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Quad Summit Indicates Growing Strength
May 26, 2022

Quad Summit Indicates Growing Strength

By Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan
The latest Quad meeting underscored continued growth, but when will the four countries seriously confront the matter of direct security cooperation?

Where Does Central Asia Fit in the Quad’s Indo-Pacific Plans?
May 25, 2022

Where Does Central Asia Fit in the Quad’s Indo-Pacific Plans?

By Kei Hakata and Brendon J. Cannon
Following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, it’s even more critical to advance “Indo-Pacific Plus” strategies to counter a growing Pax Eurasiana.
North Korea Launches 3 Ballistic Missiles
May 25, 2022

North Korea Launches 3 Ballistic Missiles

By Mitch Shin
Hours after U.S. President Joe Biden wrapped up his trip to South Korea and Japan, North Korea test-fired three ballistic missiles, including a suspected ICBM.

Marcos Considering Extension of Key US-Philippines Security Pact
May 25, 2022

Marcos Considering Extension of Key US-Philippines Security Pact

By Sebastian Strangio
The Philippine President-elect has indicated that he wants good relations with both the United States and China. Whether he can achieve it is another question.

Japan-Trained Myanmar Air Force Officer Took Part in Bombing Raids: Activists
May 25, 2022

Japan-Trained Myanmar Air Force Officer Took Part in Bombing Raids: Activists

By Sebastian Strangio
According to Human Rights Watch and Justice for Myanmar, Lt. Col. Hlwan Moe was hosted by Tokyo's Air Command and Staff College in 2016-17.

China, Russia Fly 6 Bombers Near Japan Amid Quad Summit
May 25, 2022

China, Russia Fly 6 Bombers Near Japan Amid Quad Summit

By Kosuke Takahashi
The first such joint flight since November 2021 coincided with Japan's hosting of the Quad summit.

50 Years After US Occupation, Okinawa Continues to Resist Military Bases
May 24, 2022

50 Years After US Occupation, Okinawa Continues to Resist Military Bases

By Thisanka Siripala
The burden of hosting U.S. military bases continues to be a serious issue for Okinawa, even half a century after its return to Japan.
The Path to Militancy and Terrorism
May 23, 2022

The Path to Militancy and Terrorism

By Luke Hunt
A conversation with author Charlotte McDonald-Gibson.

Looking Back at the 1999 India-Pakistan Lahore Declaration
May 21, 2022

Looking Back at the 1999 India-Pakistan Lahore Declaration

By Bashir Ali Abbas
The confidence-building and conflict-management MoU continues to be held up as a positive example. Where does it stand today?

Philippines Establishes 3 New Coast Guard Outposts in South China Sea
May 21, 2022

Philippines Establishes 3 New Coast Guard Outposts in South China Sea

By Associated Press
The new outposts reinforce the presence of Filipino troops in the hotly contested Spratly archipelago.

Evaluating China’s ‘Space-Ground Integrated Information Network’ Project
May 21, 2022

Evaluating China’s ‘Space-Ground Integrated Information Network’ Project

By Kai Lin Tay
The high-tech mega-project is still in an early stage, but will have both economic and military implications.
Thailand’s Evolving Defense Relations With Japan
May 19, 2022

Thailand’s Evolving Defense Relations With Japan

By Tita Sanglee
For years, Japan and Thailand have enjoyed close relations in all areas bar one: defense. That is beginning to change.

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