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Welcome to Asia, Secretary Panetta
July 15, 2011

Welcome to Asia, Secretary Panetta

Asia is bound to be a focus for Leon Panetta as US defence secretary. With China’s rise, India and Pakistan squabbling and a belligerent North Korea, there’s plenty to do.

Time for Futenma Rethink
July 12, 2011

Time for Futenma Rethink

With little local support, it’s time for a rethink of the current plan to relocate US forces in Japan.

Asymmetry in Asia-Pacific
June 14, 2011

Asymmetry in Asia-Pacific

The US is well aware that China’s military doesn’t need to compete head-on. An asymmetric approach is more effective.

Is China Trying to Bankrupt US?
June 09, 2011

Is China Trying to Bankrupt US?

Does a cash-strapped US face a Cold War redux as China encourages it to ramp up defence spending? Boosting alliances is the way to respond, says Brad Glosserman.

US Eyes Singapore Base
June 06, 2011

US Eyes Singapore Base

Robert Gates announces a new US Navy presence in Singapore. Is the plan a response to China’s naval build-up?

Gates: China Military Ties Better
June 03, 2011

Gates: China Military Ties Better

US Defence Secretary Robert Gates says US-China military ties are improving, though some concerns remain.

Pentagon Turns Eyes Toward Asia
February 21, 2011

Pentagon Turns Eyes Toward Asia

The new US military strategy underscores the challenge of a rising China. But there’s more to the plans than just more hardware spending.

The Dangers of Korean Unification
February 10, 2011

The Dangers of Korean Unification

Egypt has shown how fast events can transform political landscapes. It’s not too early to start preparing for North Korea’s possible collapse—and for reunification.

January 31, 2011

At What Cost Stealth?

The biggest obstacle to China developing a fleet of stealth J-20 fighters could be the cost of producing them.

Underestimating China
January 17, 2011

Underestimating China

US analysts and policymakers have been slow to appreciate the pace of China’s military progress. Is this changing?

Vietnam Presses the Flesh in Asia
January 13, 2011

Vietnam Presses the Flesh in Asia

But are its efforts to bolster ties with the US and Asian nations only about containing China—and protecting its territorial interests?

China's Awkward Curtain Raiser
January 13, 2011

China's Awkward Curtain Raiser

Gates’ Beijing visit was disappointing. The PLA appears more interested in sending a message than engaging.

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