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South Korea Launches First-of-Class 3,000-ton KSS-III Diesel-Electric Attack Submarine
September 14, 2018
South Korea Launches First-of-Class 3,000-ton KSS-III Diesel-Electric Attack Submarine
The first of nine domestically built 3,000-ton diesel-electric air independent propulsion subs was launched on September 14.
South Korea Launches First-of-Class 3,000-ton KSS-III Diesel-Electric Attack Submarine
Why Nepal’s Access to China Ports Matters
September 14, 2018
Why Nepal’s Access to China Ports Matters
The move deserves attention for its potentially wider significance.
Why Nepal’s Access to China Ports Matters
Military Drills Put UK-Brunei Defense Ties in the Spotlight
September 14, 2018
Military Drills Put UK-Brunei Defense Ties in the Spotlight
A closer look at the significance of the holding of another iteration of a bilateral exercise.
Military Drills Put UK-Brunei Defense Ties in the Spotlight
What’s in the New Japan-Malaysia Defense Pact?
September 14, 2018
What’s in the New Japan-Malaysia Defense Pact?
Both countries inked a security agreement in a boost for the defense side of their ties.
What’s in the New Japan-Malaysia Defense Pact?
Are France and the UK Here to Stay in the South China Sea?
September 14, 2018
Are France and the UK Here to Stay in the South China Sea?
Are the French and British navies here to stay in the South China Sea?
Are France and the UK Here to Stay in the South China Sea?
The Damage Is Done: Trump and the Asia-Pacific
September 14, 2018
The Damage Is Done: Trump and the Asia-Pacific
The president’s successor will need to offer a path forward that addresses our current self-serving American approach.
The Damage Is Done: Trump and the Asia-Pacific
A Declaration to End the Korean War Matters: 3 Steps to Moving Forward
September 14, 2018
A Declaration to End the Korean War Matters: 3 Steps to Moving Forward
Seoul and Washington don't see the end-of-war declaration the same way. That has implications for diplomacy with North Korea.
A Declaration to End the Korean War Matters: 3 Steps to Moving Forward
US State Department Approves Sale of 6 P-8 Poseidon Sub-Hunting Planes to South Korea
September 14, 2018
US State Department Approves Sale of 6 P-8 Poseidon Sub-Hunting Planes to South Korea
The total contract value for the six P-8 Poseidon maritime surveillance aircraft is estimated at $2.1 billion.
US State Department Approves Sale of 6 P-8 Poseidon Sub-Hunting Planes to South Korea
Putin Surprises Abe With Offer of Japan-Russia Peace Treaty
September 14, 2018
Putin Surprises Abe With Offer of Japan-Russia Peace Treaty
Accepting Putin's offer would go against long-standing Japanese position on the territorial dispute.
Putin Surprises Abe With Offer of Japan-Russia Peace Treaty
Pakistan's New Government Fails Its First Major Test on Extremism
September 14, 2018
Pakistan's New Government Fails Its First Major Test on Extremism
The Pakistani government's handling of Atif Mian's removal from the Economic Advisory Council is a travesty.
Pakistan's New Government Fails Its First Major Test on Extremism
Chinese Navy Participates in Major Australian Exercise for First Time
September 14, 2018
Chinese Navy Participates in Major Australian Exercise for First Time
PLA Navy ship conducts gunnery, anti-submarine drills with other nations.
Chinese Navy Participates in Major Australian Exercise for First Time
Putin Offers Japan ‘Peace Treaty Without Any Pre-Conditions’
September 14, 2018
Putin Offers Japan ‘Peace Treaty Without Any Pre-Conditions’
By suggesting a peace treaty, Putin effectively urged Japan to give up its claims on the disputed Kuril Islands.
Putin Offers Japan ‘Peace Treaty Without Any Pre-Conditions’
Achieving Peace on the Korean Peninsula
September 13, 2018
Achieving Peace on the Korean Peninsula
The possibility of peace seems closer than ever before, but caution is necessary.
Achieving Peace on the Korean Peninsula
The EU’s New China Resolution: Principled But Not Strategic
September 13, 2018
The EU’s New China Resolution: Principled But Not Strategic
The new China resolution of the European Parliament differs considerably from the 2015 version.
The EU’s New China Resolution: Principled But Not Strategic
How Badly is Indonesia’s Economy Really Doing?
September 13, 2018
How Badly is Indonesia’s Economy Really Doing?
While comparisons to the Asian Financial Crisis may be premature or overly alarming, there are reasons for worry.
How Badly is Indonesia’s Economy Really Doing?
What Does Duterte’s War on Trillanes Mean for the Philippines?
September 13, 2018
What Does Duterte’s War on Trillanes Mean for the Philippines?
A closer look at an incident that has dominated Manila for weeks.
What Does Duterte’s War on Trillanes Mean for the Philippines?
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