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2018/04/04 | The Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative

Warships Are Gathering in the South China Sea

Vietnam is hosting an increasing number of ships from 'the Quad,' a sign of greater cooperation in the face of Chinese pressure.

2017/10/24 | Yvonne Chiu

China Stoking Nationalist Fires in Doklam Border Dispute

China's recent dispute with India on the border with Bhutan shows how Beijing wields its international clout to boost domestic legitimacy.

2016/07/25 | Edward White

ANALYSIS: Is Asia’s Terrorism Threat Level Rising?

Experts take stock of an increase in terrorist activity in Southeast Asia during the holy month of Ramadan, and a new report reveals a high number of Chinese joining Islamic State.

2017/11/21 | Olga Krasnyak

Russia is Vying for Power in the South Pacific

Those engaged in Pacific affairs should seek to understand what kind of strings Russia might be tying in the region, and what consequences might follow.

2016/11/11 | Hunter Marston

With President Trump, Beijing Trumps Washington

The election of Donald Trump to the White House now paves the way for Beijing to exert more influence and control in the region. It will also leave long-time allies nervous, and puts the U.S. at economic and strategic risk, writes Hunter Marston.

2018/03/17 | Tai Wei Lim

Policing the Pirates in Southeast Asia

ASEAN must work together to combat increasing piracy in the Strait of Malacca.

2018/07/26 | China Brief

ANALYSIS: Taiwan's Multipronged Quest for National Cybersecurity

Taiwan's unique position as a cyber threat hotspot presents an opportunity to galvanize its domestic cybersecurity industry.

2017/12/21 | The Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative

PHOTO STORY: A Busy Year on the South China Sea

China continues its island-building campaign on the South China Sea under the watchful eye of satellites.

2018/08/02 |

OPINION: Don't Conscript Taiwanese Women Without Addressing Patriarchy

The accomplishments of women in Taiwan's armed forces deserve to be celebrated. Its appalling patriarchal orthodoxy, on the other hand, does not.

2018/07/13 | East Asia Forum

ANALYSIS: Chinese Arms Sales Are Not a Diplomatic Weapon

China has not increased its arms exports to Belt and Road partners, nor has it penetrated markets traditionally reliant on Western suppliers.

2018/04/02 | The Interpreter

Vietnam Seeks to Modernize Military Through 'New Friends and Old Foes'

Vietnam's military is an anachronism, but modernization may may mean cozying up to the United States.

2018/05/14 | Policy Forum

India Lays the Groundwork for a Military Industrial Complex

Defense procurement is a murky business in India, but one thing is certain: The country wants to make more of its own weapons.

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.

2016/10/24 | Edward White

Threats Against Turks in Taipei Referred to Police

Threats have been made against people associated with the so-called Gulen movement in Taiwan.

2017/12/29 | John Fei

China's Djibouti Base: What Is It Good For?

The base will provide a hub for China's naval diplomacy in the region as well as peacekeeping operations in Africa.