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China Says Nuclear Fuel Rods Damaged, No Radiation Leak
June 16, 2021

China Says Nuclear Fuel Rods Damaged, No Radiation Leak

By Joe McDonald
"There is no problem of radioactive leakage to the environment," China’s Ministry of Ecology and Environment said in a statement.

China’s Afghanistan Challenge and the Central Asian Dilemma 
June 16, 2021

China’s Afghanistan Challenge and the Central Asian Dilemma 

By Niva Yau and Raffaello Pantucci
None expect China to replace the United States in military terms, but Central Asia may hope Beijing plays a more substantial role in Afghanistan.
Indonesia Clinches Deal for 8 Italian-Made Frigates
June 16, 2021

Indonesia Clinches Deal for 8 Italian-Made Frigates

By Sebastian Strangio
The announcement represents one part of a sharp planned increase in Indonesia's defense spending.

India and China, One Year After the Galwan Clash
June 16, 2021

India and China, One Year After the Galwan Clash

By Ankit Panda
Are New Delhi and Beijing in a new bilateral era?

Duterte Postpones Cancellation of US Defense Agreement, Again
June 16, 2021

Duterte Postpones Cancellation of US Defense Agreement, Again

By Sebastian Strangio
It seems increasingly likely that the Visiting Forces Agreement will survive Duterte's term in office.

Attacks Target Polio Teams in East Afghanistan, 5 Killed
June 16, 2021

Attacks Target Polio Teams in East Afghanistan, 5 Killed

By Kathy Gannon and Tameem Akhgar
Afghanistan and neighboring Pakistan are the only two remaining countries in the world where polio is endemic.

US Navy’s Zumwalt Destroyers to Carry 12 Hypersonic Weapons in 2025
June 15, 2021

US Navy’s Zumwalt Destroyers to Carry 12 Hypersonic Weapons in 2025

By Steven Stashwick
The 2022 U.S. Navy budget plans add details about hypersonic deployment.
The Politics of China’s Space Power
June 14, 2021

The Politics of China’s Space Power

By Mercy A. Kuo
Insights from Lincoln Hines.

Good China-Russia Relations Are Here to Stay
June 14, 2021

Good China-Russia Relations Are Here to Stay

By Janko Šćepanović,
A Russia-U.S. détente is unlikely to happen any time soon.

Rare Earths in Myanmar: Unobtanium?
June 14, 2021

Rare Earths in Myanmar: Unobtanium?

By Sribala Subramanian
Despite its present political turmoil, Myanmar controls the supply of critical metals for clean energy products.

The Promise and Peril of Technological Competition
June 12, 2021

The Promise and Peril of Technological Competition

By Jacob Parakilas
The Senate bill to increase U.S. technological competitiveness with China does not address the most important part of the competition to come.
Look for an Increasingly Active Canada in the South China Sea
June 12, 2021

Look for an Increasingly Active Canada in the South China Sea

By Jacob Benjamin
A number of factors are pushing Ottawa to increase both its rhetoric about and naval presence in the disputed water.

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