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NATO’s New Mission: Keep America in, Russia Down, and China Out

NATO’s New Mission: Keep America in, Russia Down, and China Out

By Tereza Novotna, Youngjun Kim, and Silvia Menegazzi
NATO has been taking its lessons from the Euro-Atlantic area to prepare for contingencies in the Indo-Pacific. 

Equipping the Japan-US Alliance to Handle China’s Disinformation Operations

Equipping the Japan-US Alliance to Handle China’s Disinformation Operations

By Jeffrey W. Hornung and Mina Pollmann
While much of the recent analytical focus has been on its role in a crisis, disinformation can have pernicious, real-world effects in peacetime. 
China, Philippines Reach ‘Provisional’ Deal Over Disputed Shoal

China, Philippines Reach ‘Provisional’ Deal Over Disputed Shoal

By Sebastian Strangio
The agreement, which is designed to reduce tensions at Second Thomas Shoal, was the subject of immediate disagreement between Beijing and Manila.

Securing Submarine Cables: A Critical Imperative for Indo-Pacific Stability

Securing Submarine Cables: A Critical Imperative for Indo-Pacific Stability

By Jihoon Yu
Submarine cables are the unsung heroes of the digital age, enabling the connectivity that drives economic growth and societal development.

China-Pakistan Relations Are at a Crossroads

China-Pakistan Relations Are at a Crossroads

By Marcus Andreopoulos
Beijing is waiting to see if new security measures are successful – and if its business in Pakistan can resume as normal.

What’s Driving Taiwan’s Mass Protests?
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What’s Driving Taiwan’s Mass Protests?

Will the CSTO, Russia’s Answer to NATO, Expand?

Will the CSTO, Russia’s Answer to NATO, Expand?

By Janko Šćepanović
Not so fast. Rather than grow, Moscow’s military bloc is poised to shrink. 

Laos and China Use BRI-funded Railway to Bring Their Armies Together

Laos and China Use BRI-funded Railway to Bring Their Armies Together

By Duncan Bartlett
Military drills involving the People’s Liberation Army in Laos are designed to enhance China’s fighting capability in Southeast Asia.
South Korea in the Maelstrom: East Asia’s Geopolitical Upheaval Brings Danger

South Korea in the Maelstrom: East Asia’s Geopolitical Upheaval Brings Danger

By Kenji Yoshida and Jason Morgan
“With Kim now emboldened, the prospect of unconventional acts like terrorist attacks on South Korean infrastructure and civilians is a real possibility,” says Dr. Cho Sung-min.

Can China and the US Find Common Ground on Military Use of AI?

Can China and the US Find Common Ground on Military Use of AI?

By Mathew Jie Sheng Yeo and Hyeyoon Jeong
Entrusting AI with the autonomy and power to deploy nuclear weapons is a scenario to be avoided at all costs. Time to take baby steps toward that goal.

China’s Show of Force With Belarus Amid NATO Concerns

China’s Show of Force With Belarus Amid NATO Concerns

By Anushka Saxena
As NATO sharpens its focus on China, Beijing is tightening its own military ties to Belarus.

The Ulu Tiram Attack: Inspiration for Terror in Malaysia

The Ulu Tiram Attack: Inspiration for Terror in Malaysia

By Zam Yusa
It appears that the Ulu Tiram attack was inspired by Jamaah Ansharut Daulah, but the suspects were not formally affiliated with or directed by the group. 
China Has an Opportunity to Grow Its Military Influence in Niger

China Has an Opportunity to Grow Its Military Influence in Niger

By Hugh Harsono
The withdrawal of U.S. and French military forces from Niger presents a unique opportunity for China to expand its military influence in the region.

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