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2017/01/18 | Dmitry Filippov

Japan's Perilous Russian Rapprochement

Abe should not lose sight of the perils of a charm offensive with Moscow, especially in the wake of the Donald Trump victory, argues Dmitry Flippov.

2017/03/07 | Veasna Var

Cambodia Jumps on the China Defense Bandwagon

Cambodia favors Beijing because Chinese assistance comes without interference.

2017/01/25 | Andrew MacGregor Marshall

Eyes on the Spies in Thailand: New CIA Files Released

Andrew MacGregor Marshall gives his overview of some of the CIA files on Thailand that have now been declassified and made widely available to the public for the first time. From tales of tantrums and toilet breaks to kingly admissions of involvement in coups, it makes for eye-opening reading.

2017/01/26 | Vasabjit Banerjee

India’s Great Expectations of Trump's Foreign Policy: Keeping Russia in, China Down and Pakistan Out

India expects growing economic and military ties with both the United States and Russia under Trump.

2017/01/26 | Wayne Pajunen

OPINION: Trump Properties Likely Terrorist Targets

By not divesting of his business empire President Trump presents terrorists with new soft targets.

2017/01/27 | Daniel P Sullivan

The Rohingya Crisis and Suu Kyi’s Chance

Myanmar’s foreign minister and de-facto leader is caught between conflicting international and domestic pressures over the Rohingya crisis, but Daniel P Sullivan argues she can harness the growing chorus of international criticism to break down the barriers to change.

2017/01/28 | Brendan Thomas-Noone

Democracies Take Up Arms Against Cyberattacks

'An adequate defense will be multilayered and rolling it out will be much more difficult than simply ensuring our politicians change their passwords regularly.'

2017/01/31 | Oriana Skylar Mastro

China’s Lukewarm Response to Indian Military Modernization

China's attitude provides a strategic window of opportunity for expanding U.S.-Indian relations — we will have to wait and see whether President Trump capitalizes on it.

2017/02/09 | Zhang Le

How China Will Ward Off an Attack of the Drones

Following high-profile near misses with aircraft, the country is working to combat the threat to security.

2017/02/14 | Hunter Marston

Lifting the Shadows on a Secret War

BOOK REVIEW: Joshua Kurlantzick's 'A Great Place to Have a War: America in Laos and the Birth of a Military CIA' (New York, New York: Simon & Schuster, 2017), reviewed by Hunter Marston.