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2017/08/19 | Mong Palatino
TV Network Pays the Price in Thailand for Calling Leader 'Dictator'
Thailand’s army grabbed power in 2014 and has remained in power through a constitution it drafted. The country's media struggles to challenge those in power.
2017/08/17 | Andreas Harsono
Jokowi Has a Political Prisoner Problem
Indonesia can’t claim to be a democratic, progressive state while still locking up citizens for merely expressing their rights of freedom of expression and association.
2017/08/14 | Andreas Rupprecht
China's 'Silver-Bullet' in the Sky: The PLA Bomber Force
Over the last 10 years the PLAAF has rapidly improved its capabilities not only by the introduction of new and more capable types but also by structural changes, training, and doctrine. However, compared to the other services, the PLAAF still lacks a real ability to project power far from its borders.
2017/08/10 | Peter Wood
Why Djibouti Matters: China Sends Troops to First Permanent Base Abroad
The Djibouti support base is likely just the first of many as China improves its ability to protect the trade routes that form the vital arteries of its economy.
2017/08/09 | Renny Babiarz.
China’s Expanding Nuclear Submarine Force
China’s emergent sea-based nuclear deterrent is one part of a much broader expansion of China’s presence in the Asia-Pacific region.
China's 'Magic Weapon': The United Front Work Department
While most observers have focused on united front work in Taiwan, the scope of the department’s mission is both foreign and domestic.
2017/08/07 | Sam Bateman
How to Respond to Chinese Spy Ships
While it’s fair to describe the deployment of the Chinese ‘spy ship’ to Australia’s EEZ as unfriendly, other factors should be considered before considering what it means for Australian policy
2017/08/04 | Leif-Eric Easley
Can South Korea's 'Dream Team' Make Ground on North Korean Crisis?
Inter-Korean rapprochement is a worthy pursuit, but the Moon administration is right not to sacrifice UN resolutions and US alliance coordination in the process.
2017/08/02 | Brad Adams
OPINION: Urgent Investigation Needed into Shocking Abduction of Thai Activist in Laos
Wuthipong was put in a car and driven away to an unknown location while his wife and his friend were left at the scene
2017/08/01 | John Hemmings
Should the Five Eyes Coordinate on Chinese Tech Investment?
We need to be realistic about Beijing’s own industrial goals and objectives and the nature of its investment strategy, writes John Hemmings.
2017/08/01 | Andrej Zwitter
Who is Winning the Artificial Intelligence Arms Race?
Cyberspace is now a territory where politics, economics, and foreign affairs are all contested – and Internet bots driven by artificial intelligence have emerged as key new actors, Andrej Zwitter writes.
2017/07/31 | Silvia Menegazzi
The Trials of Keeping the International System Afloat: EU–China Relations in the Trump Era
In a post-Brexit scenario, the EU strategy of prioritizing democracy-first, rule-of-law and human rights discourses with China may not be sustainable over economic pragmatism.
2017/07/29 | Kam C. Wong
Triads, Riots and the Deterioration of Law Enforcement in Hong Kong
Given the change of public mood towards law and order, a.k.a the deterioration of the law enforcement environment, post-1997, there is little that HKP officers can do to turn the tide. HKP leadership is turning the force into a service agency and crowd pleaser.
2017/07/28 | L.H.M. Ling
Turn to Eastern Thinking to Heal the India-China Border Trauma and Avoid Nuclear Tension
India and China could re-conceive and resolve their simmering border disputes by casting aside traditional power politics and drawing on their shared heritage, L.H.M Ling writes.