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2017/02/17 | Mo Tz-pin
North Korean Assassination Sends Waves Around the World
What does the death of Kim Jong-un’s big brother mean to North Korea, China and the US?
2017/02/17 | Timothy R. Heath
China Intensifies Effort to Dislodge US in Asia
An Epitaph for the Pivot: China is challenging U.S. power in Asia at its source: America’s role as a security provider.
2017/02/17 | Sourabh Gupta
Alternative Facts and the Threat in the South China Sea
China and the claimant states have made valuable progress in bilateral ties since the 2016 ASEAN Foreign Ministers Meeting in Laos. The Trump administration should support — not disturb — this progress, argues Sourabh Gupta.
2017/02/15 | The Japan Times
Scientists and Dual-use Technologies in Japan
Scientists in Japan are concerned with whether the results of their research will be used for the right purposes.
2017/02/15 | James Baron
Odd Couple: Fuxing's Flak Towers Provide Blast from Taiwan's Past
While the towers are unlikely to scoop an award for aesthetics, they provide a glimpse of a period of Taiwan's modern history that, like their embrasures, expands to offer a macroscopic view when probed.    
2017/02/14 | Hunter Marston
Lifting the Shadows on a Secret War
BOOK REVIEW: Joshua Kurlantzick's 'A Great Place to Have a War: America in Laos and the Birth of a Military CIA' (New York, New York: Simon & Schuster, 2017), reviewed by Hunter Marston.
2017/02/09 | Zhang Le
How China Will Ward Off an Attack of the Drones
Following high-profile near misses with aircraft, the country is working to combat the threat to security.
2017/01/31 | Matthew Dal Santo
A Gand Bargain: What Russia Now Wants from the West
'Though Trump has yet to fix a date for a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, the Russian press has been alive with discussions about how to make the most of the most Russia-friendly incoming administration in American history.'
China’s Lukewarm Response to Indian Military Modernization
China's attitude provides a strategic window of opportunity for expanding U.S.-Indian relations — we will have to wait and see whether President Trump capitalizes on it.
Democracies Take Up Arms Against Cyberattacks
'An adequate defense will be multilayered and rolling it out will be much more difficult than simply ensuring our politicians change their passwords regularly.'
2017/01/27 | Daniel P Sullivan
The Rohingya Crisis and Suu Kyi’s Chance
Myanmar’s foreign minister and de-facto leader is caught between conflicting international and domestic pressures over the Rohingya crisis, but Daniel P Sullivan argues she can harness the growing chorus of international criticism to break down the barriers to change.
2017/01/26 | Wayne Pajunen
OPINION: Trump Properties Likely Terrorist Targets
By not divesting of his business empire President Trump presents terrorists with new soft targets.
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