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2017/04/25 | Peter Wood
Philippines Choose Chinese Investment Over Territorial Defense
Duterte’s acceptance of Chinese investment in exchange for not challenging territorial claims has important security implications for the rest of Southeast Asia.
2017/04/25 | Euan Graham
Three Questions About North Korea's Nuclear Weapons
A brief analysis of U.S.-North Korea relations and recent events on nuclear weapon threats.
Creating Facts on the Sea: China's Plan to Establish a New City in the South China Sea
China’s behavior in the Paracels is important to analyze because of its role as a blueprint for developments in the Spratlys.
2017/04/24 | David Shinn
China’s Power Projection in the Western Indian Ocean
Since 2008, China has significantly increased its naval presence in the Indian Ocean, giving rise to Indian concerns of potential military encirclement and raising questions in American strategic thinking about China’s ultimate objectives.
North Korea in for Trump-Style Shock and Awe
Trump’s North Korea approach is different from any of his predecessors.
The Modernization of the Vietnam People's Navy: Grand Goals and Limited Options
For a small and developing navy like the VPN, an understanding of naval strategy is fundamental in the face of bigger and more technologically advanced opponents.
2017/04/11 | Jan Ludvik
Nuclear War on the Korean Peninsular: What the U.S. Expects from China
Today, North Korea’s nuclear arsenal is not a possibility but a reality - bringing back the possibility of a preventative strike by the U.S.
2017/04/07 | Gregory J. Moore
Reining in Pyongyang’s Nuclear Ambitions: Washington and Beijing’s Common Interests
China and the United States agree that the North Korean regime cannot be trusted with nuclear weapons. 'It’s time for them to put aside their fears and their differences and work together,' Gregory J. Moore writes.
Costs of Chinese Boycotts Cut Both Ways
South Korea joins a growing list of countries suffering economic losses after making political or security decisions in the face of objections from Beijing
2017/04/07 | Renny Babiarz.
China Advances a Sea-Based Nuclear Deterrent
China’s emergent submarine-launched ballistic missile capability has long been expected. It represents a significant technical advance but still has its geographic and technical constraints.
2017/04/05 | ZiQing Low
Kashmir’s Facebook Storm; Police Round Up ‘Miscreants’ as Terrorists Run Social Media Workshops
Indian authorities are cracking down on fake social media accounts following allegations that the accounts are being used by militants based in Pakistan to incite unrest in the disputed Kashmir region
2017/04/05 | Lauren Dickey
Taiwan’s Search for Security Partners: Looking Beyond Washington
While Taiwan’s defense will continue to benefit greatly from the relationship with Washington, such ties should not preclude Taiwanese efforts to look elsewhere for partners in similar strategic circumstances.
2017/04/05 | Jason Douglas
A China-US Dilemma: THAAD and China’s Nuclear Capability
It’s unclear at this point in which direction Sino-US strategic relations will go, but all indications point to a deterioration.
2017/04/01 | Michael Clarke
Does China Have Itself to Blame for the Trans-Nationalisation of Uyghur Terrorism?
Uyghur terrorism is now a serious challenge for Beijing and may be a product of China’s own actions.
2017/04/01 | Anthony V. Rinna
Russia’s Stake in South Korea's THAAD Missile Debate
The geopolitics of South Korea's missile system is of concern to major regional players, namely China, US, and Russia.
Should China Turn Its Back on North Korea?
Recent developments in North Korea’s nuclear missile capabilities suggest that it will soon join the ranks of nuclear-armed states outside the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, along with Israel, India, and Pakistan. These countries present a nuclear reality that the United States thus far has been prepared to live with rather than try to reverse.