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July 2018

China’s Sudden #MeToo Movement
July 31, 2018

China’s Sudden #MeToo Movement

By Mu Chunshan
In the past week, accusations of sexual harassment and assault have exploded on Chinese social media.

Mongolia Wrestles With Violence Against Women
July 31, 2018

Mongolia Wrestles With Violence Against Women

By Peter Bittner
In Mongolia, a pivotal national report on violence against women and a call for men to be allies.
Islamic State Claims Tajikistan Car Attack
July 31, 2018

Islamic State Claims Tajikistan Car Attack

By Catherine Putz
Meanwhile, Dushanbe has reflexively accused the IRPT of coordinating the attack.

Russia’s Aircraft Carrier to Enter 7-Month Trials Following Overhaul
July 31, 2018

Russia’s Aircraft Carrier to Enter 7-Month Trials Following Overhaul

By Franz-Stefan Gady
A senior Russian official also recently said that the focus of repairs to Russia’s aircraft carrier will be on its engines, propulsion system, and electronics.

Australia’s Second Air-Warfare Destroyer Handed Over to Department of Defense
July 31, 2018

Australia’s Second Air-Warfare Destroyer Handed Over to Department of Defense

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Australia’s second future air warfare destroyer was officially handed over to the Department of Defense on July 27.

What’s Next for China-Indonesia Military Ties?
July 31, 2018

What’s Next for China-Indonesia Military Ties?

By Prashanth Parameswaran
A closer look at the status of defense ties between Jakarta and Beijing.

India’s China Challenge in Africa
July 31, 2018

India’s China Challenge in Africa

By Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan
Modi’s recent foray to African states exposes both the opportunities and challenges for New Delhi in the continent relative to Beijing’s ongoing efforts there.
Laos Dam Collapse Brings Flood of Questions
July 31, 2018

Laos Dam Collapse Brings Flood of Questions

By Luke Hunt
Incident raises serious questions about the government’s approach.

Trump’s Indo-Pacific Strategy: Confronting the Economic Challenge
July 31, 2018

Trump’s Indo-Pacific Strategy: Confronting the Economic Challenge

By Prashanth Parameswaran
Though the administration has begun building out this aspect of its Asia strategy, much more remains to be done.

Japan Selects Lockheed Martin Solid State Radar for New Ballistic Missile Defense Systems
July 31, 2018

Japan Selects Lockheed Martin Solid State Radar for New Ballistic Missile Defense Systems

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Japan’s picked a new $1.2 billion radar for its two ground-based Aegis ballistic missile defense sites.

Pompeo's Indo-Pacific Speech: Geoeconomics on a Shoestring
July 31, 2018

Pompeo's Indo-Pacific Speech: Geoeconomics on a Shoestring

By Ankit Panda
Don't expect a quantitative rout of the Belt and Road from the United States.
Why the US Needs to Smarten Up to Keep Its Edge on China
July 31, 2018

Why the US Needs to Smarten Up to Keep Its Edge on China

By Ankit Panda
Despite the FBI chief’s recent warning about Chinese espionage, the U.S. government’s reaction could prove counterproductive.

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