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Can China Try Open Access?
June 13, 2012
Can China Try Open Access?
China has increasingly focused on its anti-access capabilities. More openness over intentions would be better.
Can China Try Open Access?
Burmese Reality Check
June 12, 2012
Burmese Reality Check
The state of emergency in Rakhine State is a reminder of how far Burma still needs to go with its reforms.
Burmese Reality Check
Hazards of Sea-Land Alliances
June 11, 2012
Hazards of Sea-Land Alliances
It’s tempting for the U.S. to rely on maritime assets and land alliances. But there are advantages to boots on shore.
Hazards of Sea-Land Alliances
Panetta Asia Trip Takeaways
June 08, 2012
Panetta Asia Trip Takeaways
Leon Panetta was careful to argue in Asia the U.S. isn’t trying to contain China. Was he convincing?
Panetta Asia Trip Takeaways
Stuxnet and Flame: Take a Breath
June 07, 2012
Stuxnet and Flame: Take a Breath
Revelations over Stuxnet should prompt an open discussion over cyber weapons. They probably won’t.
Stuxnet and Flame: Take a Breath
June 06, 2012
Mongolia’s Khaan Quest 2012
The annual Khaan Quest exercises aren’t just about Mongolia and the U.S. India and China see benefits, too.
Mongolia’s Khaan Quest 2012
Exploiting the Arctic
June 05, 2012
Exploiting the Arctic
The Arctic’s Northeast Passage is likely to become increasingly traversable. But who will make the rules?
Exploiting the Arctic
June 04, 2012
America Hedges Bets on China
Whether it’s a pivot or a rebalancing, the U.S. clearly has its eyes on a rising China when making policy.
America Hedges Bets on China
U.S. at Inflection Point?
June 03, 2012
U.S. at Inflection Point?
U.S. strategists sometimes talk about an inflection point for the military in Asia. But what do they mean?
U.S. at Inflection Point?
June 02, 2012
Scarborough Role for U.S.?
The U.S. must stand by its treaty ally the Philippines. Not doing would send a troubling message to other allies.
Scarborough Role for U.S.?
Will EU Drop Caspian Pipedream?
June 01, 2012
Will EU Drop Caspian Pipedream?
The only real answer to Europe’s dependence on Russian natural gas lies in Central Asia. Will it follow through?
Will EU Drop Caspian Pipedream?
Is China Trying to Split ASEAN?
May 30, 2012
Is China Trying to Split ASEAN?
China doesn’t want a military conflict over the Scarborough Shoal. A clash now would only unite ASEAN.
Is China Trying to Split ASEAN?
May 29, 2012
Clarification on North Korea
The Diplomat issues a clarification on reports of special forces activity in North Korea in a story yesterday.
Clarification on North Korea
Is Demography Destiny?
May 29, 2012
Is Demography Destiny?
How much are nations’ security policy influenced by demography? The answer has historically been complex.
Is Demography Destiny?
May 25, 2012
An Anti-Access History Lesson
The first Gulf War had a significant impact on the thinking of Chinese planners. And their anti-access strategy.
An Anti-Access History Lesson
War of Wits for Taiwan Air Force
May 23, 2012
War of Wits for Taiwan Air Force
There are plenty of reasons why Taiwan won’t get the F-35 if it asks. That doesn’t mean it’s not a good idea.
War of Wits for Taiwan Air Force
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