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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.

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.

2016/08/24 | The Japan Times

OPINION: Japan's Stance on Nuclear Weapons 'Twisted'

Prime Minister Abe needs to show that Japan is serious about seeking a world free of nuclear weapons.

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.

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.

2017/05/01 | The Japan Times

Why Asia is Wary of China’s New Aircraft Carrier

China's military developments are incompatible with its claim to a ‘peaceful rise' and its argument that its military buildup is aimed at self-defense.

2017/07/21 | Dr Anthony Bergin

Beneath the Surface: Fisheries Diplomacy and the South China Sea

The dynamiting of reefs, plus overfishing, illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing, and the impacts of climate change are all having an impact on fish stocks in the contested waters of the South China Sea. Anthony Bergin takes a look at what Australia could do about it.

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.

2018/07/13 | 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.

2018/05/14 | 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.

2018/08/02 |

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.

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.

2017/01/31 | 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.'

2017/01/19 | Jonathan Ward

The Rise of Asia's Maritime Powers: China and India Compete for Supremecy

There is little doubt that sea power in this century will be defined by the rise of the Chinese and Indian navies.

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.