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COVID-19: A Reckoning for Russia’s Asian Energy Aims
May 21, 2020

COVID-19: A Reckoning for Russia’s Asian Energy Aims

By Nicholas Trickett
As COVID-19 fundamentally disrupts the energy market, Russia’s economic reliance on China deepens without much prospect for future growth.
India’s Turn Toward Economic ‘Self-Reliance’
May 16, 2020

India’s Turn Toward Economic ‘Self-Reliance’

By Ankit Panda
What's India's new "self-reliance" talk about?

What Will the Chinese Navy’s Next Frigate Look Like?
May 15, 2020

What Will the Chinese Navy’s Next Frigate Look Like?

By Rick Joe
The U.S. Navy has chosen its next frigate; what will China’s look like?

Fistfighting in the Himalayas: India and China Go Another Round
May 15, 2020

Fistfighting in the Himalayas: India and China Go Another Round

By Jeff Smith
The Indo-Chinese borderlands are rumbling again.

China’s Dual-Capable Missiles: A Dangerous Feature, Not a Bug
May 13, 2020

China’s Dual-Capable Missiles: A Dangerous Feature, Not a Bug

By Ankit Panda
The DF-26 IRBM’s ability to operate conventional and nuclear warheads creates dangerous inadvertent escalation risks.
Friends and Enemies: Making Sense of the CCP’s Overseas Political Interference
May 13, 2020

Friends and Enemies: Making Sense of the CCP’s Overseas Political Interference

By Ankit Panda
What are the ways in which the Chinese Communist Party seeks to protect its interests outside China’s borders?

Why China’s Technology Theft Poses a Bigger Challenge Than That of the Soviet Union
May 13, 2020

Why China’s Technology Theft Poses a Bigger Challenge Than That of the Soviet Union

By Robert Farley
China can better incorporate what it takes to “catch up.”
Making Sense of Vietnam’s Suspected COVID–19 Cyber Espionage on China
May 08, 2020

Making Sense of Vietnam’s Suspected COVID–19 Cyber Espionage on China

By Ankit Panda
How did Vietnamese state-backed hackers seek COVID–19 intelligence from Chinese authorities?

China and Gulf Security: Conspicuous By Its Absence
May 07, 2020

China and Gulf Security: Conspicuous By Its Absence

By Bonnie Girard
Countries from Europe to East Asia are conducting patrols to ensure safe shipping lanes through the Gulf. Why isn't China taking part?

How Will COVID-19 Reshape Asia’s Energy Future?
May 06, 2020

How Will COVID-19 Reshape Asia’s Energy Future?

By Prashanth Parameswaran
A closer look at how the coronavirus could affect opportunities and challenges in the region’s energy sector in the coming years.

Will Vietnam Lease Cam Ranh Bay to the United States?
May 06, 2020

Will Vietnam Lease Cam Ranh Bay to the United States?

By Carl Thayer
Is there any meat to the rumors that Vietnam would lease Cam Ranh Bay to the United States?
Japan’s Gradual Shift Toward Space Security
May 06, 2020

Japan’s Gradual Shift Toward Space Security

By Sam Wilson
Japan’s interest in military space activities will likely continue.

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