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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.

2017/02/21 | Jeffrey Ordaniel

South China Sea a Chinese Lake?

'Since respect for international law in East Asia’s maritime commons is a vital U.S. national interest, Washington should take the lead and engage East Asia. Unilateralism can only do so much.'

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.    

2016/08/04 | Edward White

Thailand Referendum a ‘Vote at the Barrel of a Gun'

Politicians from around Southeast Asia have hit out at the constitutional referendum taking place in Thailand on Sunday.

2016/09/21 | J. Michael Cole

To Terminate or Not? Taiwan’s ‘Cloud Peak’ Medium-Range Missile Program

A recent report by the ‘China Times’ claims Taiwan has decided to abandon efforts to develop a medium-range missile that could hit Beijing or Shanghai. While aborting the program would make sense, Taipei won’t be doing so for the reasons stated in the article.

2016/09/29 | Abheet Singh Sethi

The Global Cost Of India-Pak Nuclear War

If India and Pakistan fought a war detonating 100 nuclear warheads, more than 21 million people would be directly killed, about half the world’s protective ozone layer would be destroyed.

2016/10/03 | Abheet Singh Sethi

Behind Pakistan’s Military Confidence: China’s Growing Shadow

China’s share in the international arms exports market has risen from 3.6% in 2006-10 to 5.9% in 2011-15.

2016/10/04 | Jane Rickards

South China Sea: Taiwan Between a Rock and a Hard Place

An international tribunal’s recent ruling on the South China Sea leaves Taiwan in a sensitive position.

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?

2016/10/28 | The Japan Times

Japan Witholding Millions in UNESCO Contributions

If Japan is unhappy with the way UNESCO is run, it should present rational proposals to improve the operation from within instead of by resorting to financial pressures.

2016/11/01 | Joan Johnson-Freese

China’s Secret Weapon in Space

China's space program will have important global geopolitical and geo-strategic implications.

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.

2017/02/15 | 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.

2016/11/09 | Kerri Ng

U.S. Election Offers Little Hope for Okinawa

'It is likely that Trump’s foreign policies would be disastrous for both Japan and Okinawa.'