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The Gaps in the New Regional Security Architecture for the Indo-Pacific
October 16, 2021

The Gaps in the New Regional Security Architecture for the Indo-Pacific

By Hanns W. Maull
The current effort – including AUKUS and the Quad – is missing three critical ingredients compared to early efforts in Cold War Europe.

Ahead of Latest Mission, China Renews Space Cooperation Vow
October 16, 2021

Ahead of Latest Mission, China Renews Space Cooperation Vow

By Associated Press
China is sending three astronauts to spend six months aboard its space station – which it built after being excluded from the ISS.
How Will Japan’s Cybersecurity Posture Impact its Relations With China?
October 16, 2021

How Will Japan’s Cybersecurity Posture Impact its Relations With China?

By Thomas Glucksmann
Japan’s new Kishida government seeks to bolster the national response to cyber threats from China, the country’s largest export market. What could go wrong?      

Why Do Armed Robot Dogs Make Us Uncomfortable?
October 15, 2021

Why Do Armed Robot Dogs Make Us Uncomfortable?

By Jacob Parakilas
Is it the function of an armed robot dog that raises eyebrows, or its form?

From Battleground to Table: Can Pakistan-TTP Talks Work?
October 14, 2021

From Battleground to Table: Can Pakistan-TTP Talks Work?

By Mariam Shah
Pakistan cannot stay on a war footing forever. It's time to give peace a chance – but Pakistan must do it the right way.

Explaining the PLA’s Record-Setting Air Incursions Into Taiwan’s ADIZ
October 14, 2021

Explaining the PLA’s Record-Setting Air Incursions Into Taiwan’s ADIZ

By Adrian Ang U-Jin and Olli Pekka Suorsa
Multiple reasons likely contributed to the spike in incursions and sorties in early October.

‘The Battle at Lake Changjin’ and China’s New View of War
October 14, 2021

‘The Battle at Lake Changjin’ and China’s New View of War

By Carice Witte
War was once viewed as a danger to the ruling party. Now it is perceived as a way to strengthen CCP’s position.
Disquiet on India’s Northern Front
October 14, 2021

Disquiet on India’s Northern Front

By Sudha Ramachandran
With the 13th round of the India-China military talks failing, Indian and Chinese soldiers will have to suffer another freezing winter in the Himalayas.

AUKUS: A New Justification for Thailand’s Submarine Acquisition Plans?
October 14, 2021

AUKUS: A New Justification for Thailand’s Submarine Acquisition Plans?

By Tita Sanglee
The new trilateral security partnership could bolster the Thai navy's long-standing submarine plans, but many obstacles remain.

Malaysian Defense Minister Hoping for ASEAN Consensus on AUKUS
October 13, 2021

Malaysian Defense Minister Hoping for ASEAN Consensus on AUKUS

By Sebastian Strangio
A consensus statement on the new partnership would be the beginning of its efforts to formulate a joint approach to burgeoning Sino-American rivalry.

Seismic Shifts in Geopolitics and the Challenge for ASEAN
October 13, 2021

Seismic Shifts in Geopolitics and the Challenge for ASEAN

By Luke Hunt
Bradley Murg discusses Chinese debt, AUKUS, and grandiose ambitions.
Can the Taliban Suppress the Potent Islamic State Threat?
October 12, 2021

Can the Taliban Suppress the Potent Islamic State Threat?

By Samya Kullab
In the past, Islamic State attacks in Afghanistan targeted the government and its Western allies. Now it's the Taliban, without allies, in control of the state.

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