The Militarization of China’s Coast Guard
East Asia
The Militarization of China’s Coast Guard
Plans for China’s still nascent coast guard suggest troubled times ahead in disputed waters.
The Militarization of China’s Coast Guard
Managing Indo-Pacific Crises
Southeast Asia
Managing Indo-Pacific Crises
Is there a multilateral mechanism that could manage air and maritime encounters in a tense region?
Managing Indo-Pacific Crises
The US-China MOU on Air and Maritime Encounters
East Asia
The US-China MOU on Air and Maritime Encounters
Last week’s memorandum of understanding was a start, but the risk of future incidents remains.
The US-China MOU on Air and Maritime Encounters
How Well Does China Control Its Military?
East Asia
How Well Does China Control Its Military?
Questions about coordination at the operational level have some significant implications.
How Well Does China Control Its Military?
China’s Deceptively Weak Anti-Satellite Capabilities
East Asia
China’s Deceptively Weak Anti-Satellite Capabilities
Relax, China's ASAT capabilities do not threaten U.S. satellites.
China’s Deceptively Weak Anti-Satellite Capabilities
US Is Fighting the Wrong Cyberwar Against China
East Asia
US Is Fighting the Wrong Cyberwar Against China
Just because this online arms race is quiet doesn’t mean it isn’t dangerous.
US Is Fighting the Wrong Cyberwar Against China
Cyber Espionage and US-China Relations
November 10, 2014
Cyber Espionage and US-China Relations
Considering Washington's policy options on cyber espionage activities.
Cyber Espionage and US-China Relations
Bhutan: The Indian Army’s Front Line
South Asia
Bhutan: The Indian Army’s Front Line
Strategically located, the tiny Himalayan country is at the center of growing tensions between two great powers.
Bhutan: The Indian Army’s Front Line
Internet of Things: The Missing Link in an Off-Set Strategy
November 05, 2014
Internet of Things: The Missing Link in an Off-Set Strategy
Creating a military “Internet of things” will empower the U.S. to succeed in “informationized” warfare in Asia.
Internet of Things: The Missing Link in an Off-Set Strategy
Siege of Port Arthur: Verdun in Manchuria
East Asia
Siege of Port Arthur: Verdun in Manchuria
A crucial battle in the Russo-Japanese War anticipated many technological and social changes we now associate with WWI.
Siege of Port Arthur: Verdun in Manchuria
US-China Need a Missile Launch Notification Deal
East Asia
US-China Need a Missile Launch Notification Deal
The United States and China should establish an advance launch notification agreement for long-range missile systems.
US-China Need a Missile Launch Notification Deal
Islamic State Defections Fracture Pakistan Taliban
South Asia
Islamic State Defections Fracture Pakistan Taliban
However, a jihadist consolidation could take place in the future.
Islamic State Defections Fracture Pakistan Taliban
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?
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