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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
June 03, 2011
Gates: China Military Ties Better
US Defence Secretary Robert Gates says US-China military ties are improving, though some concerns remain.
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.
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.
January 17, 2011
US analysts and policymakers have been slow to appreciate the pace of China’s military progress. Is this changing?
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?
January 13, 2011
China's Awkward Curtain Raiser
Gates’ Beijing visit was disappointing. The PLA appears more interested in sending a message than engaging.