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Sri Lanka Asks China to Postpone Research Ship’s Port Call
August 10, 2022

Sri Lanka Asks China to Postpone Research Ship’s Port Call

By Krishan Francis
India had objected to the Yuan Wang 5’s scheduled visit to the Chinese-owned port of Hambantota.

Will We See North Korean Forces in Eastern Ukraine?
August 10, 2022

Will We See North Korean Forces in Eastern Ukraine?

By A.B. Abrams
How a military commitment by Pyongyang could materialize.
US Compacts of Free Association Are Key to Deterring a Taiwan Contingency
August 09, 2022

US Compacts of Free Association Are Key to Deterring a Taiwan Contingency

By Angela Smith
The current COFA renegotiation processes will have a huge impact on peace in the Pacific.

US and India Score Tactical Victories Vis-à-Vis China in Taiwan and Sri Lanka
August 09, 2022

US and India Score Tactical Victories Vis-à-Vis China in Taiwan and Sri Lanka

By Rathindra Kuruwita
This could prompt China to fast-track plans to challenge the current rules-based international order.

China-US Tensions a Moment of Reckoning for the Indo-Pacific Order
August 09, 2022

China-US Tensions a Moment of Reckoning for the Indo-Pacific Order

By Monish Tourangbam and Radhey Tambi
What do hard times in China-US relations portend for other stakeholders in a “free, open, inclusive and rules based” Indo-Pacific, such as India? 

The War in Ukraine: Lessons for Mongolia
August 09, 2022

The War in Ukraine: Lessons for Mongolia

By Tuvshinzaya Gantulga
The war reminded Mongolians that they now have no choice but to prepare for all eventualities, because no other country will step in to save them.

China Extends Threatening Military Exercises Around Taiwan
August 09, 2022

China Extends Threatening Military Exercises Around Taiwan

By Associated Press
Exercises near Taiwan were scheduled to end on August 7, but China’s military has announced new drills for the next week.
Officials: Pakistani Militant Leader Killed in Afghanistan
August 08, 2022

Officials: Pakistani Militant Leader Killed in Afghanistan

By Munir Ahmed
The death of Abdul Wali, also widely known as Omar Khalid Khurasani, deals a heavy blow to the Pakistani Taliban.

Amid Russia-Ukraine War, China Could Dominate the Value Arms Market
August 08, 2022

Amid Russia-Ukraine War, China Could Dominate the Value Arms Market

By Vasabjit Banerjee and Benjamin Tkach
If Russian arms exports decline in the wake of its invasion of Ukraine, China stands to benefit – unless the U.S. moves to prevent it.  

The Strategic Logic of Nancy Pelosi’s Visit to Taiwan
August 05, 2022

The Strategic Logic of Nancy Pelosi’s Visit to Taiwan

By James Lee and M. Patrick Hulme
Why did Pelosi go to Taiwan? Because Congress’ stance is particularly important for ensuring U.S. deterrence.

Restraint May Be the Biden Administration’s Best Answer to the Taiwan Crisis
August 05, 2022

Restraint May Be the Biden Administration’s Best Answer to the Taiwan Crisis

By John Brake
A preoccupation with showing resolve has long been hard-wired into U.S. foreign policy. But conspicuous restraint would reinforce the United States’ position as a responsible power – and head off an escalating crisis.
Making Sense of the Nepal Army’s Engagement With Big Powers
August 05, 2022

Making Sense of the Nepal Army’s Engagement With Big Powers

By Biswas Baral
China, India, and the U.S. all want to influence Nepal through engagement with its army. What does the Nepal Army want?

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