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China and North Korea Have a Mutual Defense Treaty, But When Would It Apply?
August 14, 2017
China and North Korea Have a Mutual Defense Treaty, But When Would It Apply?
China's assurances to North Korea would not apply if it began a war, but it would if were attacked first.
China and North Korea Have a Mutual Defense Treaty, But When Would It Apply?
North Korea's ICBM: A New Missile and a New Era
July 07, 2017
North Korea's ICBM: A New Missile and a New Era
North Korea didn’t just acquire an ICBM out of nowhere.
North Korea's ICBM: A New Missile and a New Era
$1 Billion For THAAD? Trump Chips Away at the US-South Korea Alliance
April 28, 2017
$1 Billion For THAAD? Trump Chips Away at the US-South Korea Alliance
Slowly but surely, Trump chips away at the foundations for reassurance in the U.S.-South Korea alliance.
$1 Billion For THAAD? Trump Chips Away at the US-South Korea Alliance
In Japan, James Mattis May Reiterate US Commitment to Senkaku Defense
February 01, 2017
In Japan, James Mattis May Reiterate US Commitment to Senkaku Defense
Trump's defense secretary will reaffirm U.S. commitments to Japan under Article V when he visits this week.
In Japan, James Mattis May Reiterate US Commitment to Senkaku Defense
What Duterte Demonstrates About US Security Commitments Abroad
October 11, 2016
What Duterte Demonstrates About US Security Commitments Abroad
There is little reason why the U.S. government should accept cynical free-riding behavior on the part of so-called allies.
What Duterte Demonstrates About US Security Commitments Abroad
Defeating China's Fortress Fleet and A2/AD Strategy: Lessons for the United States and Her Allies
June 20, 2016
Defeating China's Fortress Fleet and A2/AD Strategy: Lessons for the United States and Her Allies
China's built a fortress fleet to operationalize its A2/AD ambitions. How can the U.S. and her allies counter this?
Defeating China's Fortress Fleet and A2/AD Strategy: Lessons for the United States and Her Allies
Do the Obama Administration and PACOM Disagree on the South China Sea?
April 20, 2016
Do the Obama Administration and PACOM Disagree on the South China Sea?
And does it really matter if they do?
Do the Obama Administration and PACOM Disagree on the South China Sea?
A Deepening US-Japan Alliance: Be Careful What You Wish For
May 01, 2015
A Deepening US-Japan Alliance: Be Careful What You Wish For
A deepening U.S.-Japan alliance might actually hurt Japan's security interests
A Deepening US-Japan Alliance: Be Careful What You Wish For
Why the US Should Encourage Closer Sino-Indian Ties
January 27, 2015
Why the US Should Encourage Closer Sino-Indian Ties
A "deadlocked alliance" between Beijing and New Delhi may be good news for the United States.
Why the US Should Encourage Closer Sino-Indian Ties
South Korea Is Not a Revisionist Power
August 05, 2014
South Korea Is Not a Revisionist Power
Even as it deepens ties with China, South Korea takes steps to bolster the U.S.-led regional order.
South Korea Is Not a Revisionist Power
Why US Allies Shouldn’t Free Ride
July 26, 2014
Why US Allies Shouldn’t Free Ride
Apathy kills in alliance politics. U.S. allies should begin defending themselves if they want America to defend them.
Why US Allies Shouldn’t Free Ride
Northeast Asia's Diplomatic Status Quo Persists
July 04, 2014
Northeast Asia's Diplomatic Status Quo Persists
There is a flurry of diplomatic activity in Northeast Asia this week, but are things really changing?
Northeast Asia's Diplomatic Status Quo Persists
Should China Welcome an Asian NATO?
April 30, 2014
Should China Welcome an Asian NATO?
If China is truly concerned about a remilitarized Japan, it should embrace an Asian NATO.
Should China Welcome an Asian NATO?
Is an Asian NATO Possible?
April 17, 2014
Is an Asian NATO Possible?
A future NATO-like organization in Asia seems more likely than a European NATO seemed at the end of WWII.
Is an Asian NATO Possible?
Is a Philippine-Vietnam Alliance in the Making?
March 28, 2014
Is a Philippine-Vietnam Alliance in the Making?
Trends indicate that cooperation between the Philippines and Vietnam is expanding, but is an alliance on the horizon?
Is a Philippine-Vietnam Alliance in the Making?
Will the F-35 Live Up to the Hype?
January 04, 2014
Will the F-35 Live Up to the Hype?
Interservice and multi-national rivalries could undermine the Joint Strike Fighter. Then again, we may never know.
Will the F-35 Live Up to the Hype?
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