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A New Chapter for India-US Defense Ties
January 27, 2023

A New Chapter for India-US Defense Ties

By Basant S. Sanghera
Biden and Modi have a robust engagement calendar. The U.S. should leverage these opportunities to develop an ambitious roadmap for deepening defense ties with India. 

Why Aircraft Crash So Often in Nepal
January 27, 2023

Why Aircraft Crash So Often in Nepal

By Santosh Sharma Poudel
Airline operators and government agencies rarely comply with safety regulations. Their ties with politicians shield them from scrutiny.
Where Does South Asia Fit Now in US Security and Defense Strategies?
January 26, 2023

Where Does South Asia Fit Now in US Security and Defense Strategies?

By Monish Tourangbam and Vasu Sharma
A changing geopolitical landscape requires the U.S. to re-evaluate its South Asia policy and how it positions the region within its larger strategic calculus. 

Robert Einhorn on South Korea’s Nuclear Weapon Development
January 24, 2023

Robert Einhorn on South Korea’s Nuclear Weapon Development

By Mitch Shin
“If North Korea's nuclear threat continues to grow, the answer is not for the United States to support a South Korean nuclear weapons program.”

Unmanned Systems in China’s Maritime ‘Gray Zone Operations’
January 23, 2023

Unmanned Systems in China’s Maritime ‘Gray Zone Operations’

By Prakash Panneerselvam
While China's autonomous underwater technologies are predominantly used for marine scientific research, they can also be used for military activities.

What the US Gets Wrong About Taiwan and Deterrence
January 23, 2023

What the US Gets Wrong About Taiwan and Deterrence

By Michael D. Swaine
Rather than preventing a war with China over Taiwan, a policy centered on military deterrence could spark one.

New Year, Old Moves: China, Philippines, and the South China Sea
January 23, 2023

New Year, Old Moves: China, Philippines, and the South China Sea

By Vincent Kyle Parada
Although both sides have kept it low key, Chinese coast guard activities are continuing in areas claimed by Manila.
Is South Korea Considering Nuclear Weapons? 
January 23, 2023

Is South Korea Considering Nuclear Weapons? 

By Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan
Whether South Korea builds a nuclear bomb on its own or not, nuclear weapons are gaining greater importance in the national security thinking of many states in the Indo-Pacific. 

The Resurgence of Terrorism in Pakistan
January 23, 2023

The Resurgence of Terrorism in Pakistan

By Abdul Basit
Without revisiting its myopic Afghan policy, a new counterterrorism campaign alone will not fix Pakistan's mounting challenges with terrorism.

The Continuing Threat of Self-Radicalization in Singapore
January 23, 2023

The Continuing Threat of Self-Radicalization in Singapore

By Mohamed Bin Ali
The internet and social media have created a host of novel internal challenges for the city-state's authorities.

The True Significance of the China-India Yangtse Clash 
January 21, 2023

The True Significance of the China-India Yangtse Clash 

By Ivan Lidarev
The clash in late 2022 revealed much about the future direction of Sino-Indian relations.
10 Reasons Xi Won’t Attack Taiwan Anytime Soon  
January 20, 2023

10 Reasons Xi Won’t Attack Taiwan Anytime Soon  

By Hemant Adlakha
Yes, Chinese leader Xi Jinping has ambitions for absorbing Taiwan. But so did all his predecessors. 

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