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The British Royal Navy Will Send a Frigate to the South China Sea
February 15, 2018
The British Royal Navy Will Send a Frigate to the South China Sea
A Royal Navy frigate will transit the South China Sea to spotlight freedom of navigation.
The British Royal Navy Will Send a Frigate to the South China Sea
Beware the Illusion of China-Philippines South China Sea Breakthroughs
February 15, 2018
Beware the Illusion of China-Philippines South China Sea Breakthroughs
Advances at a recent meeting are much more modest than suggested and conceal the significant challenges that remain.
Beware the Illusion of China-Philippines South China Sea Breakthroughs
What’s Behind the New China-ASEAN Maritime Exercise?
February 10, 2018
What’s Behind the New China-ASEAN Maritime Exercise?
The fact that an old idea is finally set to become a reality reflects broader changes underway in the region.
What’s Behind the New China-ASEAN Maritime Exercise?
Can the SCO Bring India and Pakistan Together?
February 10, 2018
Can the SCO Bring India and Pakistan Together?
With multilateral counterterrorism exercises, the SCO may help bridge the gap between Islamabad and New Delhi.
Can the SCO Bring India and Pakistan Together?
How Strong is the Iran-Russia ‘Alliance’?
February 09, 2018
How Strong is the Iran-Russia ‘Alliance’?
The long-term sustainability of the current Moscow-Tehran alignment remains unclear.
How Strong is the Iran-Russia ‘Alliance’?
New Photographs Show China's South China Sea Artificial Islands Like You've Never Seen Them
February 07, 2018
New Photographs Show China's South China Sea Artificial Islands Like You've Never Seen Them
A look at China's militarization of its artificial islands in high resolution.
New Photographs Show China's South China Sea Artificial Islands Like You've Never Seen Them
What to Watch For at North Korea's Upcoming Military Parade
February 04, 2018
What to Watch For at North Korea's Upcoming Military Parade
Count the number of ICBM launch vehicles.
What to Watch For at North Korea's Upcoming Military Parade
Preventive Self-Defense Strikes Against North Korea May Set an Uneasy Precedent
February 04, 2018
Preventive Self-Defense Strikes Against North Korea May Set an Uneasy Precedent
What would the international legal consequences of a United States attack on North Korea be?
Preventive Self-Defense Strikes Against North Korea May Set an Uneasy Precedent
Philippine Navy Deploys Japan-Donated TC-90 Aircraft to Scarborough Shoal in South China Sea
February 02, 2018
Philippine Navy Deploys Japan-Donated TC-90 Aircraft to Scarborough Shoal in South China Sea
The deployment was a first for the Philippine Navy.
Philippine Navy Deploys Japan-Donated TC-90 Aircraft to Scarborough Shoal in South China Sea
Asia's Energy Security Future: The Geopolitical Dimension
February 01, 2018
Asia's Energy Security Future: The Geopolitical Dimension
Asia’s oil demands are set to boom and security concerns could multiply as well.
Asia's Energy Security Future: The Geopolitical Dimension
What 'Back to the Future' Teaches About the Future of War
January 31, 2018
What 'Back to the Future' Teaches About the Future of War
Doc and Marty's time traveling adventures may have produced one of the most important insights into the future of war.
What 'Back to the Future' Teaches About the Future of War
What Austria's Emperor Franz Joseph Can Teach Trump About War With North Korea
January 28, 2018
What Austria's Emperor Franz Joseph Can Teach Trump About War With North Korea
Franz Joseph saw an opportunity through war to ‘Make Austria-Hungary great again.' Instead he plunged the world into global conflict.
What Austria's Emperor Franz Joseph Can Teach Trump About War With North Korea
Is a Better American Nuclear Arsenal Good for the Asia-Pacific?
January 26, 2018
Is a Better American Nuclear Arsenal Good for the Asia-Pacific?
U.S. modernization efforts risk sparking a nuclear arms race with China.
Is a Better American Nuclear Arsenal Good for the Asia-Pacific?
The Fog of Peace and Limited Strikes on North Korea
January 26, 2018
The Fog of Peace and Limited Strikes on North Korea
When debating possible limited strikes on North Korea, let us not forget the inherent unpredictability of war.
The Fog of Peace and Limited Strikes on North Korea
The Trump Administration's National Security and National Defense Strategies Reveal a Change in Mindset Toward China
January 26, 2018
The Trump Administration's National Security and National Defense Strategies Reveal a Change in Mindset Toward China
Competition is going to be fierce, but conflict is still less likely and manageable.
The Trump Administration's National Security and National Defense Strategies Reveal a Change in Mindset Toward China
Iranian Oil Tanker Disaster Highlights Northeast Asia's Faultlines
January 26, 2018
Iranian Oil Tanker Disaster Highlights Northeast Asia's Faultlines
Without substantial revisions to multilateral regimes, the Sanchi environmental crisis will not be the last of its kind.
Iranian Oil Tanker Disaster Highlights Northeast Asia's Faultlines
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