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August 2016

The Most Dangerous Problem in Asia: China-Japan Relations
August 31, 2016

The Most Dangerous Problem in Asia: China-Japan Relations

By Kerry Brown
China and Japan have a thousand year history of fighting each other. What if that pattern repeats itself?

Maldives Criminal Court Seeks Arrest of Opposition Leaders, Including Former President
August 31, 2016

Maldives Criminal Court Seeks Arrest of Opposition Leaders, Including Former President

By Ankit Panda
A group of opposition leaders reportedly met recently in Sri Lanka.
Dropping Like Flies: Third US Navy Littoral Combat Ship Out of Action
August 31, 2016

Dropping Like Flies: Third US Navy Littoral Combat Ship Out of Action

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The fourth Littoral Combat Ship breaks down in 12 months.

2016 Fighting Season Highlights Vulnerabilities for Afghan Forces
August 31, 2016

2016 Fighting Season Highlights Vulnerabilities for Afghan Forces

By Shawn Snow
Why the fortress fiefdom effect is reducing the combat capabilities of Afghan forces.

Understanding India's Complex Commercial Surrogacy Debate
August 31, 2016

Understanding India's Complex Commercial Surrogacy Debate

By Ibu Sanjeeb Garg
India's draft Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill sparks debate over the government's role in reproduction.

Russia to Send Anti-Submarine Warfare Destroyers to South China Sea
August 31, 2016

Russia to Send Anti-Submarine Warfare Destroyers to South China Sea

By Franz-Stefan Gady
China and Russia will hold a joint naval drill in the South China Sea in September.

Japan Seeks More African Support With $30 Billion Pledge
August 31, 2016

Japan Seeks More African Support With $30 Billion Pledge

By Mina Pollmann
Tokyo steps up its commitment to the continent at the Tokyo International Conference on African Development.
Iran Deploys New Russian Air Defense System Around Nuclear Site
August 31, 2016

Iran Deploys New Russian Air Defense System Around Nuclear Site

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Air defenses around the Fordow uranium enrichment facility have purportedly been reinforced by Russian SAMs.

Tokyo 2020 and Japan’s Soft Power
August 31, 2016

Tokyo 2020 and Japan’s Soft Power

By Yukari Easton
Japan's cultural appeal is at its best when the government takes a hands off approach.

Modi's Visit to Vietnam: What's on the Agenda?
August 30, 2016

Modi's Visit to Vietnam: What's on the Agenda?

By Shaheli Das
The Indian PM will touch on the China factor as well as defense and trade ties in his first trip to Hanoi.

The Long History of the Pakistan-North Korea Nexus
August 30, 2016

The Long History of the Pakistan-North Korea Nexus

By Samuel Ramani
From Zulfikar Ali Bhutto to AQ Khan to today, Pakistan's security cooperation with North Korea has a 40 year history.
China-Japan Relations Before the G20 Summit
August 30, 2016

China-Japan Relations Before the G20 Summit

By Emily S. Chen
Historical issues and maritime disputes continue to strain relations between China and Japan.

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