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North Korea Talks: Getting Around the Sequencing Problem
July 07, 2018
North Korea Talks: Getting Around the Sequencing Problem
The sequencing problem requires coordination between the U.S., China, and Korea to pressure meaningful steps from Kim.
North Korea Talks: Getting Around the Sequencing Problem
Afghanistan: Technocrats vs. Warlords
July 07, 2018
Afghanistan: Technocrats vs. Warlords
At a critical moment for peace talks with the Taliban, warlords and strongmen pose a challenge to the central government.
Afghanistan: Technocrats vs. Warlords
China's Possible Next Steps in the Trade War
July 07, 2018
China's Possible Next Steps in the Trade War
What China's “qualitative” measures might look like in the trade war versus the United States.
China's Possible Next Steps in the Trade War
How Defending Fishing Groups Factors Into Japan’s Naval Development
July 07, 2018
How Defending Fishing Groups Factors Into Japan’s Naval Development
The Japanese government aims to increase its naval capabilities to address a wide range of threats and risks.
How Defending Fishing Groups Factors Into Japan’s Naval Development
South Korea-Vietnam Navy Ties in the Spotlight
July 07, 2018
South Korea-Vietnam Navy Ties in the Spotlight
A recent visit points to the greater focus being placed on the defense side of the relationship.
South Korea-Vietnam Navy Ties in the Spotlight
China’s Polar Strategy: An Emerging Gray Zone?
July 06, 2018
China’s Polar Strategy: An Emerging Gray Zone?
How China is positioning itself to wield influence in the Arctic and Antarctic.
China’s Polar Strategy: An Emerging Gray Zone?
Will Aman Abdurrahman’s Death Sentence Backfire?
July 06, 2018
Will Aman Abdurrahman’s Death Sentence Backfire?
By executing a top jihadist, Indonesia may be making its terrorism problem worse.
Will Aman Abdurrahman’s Death Sentence Backfire?
Japanese Universities Make Efforts to Be More LGBT Friendly
July 06, 2018
Japanese Universities Make Efforts to Be More LGBT Friendly
Schools in Japan are taking steps to support equal access to education for LGBT students.
Japanese Universities Make Efforts to Be More LGBT Friendly
Indonesia’s Regional Elections: The Tale of 2 South Sulawesi Races
July 06, 2018
Indonesia’s Regional Elections: The Tale of 2 South Sulawesi Races
A brief look at two compelling contests.
Indonesia’s Regional Elections: The Tale of 2 South Sulawesi Races
What’s in Singapore’s New Air Defense System?
July 06, 2018
What’s in Singapore’s New Air Defense System?
The city-state’s new air defense system reached another milestone this week with the attainment of full operational capability status.
What’s in Singapore’s New Air Defense System?
Football and the China Dream
July 06, 2018
Football and the China Dream
Even when playing the same game, China's aims are different.
Football and the China Dream
Japan and China's 'Tactical Detente'
July 06, 2018
Japan and China's 'Tactical Detente'
U.S.-China tensions are driving rapprochement between China and Japan, a professor argues.
Japan and China's 'Tactical Detente'
US-China Trade War Starts
July 06, 2018
US-China Trade War Starts
China accuses the United States of waging the biggest trade war ever in economic history.
US-China Trade War Starts
Many Questions Remain After Uzbekistan Fines US Citizen Over Alleged IMU Links
July 06, 2018
Many Questions Remain After Uzbekistan Fines US Citizen Over Alleged IMU Links
Unexpectedly, Uzbekistan levied only a small fine on a man the state says has links to the IMU.
Many Questions Remain After Uzbekistan Fines US Citizen Over Alleged IMU Links
What’s in the New ASEAN Armies Workshop?
July 06, 2018
What’s in the New ASEAN Armies Workshop?
The engagement spotlights regional efforts to counter transnational challenges.
What’s in the New ASEAN Armies Workshop?
Detailing an Arbitrary Detention in Tajikistan
July 06, 2018
Detailing an Arbitrary Detention in Tajikistan
The details of Dushanbe’s human rights violations tell the story of a state afraid of its own people but not of international law.
Detailing an Arbitrary Detention in Tajikistan
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