Measuring Military Modernization
Media coverage of a report on China’s military are misleading. There have been fewer surprises than suggested.
How Australia Sees America
Australia is happy for a closer alliance with the U.S. But it will always be based on Canberra’s best interests.
The Cost of Staying Nuclear
Maintaining a nuclear arsenal is expensive. Emphasizing this could be one way of discouraging some nations.
The case of a baby being beaten because she was a girl is a shocking reminder of discrimination in India.
U.S. Maritime Dominance in Danger
The idea that the U.S. can be an aloof offshore balancer in Asia is looking increasingly dated. China will no longer sit idly by and watch its nautical dominance.
Pendulum Swings in South Korea
South Korea’s ruling Saenuri Party pulled off a surprise victory in this week’s National Assembly elections. The contest offered some insights into the changing face of politics there.
Erdogan Visits Xinjiang
Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s decision to visit Xinjiang surprised many. But Beijing ties come first.