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South China Sea: Two US Navy Warships Conduct Freedom of Navigation Operation in Paracel Islands
May 28, 2018
South China Sea: Two US Navy Warships Conduct Freedom of Navigation Operation in Paracel Islands
The latest freedom of navigation operation involved two U.S. warships.
South China Sea: Two US Navy Warships Conduct Freedom of Navigation Operation in Paracel Islands
How Leaving China in the Dark Helped Doom the Trump-Kim Summit
May 26, 2018
How Leaving China in the Dark Helped Doom the Trump-Kim Summit
Trump's failure to coordinate with China before attempting North Korea diplomacy doomed the endeavor from the start.
How Leaving China in the Dark Helped Doom the Trump-Kim Summit
What’s Behind China’s Mining at the Disputed Sino-Indian Border?
May 25, 2018
What’s Behind China’s Mining at the Disputed Sino-Indian Border?
Is China replicating its South China Sea strategy in regions disputed with India?
What’s Behind China’s Mining at the Disputed Sino-Indian Border?
What the Trump Administration's Decision to Disinvite the Chinese Navy From RIMPAC 2018 Means
May 24, 2018
What the Trump Administration's Decision to Disinvite the Chinese Navy From RIMPAC 2018 Means
The U.S. takes a long overdue step, but don't expect it to shift the needle on how China behaves in the South China Sea.
What the Trump Administration's Decision to Disinvite the Chinese Navy From RIMPAC 2018 Means
The Trump-Kim Summit, North Korea's 'New Strategic Line,' and Pompeo's 'Bold Approach' 2.0
May 23, 2018
The Trump-Kim Summit, North Korea's 'New Strategic Line,' and Pompeo's 'Bold Approach' 2.0
The United States is right that North Korea seeks economic betterment, but misses the mark on how it seeks this goal.
The Trump-Kim Summit, North Korea's 'New Strategic Line,' and Pompeo's 'Bold Approach' 2.0
South China Sea: What China's First Strategic Bomber Landing on Woody Island Means
May 22, 2018
South China Sea: What China's First Strategic Bomber Landing on Woody Island Means
Expect these bombers to come to one of China's three airstrip-equipped Spratly artificial islands soon.
South China Sea: What China's First Strategic Bomber Landing on Woody Island Means
Working with Vietnam, Russia's Rosneft Draws China’s Ire
May 19, 2018
Working with Vietnam, Russia's Rosneft Draws China’s Ire
Rosneft is a crucial arm of Russian foreign policy, yet functions at times without direct Kremlin involvement.
Working with Vietnam, Russia's Rosneft Draws China’s Ire
Trump's 'Libya Model' Remark on North Korea Was a Threat and May Sink the June 12 Summit
May 18, 2018
Trump's 'Libya Model' Remark on North Korea Was a Threat and May Sink the June 12 Summit
Trump tried to reassure Kim, but instead ended up reminding him why he needs his nuclear weapons.
Trump's 'Libya Model' Remark on North Korea Was a Threat and May Sink the June 12 Summit
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
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’?
North Korea Cancels High-level Inter-Korean Meeting, Threatens US Summit Cancellation, Over US-ROK Exercises
May 16, 2018
North Korea Cancels High-level Inter-Korean Meeting, Threatens US Summit Cancellation, Over US-ROK Exercises
North Korea unexpectedly cancelled a high-level inter-Korean summit, throwing recent diplomatic rapprochement into question.
North Korea Cancels High-level Inter-Korean Meeting, Threatens US Summit Cancellation, Over US-ROK Exercises
US Intelligence: North Korean Nuclear Test Site Modifications Would Take 'Weeks to Months' to Reverse
May 15, 2018
US Intelligence: North Korean Nuclear Test Site Modifications Would Take 'Weeks to Months' to Reverse
North Korea is making significant alterations to its nuclear test site, but none that are irreversible just yet.
US Intelligence: North Korean Nuclear Test Site Modifications Would Take 'Weeks to Months' to Reverse
Could the US Navy Blockade China in Wartime?
May 14, 2018
Could the US Navy Blockade China in Wartime?
Blockading mainland China presents a range of strategic setbacks for the United States.
Could the US Navy Blockade China in Wartime?
We Need to Talk About North Korea's Intermediate-Range Ballistic Missiles
May 14, 2018
We Need to Talk About North Korea's Intermediate-Range Ballistic Missiles
Zeroing in on North Korea's intercontinental-range ballistic missiles is a counterproductive approach for the Trump administration.
We Need to Talk About North Korea's Intermediate-Range Ballistic Missiles
As China's Type 001A Carrier Enters Sea Trials, What's Next for the PLAN's Carrier Force?
May 14, 2018
As China's Type 001A Carrier Enters Sea Trials, What's Next for the PLAN's Carrier Force?
China's first indigenously built and designed carrier is an important milestone for the PLAN.
As China's Type 001A Carrier Enters Sea Trials, What's Next for the PLAN's Carrier Force?
China Flies Su-35 Fighters Over Bashi Channel for First Time
May 12, 2018
China Flies Su-35 Fighters Over Bashi Channel for First Time
Chinese Su-35 fighter jets and H-6K bombers circled Taiwan during a long-range patrol.
China Flies Su-35 Fighters Over Bashi Channel for First Time
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