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2018/12/20 | East Asia Forum

JAPAN: Okinawa Referendum Set to Decide Future of US Military Presence

Voters will decide whether US troops should be relocated amid increasing opposition to their presence on the island.

2019/08/09 | TIME

India Has Seized Kashmir, but Not the Hearts and Minds of Kashmiris

Beyond the geopolitics, it’s hard to see how India will win the hearts and minds of ordinary Kashmiris, who woke up on August 5 to find their Internet cut off.

2017/12/05 | Adam P MacDonald

OPINION: Canada Must Develop a Coherent East Asia Maritime Strategy

Deployments of Royal Canadian Navy ships to East Asia suggest a willingness to influence the region, but Canada must define a clear policy objective amid tension between the U.S. and China.

2016/12/28 | Edward White

Trump’s Unlikely Ally: The Chinese Dissident

A high-profile Chinese dissident sees U.S. President-elect Donald Trump as a potential game changer for human rights in China.

2018/03/06 | Lauren Dickey

Taiwan's Struggle for All-Volunteer Force and the Civil-Military Divide

As Taiwan transitions to an all-volunteer armed force, the military must do more to build troop morale and public support.

2017/06/30 | Adam P MacDonald

The Rise of the North Korea Nuclear Threat

Much remains unknown about the strategy Pyongyang has or will develop to govern the purpose, employment and force structure of its burgeoning nuclear arsenal.

2017/07/15 | Helen Clark

Vietnam Wants India to Help in the South China Sea

During a visit by India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Vietnam named India a comprehensive strategic partner, elevating it to the highest echelon of cooperation.

2018/02/28 | Mark Wenyi Lai

OPINION: Taiwan Lost the Strait Aviation Dispute

China's military and its aviation companies are the obvious winners in the conflict, which played well to domestic audiences on both sides of the Strait.

2017/01/16 | Courtney Donovan Smith (石東文)

Taiwan's Political Revolution and China's Challenge

Donald Trump and Taiwan’s president aren’t China’s biggest long-term ‘Taiwan issue’ challenge, argues Courtney Donovan Smith.

2017/09/14 | Greg Raymond

This is the End: Thailand's Shinawatras Era Draws to a Close

The political transition brought on by the end of the Shinawatra era could be more important for everyday Thais than the royal transition.

2017/01/17 | Kevin McCauley

Analysis: China’s Critical Western Theater Command

The WTC is the largest theater and has complex terrain including desert and high mountains, long borders, and challenging social conditions. Theater missions include supporting the People’s Armed Police Force maintaining internal stability in the restive Tibet and Xinjiang regions.

2018/03/24 | AsiaGlobal Online

OPINION: Trump's Nuclear Posture Is a Farewell to Arms Control

The Nuclear Posture Review puts to bed the fiction that nuclear weapons are for rogue states and reinvigorates an arms race with China and Russia.