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China's Non-state Universities: What It Takes to Succeed
September 17, 2019

China's Non-state Universities: What It Takes to Succeed

By Olivia A. Halsall
What happens when a local Chinese tycoon establishes a non-state university with private funds?
US Defense Contractor to Build Upgrade Facility for F-35 Stealth Fighters in Japan
September 17, 2019

US Defense Contractor to Build Upgrade Facility for F-35 Stealth Fighters in Japan

By Franz-Stefan Gady
U.S. defense firm Lockheed Martin has been awarded a contract to build a F-35 maintenance repair and upgrade facility in Japan.

Why China's Military Wants to Control These 2 Waterways in East Asia
September 15, 2019

Why China's Military Wants to Control These 2 Waterways in East Asia

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The Bashi Channel and Miyako Strait constitute critical chokepoints for Chinese military operations both along and beyond the so-called first island chain.

South China Sea: US Navy Warship Conducts Freedom of Navigation Operation Near Paracel Islands
September 15, 2019

South China Sea: US Navy Warship Conducts Freedom of Navigation Operation Near Paracel Islands

By Ankit Panda
A U.S. Navy warship sailed near China-held features in the Paracel Islands.

US Sanctions Three North Korean Entities Linked to Cyberattacks, Theft
September 15, 2019

US Sanctions Three North Korean Entities Linked to Cyberattacks, Theft

By Ankit Panda
The well-known Lazarus Group and two sub-groups were sanctioned.
The Politics of Hate and Artistic Expression in Japan
September 14, 2019

The Politics of Hate and Artistic Expression in Japan

By Jeff Kingston
Organizers of the 2019 Aichi Triennale, a sprawling showcase of contemporary art, got more publicity than they bargained for.

South Korea Divided Over Nomination of Controversial Justice Minister
September 14, 2019

South Korea Divided Over Nomination of Controversial Justice Minister

By Tae-jun Kang
The polarization from Cho Kuk's nomination threatens to hang over Korean politics for a while.
Growing India-South Korea Strategic Synergy: The Defense Domain
September 13, 2019

Growing India-South Korea Strategic Synergy: The Defense Domain

By Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan
The two countries are moving closer in the security domain.

China-Thailand Military Ties in the Headlines With New Shipbuilding Pact
September 13, 2019

China-Thailand Military Ties in the Headlines With New Shipbuilding Pact

By Prashanth Parameswaran
The new deal spotlighted the security aspect of the relationship between the two countries.

A Lockdown in Central Beijing
September 13, 2019

A Lockdown in Central Beijing

By Bonnie Girard
The Chinese capital locked up tourists and business travelers will little advance notice, all for a parade rehearsal.

US State Department Greenlights $3.3 Billion Missile Sale to Japan
September 12, 2019

US State Department Greenlights $3.3 Billion Missile Sale to Japan

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The U.S. State Department has approved a possible sale of 73 U.S.-made supersonic ballistic missile interceptors to Japan.
North Korea Conducts Second Test of ‘Super-Large’ Multiple Launch Rocket System
September 12, 2019

North Korea Conducts Second Test of ‘Super-Large’ Multiple Launch Rocket System

By Ankit Panda
The test marks the tenth missile launch event this year in North Korea.

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