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How Should South Korea’s Next President Approach OPCON Transfer?
September 24, 2021

How Should South Korea’s Next President Approach OPCON Transfer?

By Sukjoon Yoon
Let's hope that the next president does not paint themselves into a corner on OPCON transfer, as President Moon Jae-in unfortunately did.

Malaysia to Seek Chinese ‘Views’ on New AUKUS Security Pact
September 24, 2021

Malaysia to Seek Chinese ‘Views’ on New AUKUS Security Pact

By Sebastian Strangio
The announcement came after the Malaysian PM said the new security pact could be a “catalyst for a nuclear arms race in the Indo-Pacific region.”
Star General Chang Dingqiu Takes Command of China’s Air Force
September 24, 2021

Star General Chang Dingqiu Takes Command of China’s Air Force

By Marcus Clay and Rod Lee
Is he the commander that the People’s Liberation Army Air Force has been waiting for?

Does AUKUS Augment or Diminish the Quad?
September 23, 2021

Does AUKUS Augment or Diminish the Quad?

By Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan
AUKUS fits into a growing network of minilaterials crisscrossing the Indo-Pacific and rooted in shared strategic interests.

Protecting Indonesia’s Sovereignty in the North Natuna Sea
September 23, 2021

Protecting Indonesia’s Sovereignty in the North Natuna Sea

By Beni Sukadis
The recent entry of Chinese vessels into Indonesia's EEZ highlights the need for Jakarta to get serious about protecting its sovereignty.

AUKUS: The View from ASEAN
September 23, 2021

AUKUS: The View from ASEAN

By Laura Southgate
The new trilateral security partnership has highlighted the bloc's inability to speak with one voice.

Blame Game Won’t Help Pakistan’s Cricketing Cause
September 23, 2021

Blame Game Won’t Help Pakistan’s Cricketing Cause

By Umair Jamal
No Pakistani official has admitted to concerns emerging from the deteriorating security situation in Pakistan and the region.
The AUKUS Nuclear Submarine Deal: Unanswered Questions for Australia
September 22, 2021

The AUKUS Nuclear Submarine Deal: Unanswered Questions for Australia

By Michael Clarke
From specific details of the submarines to the larger implications for Australia’s military and regional strategy, there are lots of question marks.

Despite Afghanistan Withdrawal, Americans Continue to Support US Presence in South Korea
September 22, 2021

Despite Afghanistan Withdrawal, Americans Continue to Support US Presence in South Korea

By Juni Kim
A recent KEI-YouGov survey indicates most Americans support the South Korea-U.S. alliance and see crucial U.S. interests at stake in East Asia.

South Korea Commits to Combatting Increased Ransomware Attacks
September 22, 2021

South Korea Commits to Combatting Increased Ransomware Attacks

By Jason Bartlett
Ransomware functions as an inexpensive tool to disrupt both major and minor network systems with potentially high financial gain.

Does the Afghan Debacle Signal Declining US Influence?
September 22, 2021

Does the Afghan Debacle Signal Declining US Influence?

By Niha Dagia
Experts say to maintain influence Washington “will need at a minimum to recognize the Taliban government.”
How Will the Taliban Affect Violent Extremism in Mindanao?
September 22, 2021

How Will the Taliban Affect Violent Extremism in Mindanao?

By Kenneth Yeo
Violent extremists in the southern Philippines have generally remained aloof from global jihadist currents, but Manila should not be complacent.

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