarine Doctrine
East Asia
North Korea’s Asymmetric Submarine Doctrine
While North Korean submarines may be technologically dated, its access denial strategy can still be effective.
North Korea’s Asymmetric Submarine Doctrine
RIMPAC and the Politics of Maritime Engagement
July 22, 2014
RIMPAC and the Politics of Maritime Engagement
Both India and China have had strong strategic motives for taking part in RIMPAC this year.
RIMPAC and the Politics of Maritime Engagement
China and the U.S.-Japan Alliance
July 11, 2014
China and the U.S.-Japan Alliance
Michael Swaine on the structural factors causing friction between the U.S.-Japan alliance and China.
China and the U.S.-Japan Alliance
Ten Myths About Japan’s Collective Self-Defense Change
East Asia
Ten Myths About Japan’s Collective Self-Defense Change
What the critics don’t understand about Japan’s constitutional reinterpretation.
Ten Myths About Japan’s Collective Self-Defense Change
Japan’s New Defense Posture
East Asia
Japan’s New Defense Posture
What are the implications of Japan’s constitutional reinterpretation on regional security dynamics?
Japan’s New Defense Posture
South Korea: Dependence in the Age of OPCON
East Asia
South Korea: Dependence in the Age of OPCON
The transfer of wartime operational control is part of larger questions about the US-ROK alliance.
South Korea: Dependence in the Age of OPCON
ISIS: A Threat Well Beyond the Middle East
Southeast Asia
ISIS: A Threat Well Beyond the Middle East
The success of militants in Iraq may be inspiring radicals in Southeast Asia.
ISIS: A Threat Well Beyond the Middle East
Beyond RIMPAC: 3 Ways to Engage China on Security
East Asia
Beyond RIMPAC: 3 Ways to Engage China on Security
China’s participation in RIMPAC is a good start. Now, the goal must be to sustain and expand security cooperation.
Beyond RIMPAC: 3 Ways to Engage China on Security
Up in Arms: Foreign Investment in Indian Defense
South Asia
Up in Arms: Foreign Investment in Indian Defense
Talk of allowing up to 100 percent foreign direct investment has proven controversial, to say the least.
Up in Arms: Foreign Investment in Indian Defense
South Korea and the Trilateral Dilemma
East Asia
South Korea and the Trilateral Dilemma
Can Seoul overcome domestic sentiment on Japan and agree to trilateral cooperation on military intelligence sharing?
South Korea and the Trilateral Dilemma
Time to Actively Deter North Korea
East Asia
Time to Actively Deter North Korea
“It’s time to make North Korea have to worry more about deterring us rather than the other way around.”
Time to Actively Deter North Korea
The Pitfalls to China’s Mideast Policy
East Asia
The Pitfalls to China’s Mideast Policy
China will realize that its presence in the region will cost more than planned and regularly ensnare it in conflict.
The Pitfalls to China’s Mideast Policy
Moscow’s Afghan Endgame
Central Asia
Moscow’s Afghan Endgame
Worried about the NATO withdrawal, Russia has adopted several new policies for Central Asia.
Moscow’s Afghan Endgame
Japan: Balancing Defense With History
East Asia
Japan: Balancing Defense With History
The country needs a leader who is a conservative on defense and a progressive on history.
Japan: Balancing Defense With History
India’s Worrying Border Infrastructure Deficit
South Asia
India’s Worrying Border Infrastructure Deficit
A disturbing disparity has emerged in infrastructure development on either side of the disputed Sino-Indian border.
India’s Worrying Border Infrastructure Deficit
India Scrambles on Cyber Security
South Asia
India Scrambles on Cyber Security
One of the most targeted countries in the world, India is beginning to act on the cyber threat.
India Scrambles on Cyber Security
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