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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.

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.

2017/06/06 | Kei Koga

Does ASEAN Have Anything to Offer on the South China Sea?

It is now clear that ASEAN failed to forge a united political front against provocative actions in the South China Sea, and that the ASEAN chairman’s statement withdrew the concerns of earlier years in order to avoid provoking China, wrote Kei Koga.

2017/10/06 | Michael Turton

BOOK REVIEW: The Chinese Invasion Threat: Taiwan's Defense and US Strategy in Asia

Don't believe the hype. Ian Easton's new book is no roadmap to a 2020 invasion of Taiwan by China. Instead, it is a thoroughly researched joy of a read that delves deep into the complexities of potential cross-Strait conflict, and comes up suggesting Taiwan remains a tough nut to crack for the PLA.

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.

2017/01/19 | 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.