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Will China Take Advantage of the Japan-South Korea Security Rift?
September 09, 2019

Will China Take Advantage of the Japan-South Korea Security Rift?

By Ankit Panda
When Seoul and Tokyo bicker, Beijing senses opportunity.

What Does the 2019 Balikatan Exercise Tell Us About the US-Philippines Alliance?
April 01, 2019

What Does the 2019 Balikatan Exercise Tell Us About the US-Philippines Alliance?

By Prashanth Parameswaran
The exercise highlights some of the ongoing activity in the defense aspect of the relationship amid broader trends.
Managing the US-Philippines Alliance: The Limits of Commitment Clarity
March 13, 2019

Managing the US-Philippines Alliance: The Limits of Commitment Clarity

By Prashanth Parameswaran
While Washington's new commitment clarity may be significant, the broader and longer-term challenges of alliance management remain.

Where Is the US-Thailand Alliance Amid the 2019 Cobra Gold Military Exercises?
February 10, 2019

Where Is the US-Thailand Alliance Amid the 2019 Cobra Gold Military Exercises?

By Prashanth Parameswaran
The interaction will spotlight the state of the alliance and the challenges both sides face in managing it this year and beyond.

Reviewing the US-Philippines Alliance: Between Risks and Opportunities
February 10, 2019

Reviewing the US-Philippines Alliance: Between Risks and Opportunities

By Prashanth Parameswaran
While calls for reviewing the alliance may be understandable, both sides should carefully weigh the risks and opportunities as they assess options.

US-Thailand Anti-Submarine Warfare Exercise Kicks off in Andaman Sea
April 24, 2018

US-Thailand Anti-Submarine Warfare Exercise Kicks off in Andaman Sea

By Prashanth Parameswaran
Development spotlights ongoing defense cooperation between the two allies, despite deeper challenges.

Why the New US-Philippines Military Pact’s First Project Launch Matters
April 19, 2018

Why the New US-Philippines Military Pact’s First Project Launch Matters

By Prashanth Parameswaran
The launch of the first EDCA project this week deserves attention amid a challenging context for the U.S.-Philippine alliance in the Duterte era.
What’s Behind the New US-Thailand Military Facility Hype?
January 05, 2018

What’s Behind the New US-Thailand Military Facility Hype?

By Prashanth Parameswaran
Old alliance dynamics are at work in a new controversy.

What the Trump-Turnbull Call Tells Us About the Future of US Alliances in Asia
February 03, 2017

What the Trump-Turnbull Call Tells Us About the Future of US Alliances in Asia

By Ankit Panda and Prashanth Parameswaran
Does the example of the Trump-Turnbull call portend a downturn for U.S. alliances around the Asia-Pacific?

The US-ROK Alliance Needs a Boost on Regional Challenges
July 19, 2016

The US-ROK Alliance Needs a Boost on Regional Challenges

By Randall G. Schriver and Samuel J. Mun
The two countries must take concrete steps to coordinate their approach toward regional issues.

The Pentagon's Third Offset Strategy: What US Allies and Partners Need to Know
April 28, 2015

The Pentagon's Third Offset Strategy: What US Allies and Partners Need to Know

By Van Jackson
What's behind the Pentagon's thinking?
Should the US Proliferate A2/AD in Asia?
October 24, 2014

Should the US Proliferate A2/AD in Asia?

By Robert Farley
The United States shouldn't rush into arming its allies with anti-access/area denial technologies.

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