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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
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
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