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What the Trump Administration's Consideration of a Plan to Ban Chinese Students Says About US-China Competition
October 23, 2018
What the Trump Administration's Consideration of a Plan to Ban Chinese Students Says About US-China Competition
The proposal suggests how seriously the administration is thinking about confrontation and competition with China.
What the Trump Administration's Consideration of a Plan to Ban Chinese Students Says About US-China Competition
New Long-Range Missile for Russia’s S-400 Air Defense System Accepted Into Service
October 23, 2018
New Long-Range Missile for Russia’s S-400 Air Defense System Accepted Into Service
The 40N6 missile for the S-400 air defense system was accepted into Russian service earlier this month.
New Long-Range Missile for Russia’s S-400 Air Defense System Accepted Into Service
US Christens 2 <i>Virginia</i>-Class  Nuclear-Powered Attack Submarines
October 23, 2018
US Christens 2 Virginia-Class Nuclear-Powered Attack Submarines
The U.S. Navy’s latest two nuclear-powered attack submarines were christened on October 20.
US Christens 2 Virginia-Class Nuclear-Powered Attack Submarines
Global Strategic Trends: Imagining East Asia in 2050
October 22, 2018
Global Strategic Trends: Imagining East Asia in 2050
A new report from the U.K. predicts trends and flashpoints that will shape East Asia over the next 30-plus years.
Global Strategic Trends: Imagining East Asia in 2050
What a Midterm ‘Blue Wave’ in America Would Mean for Asia
October 22, 2018
What a Midterm ‘Blue Wave’ in America Would Mean for Asia
What happens to U.S. Asia policy if Democrats retake the House and/or Senate?
What a Midterm ‘Blue Wave’ in America Would Mean for Asia
Tokyo 2020 Olympics Cost Blowout Chips Away at Public Trust
October 22, 2018
Tokyo 2020 Olympics Cost Blowout Chips Away at Public Trust
Japan struggles to contain Olympic expenses, while leaving taxpayers in the dark on the full picture.
Tokyo 2020 Olympics Cost Blowout Chips Away at Public Trust
Why the First China-ASEAN Maritime Exercise Matters
October 22, 2018
Why the First China-ASEAN Maritime Exercise Matters
As the maritime field training component of the inaugural drills kick off this week, a look at the significance of the engagement.
Why the First China-ASEAN Maritime Exercise Matters
What’s in the New ASEAN Air Encounter Code?
October 22, 2018
What’s in the New ASEAN Air Encounter Code?
A closer look at the wider significance of a recent development.
What’s in the New ASEAN Air Encounter Code?
What’s Next for Thailand’s New Mini-Submarine Quest?
October 22, 2018
What’s Next for Thailand’s New Mini-Submarine Quest?
While it is still early days, Bangkok has shown some signs of making inroads.
What’s Next for Thailand’s New Mini-Submarine Quest?
Naval Visit Spotlights Indonesia-Philippines Maritime Ties
October 22, 2018
Naval Visit Spotlights Indonesia-Philippines Maritime Ties
A recent interaction highlighted the ongoing activity in this aspect of the relationship.
Naval Visit Spotlights Indonesia-Philippines Maritime Ties
US 'Left of Launch' Cyber Efforts Might Increase Korean Peninsula Nuclear Dangers
October 22, 2018
US 'Left of Launch' Cyber Efforts Might Increase Korean Peninsula Nuclear Dangers
U.S. offensive cyber capabilities might prove destabilizing with North Korea.
US 'Left of Launch' Cyber Efforts Might Increase Korean Peninsula Nuclear Dangers
US Withdrawal From the INF Treaty: Considerations in East Asia
October 22, 2018
US Withdrawal From the INF Treaty: Considerations in East Asia
Does withdrawing from the INF Treaty bring the United States advantages in Asia?
US Withdrawal From the INF Treaty: Considerations in East Asia
US Announces Suspension of Vigilant Ace 2018 Exercise With South Korea
October 20, 2018
US Announces Suspension of Vigilant Ace 2018 Exercise With South Korea
The suspension comes in anticipation of a second U.S.-North Korea summit meeting.
US Announces Suspension of Vigilant Ace 2018 Exercise With South Korea
India's #MeToo Movement Underlines Why Survivors Must Be Believed
October 20, 2018
India's #MeToo Movement Underlines Why Survivors Must Be Believed
There are more reasons to believe survivors than there are to dismiss claims of sexual harassment and assaults
India's #MeToo Movement Underlines Why Survivors Must Be Believed
The Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge: White Elephant in the Pearl River
October 20, 2018
The Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge: White Elephant in the Pearl River
The bridge will never recover its costs. Hardly anyone can drive on it. So why was it built?
The Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge: White Elephant in the Pearl River
Free Speech and Democracy Under Threat in Indonesia
October 20, 2018
Free Speech and Democracy Under Threat in Indonesia
Democratic gains are being threatened by rising intolerance, new legislation, and emboldened conservative Islamic groups.
Free Speech and Democracy Under Threat in Indonesia
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