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Philippines Calls for International Probe Into Environmental Damage at Disputed Shoal

Philippines Calls for International Probe Into Environmental Damage at Disputed Shoal

By Sebastian Strangio
The Philippine Coast Guard claims that Chinese fishermen hunting giant clams have caused significant damage to the reefs at Scarborough Shoal.

‘The Sentinel State’: China’s Pervasive Surveillance Apparatus

‘The Sentinel State’: China’s Pervasive Surveillance Apparatus

By Mercy A. Kuo
Insights from Minxin Pei.
Arakan Army Takes Key Town in Western Myanmar, While Denying Rohingya Attacks

Arakan Army Takes Key Town in Western Myanmar, While Denying Rohingya Attacks

By Sebastian Strangio
Rights groups have accused the Arakan Army of displacing tens of thousands of Rohingya civilians during its seizure of the town of Buthidaung.

Russian Fighter Deal Reflects Indonesia’s Goal of a ‘Sanctions-Proof’ Economy

Russian Fighter Deal Reflects Indonesia’s Goal of a ‘Sanctions-Proof’ Economy

By A. B. Abrams
As geopolitical tensions grow, Jakarta is seeking to insulate its military, and its economy, from possible Western pressure.

Taking Stock of Russia-Central Asia Relations in 2024

Taking Stock of Russia-Central Asia Relations in 2024

By Ankit Panda and Catherine Putz
What do Russia and the Central Asian republics stand to gain from each other?

‘Cold War 2.0’: George Takach on the Evolving World Order

‘Cold War 2.0’: George Takach on the Evolving World Order

By Kenji Yoshida
“Innovations like artificial intelligence and semiconductor technology are expected to be pivotal battlegrounds in this New Cold War era.”

Will China Succeed in Creating an Asian Security Order?

Will China Succeed in Creating an Asian Security Order?

By Richard Ghiasy and Jagannath Panda
China’s vision for the Asian security order has a strong emphasis on cooperative security, but Beijing, despite new initiatives, is not quite sure how to make it happen.  
Yes, Japan Will Defend Taiwan 

Yes, Japan Will Defend Taiwan 

By Ryan C. Bercaw
For Japan, peace in the Taiwan Strait is a matter of national survival. A proper discussion of Japanese intervention should thus ask “how” not “if.” 

The Indo-Pacific Could Be Within Europe’s Reach 

The Indo-Pacific Could Be Within Europe’s Reach 

By Francis Shin
The U.K.-led Joint Expeditionary Force could potentially provide a framework to grow Europe’s security presence in the Indo-Pacific. 

Japan and the Philippines Increase Their Focus on Island Defense

Japan and the Philippines Increase Their Focus on Island Defense

By Christopher Woody
Growing Chinese assertiveness in the East and South China seas has forced the two U.S. allies to reorient their defense strategies.

The Great Debate Over South Korea Developing Nuclear Weapons Is Back

The Great Debate Over South Korea Developing Nuclear Weapons Is Back

By Mitch Shin
Despite a destabilized Korean Peninsula due to North Korean missile developments, acquiring nuclear weapons would be a dead end for Seoul.
India and China: Trading With the Enemy

India and China: Trading With the Enemy

By Shreya Upadhyay
Political and security tensions are on the rise, but so is the value of China-India trade. 

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