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South Korea's Second <em>Dokdo</em>-class Assault Carrier and the Future of the ROKN
May 17, 2018
South Korea's Second Dokdo-class Assault Carrier and the Future of the ROKN
South Korea is wealthy enough and has a sufficiently robust shipbuilding industry to try its hand at larger carriers.
South Korea's Second Dokdo-class Assault Carrier and the Future of the ROKN
India Enhances Ties Across Africa
May 17, 2018
India Enhances Ties Across Africa
With so much potential on the continent, India has no desire to be left out of the African picture.
India Enhances Ties Across Africa
Why India's Drone Policy Needs a Rethink
May 17, 2018
Why India's Drone Policy Needs a Rethink
New Delhi needs to think more about drone technology and its domestic, regional, and global implications.
Why India's Drone Policy Needs a Rethink
Why Punishing India on Russia Would Be a Mistake for the United States
May 17, 2018
Why Punishing India on Russia Would Be a Mistake for the United States
Though workarounds can be found, a troubling new piece of legislation has once again raised concerns regarding the U.S.-India defense relationship.
Why Punishing India on Russia Would Be a Mistake for the United States
Does China Have a ‘Blacklist’ of Taiwan ‘Separatists’?
May 17, 2018
Does China Have a ‘Blacklist’ of Taiwan ‘Separatists’?
Even if the blacklist doesn't currently exist, China's habit of extraterritorial abductions makes it all too plausible.
Does China Have a ‘Blacklist’ of Taiwan ‘Separatists’?
China Remains Low Key as 2nd Round of US-China Trade Talks Start
May 17, 2018
China Remains Low Key as 2nd Round of US-China Trade Talks Start
A Chinese delegation has arrived in Washington, D.C. for a five-day negotiation.
China Remains Low Key as 2nd Round of US-China Trade Talks Start
Defying National Divide, Indians and Pakistanis Unite in Matrimony
May 17, 2018
Defying National Divide, Indians and Pakistanis Unite in Matrimony
“We saw each other as individuals rather than as an Indian or a Pakistani."
Defying National Divide, Indians and Pakistanis Unite in Matrimony
Can Trump Bring Balance to US-Uzbekistan Relations?
May 17, 2018
Can Trump Bring Balance to US-Uzbekistan Relations?
As Tashkent and Washington revive their strategic partnership, eyes are on reforms.
Can Trump Bring Balance to US-Uzbekistan Relations?
US Navy Littoral Combat Ship Fires Missiles
May 17, 2018
US Navy Littoral Combat Ship Fires Missiles
A littoral combat ship conducted a live-fire exercise off the coast of Virginia on May 11.
US Navy Littoral Combat Ship Fires Missiles
Russia’s Upgraded Tu-22M3M Long-Range Bomber to Make Maiden Flight in August
May 17, 2018
Russia’s Upgraded Tu-22M3M Long-Range Bomber to Make Maiden Flight in August
The Russian bomber is expected to conduct its maiden flight in the third quarter of 2018.
Russia’s Upgraded Tu-22M3M Long-Range Bomber to Make Maiden Flight in August
Australia and the Rules of Attraction
May 16, 2018
Australia and the Rules of Attraction
A matter of taxes and politics: Can Australia remain attractive and powerful in the Indo-Pacific?
Australia and the Rules of Attraction
What’s in Indonesia’s Indo-Pacific Cooperation Concept?
May 16, 2018
What’s in Indonesia’s Indo-Pacific Cooperation Concept?
The articulation of ASEAN’s own Indo-Pacific concept may pre-empt competitive narratives from Washington or Beijing.
What’s in Indonesia’s Indo-Pacific Cooperation Concept?
Is Laos Really Launching a New Corruption Crackdown?
May 16, 2018
Is Laos Really Launching a New Corruption Crackdown?
A closer look at the developments underway and their significance.
Is Laos Really Launching a New Corruption Crackdown?
The History of China and Iran’s Unlikely Partnership
May 16, 2018
The History of China and Iran’s Unlikely Partnership
How did a communist country and an theocracy form a close partnership?
The History of China and Iran’s Unlikely Partnership
US F-35B Stealth Fighters Train With Japanese F-35As for First Time
May 16, 2018
US F-35B Stealth Fighters Train With Japanese F-35As for First Time
U.S. and Japanese fifth-generation stealth fighter jets are training for the first time in northern Japan.
US F-35B Stealth Fighters Train With Japanese F-35As for First Time
Bhutan’s Happiness Faces the Growing Pains of Development
May 16, 2018
Bhutan’s Happiness Faces the Growing Pains of Development
Pasakha, Bhutan's industrial hub, symbolizes the struggle at the heart of Bhutan's development model.
Bhutan’s Happiness Faces the Growing Pains of Development
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