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The Most Important Shanghai Cooperation Summit Ever?
September 23, 2022

The Most Important Shanghai Cooperation Summit Ever?

By Ankit Panda and Catherine Putz
The SCO meets at a time of geopolitical flux in the Asian heartland. What’s the significance?

Strengthening Integrated Air and Missile Defense for the Japan-US Alliance
September 23, 2022

Strengthening Integrated Air and Missile Defense for the Japan-US Alliance

By Carl Rehberg, Chris Bassler , and Herbert Kemp
The Japan-U.S. alliance has made steady and incremental progress toward preparing for future crises and contingencies. More needs to be done.
Bjorka, the Online Hacker Trying To Take Down the Indonesian Government
September 23, 2022

Bjorka, the Online Hacker Trying To Take Down the Indonesian Government

By Aisyah Llewellyn
With a series of high-profile hacks, the as-yet unidentified culprit has highlighted yawning gaps in the nation's cyber defenses.

North Korea Denies Sending Arms to Russia Amid Ukraine War
September 22, 2022

North Korea Denies Sending Arms to Russia Amid Ukraine War

By Kim Tong-Hyung
“We have never exported weapons or ammunition to Russia before and we will not plan to export them,” state media quoted a North Korean official as saying.

Making Sense of Biden’s Taiwan Policy
September 22, 2022

Making Sense of Biden’s Taiwan Policy

By Denny Roy
The Biden team thinks its adjustments to Taiwan policy will prevent a miscalculation by Beijing. Unfortunately, that may itself be a miscalculation.

Pakistan’s Scramble for a Peaceful and Stable Afghanistan
September 22, 2022

Pakistan’s Scramble for a Peaceful and Stable Afghanistan

By Mohammad Ali Zafar
The country's initial euphoria at the Taliban victory has given way to concern as several troubling developments threaten its regional interests.

Escalating Conflict on the Kyrgyz-Tajik Border: Whither the Regional Security Order?
September 22, 2022

Escalating Conflict on the Kyrgyz-Tajik Border: Whither the Regional Security Order?

By Asel Doolotkeldieva and Madeleine Reeves
Conflicts have intensified across the former Soviet Union, now in Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan. It’s a worrying and disillusioning development for the region. 
As Russia Mobilizes, Central Asian Embassies Warn Citizens Against Joining a Foreign War
September 22, 2022

As Russia Mobilizes, Central Asian Embassies Warn Citizens Against Joining a Foreign War

By Catherine Putz
The risks of Central Asian migrant workers being pressured into joining Russia’s war effort have intensified in tandem with Moscow’s desperation.

US Moves Toward ‘Strategic Clarity’ Reveal Old Rifts in China-US Relations
September 22, 2022

US Moves Toward ‘Strategic Clarity’ Reveal Old Rifts in China-US Relations

By Kuan-Ting Chen and Joe Baldock
As President Biden doubles down on his commitment to defend Taiwan, the discrepancies between Chinese and U.S. interpretations of their foundational diplomatic policies are beginning to show.

Japan to Abandon Controversial Training Program for Myanmar Cadets
September 21, 2022

Japan to Abandon Controversial Training Program for Myanmar Cadets

By Sebastian Strangio
A Defense Ministry spokesperson said that the decision was a response to the military junta's shocking execution of four political prisoners in July.

Building Taiwan’s Own Area Denial Capabilities
September 21, 2022

Building Taiwan’s Own Area Denial Capabilities

By Pei-Shiue Hsieh
Taiwan can use long-range anti-ship missiles to create its own A2/AD strategy.
How China’s Military Is Preparing for War With Taiwan
September 19, 2022

How China’s Military Is Preparing for War With Taiwan

By Mercy A. Kuo
Insights from Joel Wuthnow.

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