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Vietnam’s Quest for a Greenwater Navy
March 18, 2016
Vietnam’s Quest for a Greenwater Navy
Despite the recent headlines, Vietnam still has a lot of ground to cover to establish a revitalized and balanced navy.
Vietnam’s Quest for a Greenwater Navy
South China Sea and Freedom of Navigation
March 09, 2016
South China Sea and Freedom of Navigation
Taking a closer look at the freedom of navigation “myth”
South China Sea and Freedom of Navigation
The Implications of China’s Military Reforms
East Asia
The Implications of China’s Military Reforms
What does China hope to achieve with the current round of military reforms?
The Implications of China’s Military Reforms
Yes, the Aircraft Carrier Is Still Viable
March 04, 2016
Yes, the Aircraft Carrier Is Still Viable
U.S. flattops are not significantly more vulnerable today. It is our frame of reference that has changed.
Yes, the Aircraft Carrier Is Still Viable
India and the South China Sea Dispute
South Asia
India and the South China Sea Dispute
Recent developments have operational implications for India.
India and the South China Sea Dispute
China’s Never-Ending Military Reforms
East Asia
China’s Never-Ending Military Reforms
The implications of the recent large-scale restructuring of the PLA will take time to fully unfold.
China’s Never-Ending Military Reforms
South Korea’s Nuclear Temptation
East Asia
South Korea’s Nuclear Temptation
Should South Korea develop its own nuclear weapons capability?
South Korea’s Nuclear Temptation
Will Mount Paektu Erupt Again?
East Asia
Will Mount Paektu Erupt Again?
The Mount Paektu/Changbai dispute has the potential to destabilize an already tense region.
Will Mount Paektu Erupt Again?
Chinese Anti-Piracy and the Global Maritime Commons
East Asia
Chinese Anti-Piracy and the Global Maritime Commons
As Chinese maritime influence grows, it raises questions for the commercial maritime community.
Chinese Anti-Piracy and the Global Maritime Commons
FONOPs to Preserve the Right of Innocent Passage?
February 25, 2016
FONOPs to Preserve the Right of Innocent Passage?
Despite popular misconception, that is hardly mission impossible.
FONOPs to Preserve the Right of Innocent Passage?
Does India Really Need to Defend the Siachen Glacier?
South Asia
Does India Really Need to Defend the Siachen Glacier?
The latest tragedy has triggered debate over the need to station soldiers on the icy heights.
Does India Really Need to Defend the Siachen Glacier?
Pakistan’s Schools at War
South Asia
Pakistan’s Schools at War
Can the country stop the killing of its students?
Pakistan’s Schools at War
'We Cannot Retreat': The 2015 Myanmar Offensive in Shan State
February 13, 2016
'We Cannot Retreat': The 2015 Myanmar Offensive in Shan State
A first-hand account from the Shan State Army-North headquarters during a Tatmadaw offensive.
'We Cannot Retreat': The 2015 Myanmar Offensive in Shan State
A Japan-Singapore-India Maritime Partnership
February 12, 2016
A Japan-Singapore-India Maritime Partnership
A strategic partnership could be key to dealing with Indo-Pacific challenges.
A Japan-Singapore-India Maritime Partnership
80 Percent of Zero: China’s Phantom South China Sea Claims
East Asia
80 Percent of Zero: China’s Phantom South China Sea Claims
After the U.S. FONOPs, how long can China get away with “enforcing” claims it hasn’t made?
80 Percent of Zero: China’s Phantom South China Sea Claims
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
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