Philippines Foreign Policy under President Duterte

Lucio Blanco Pitlo III

Philippines foreign policy under President Duterte has strengthened relations with Japan and appeared to tack away from the U.S., but the reality is more nuanced.


Avoiding War with North Korea

Hitoshi Tanaka

Tensions on the Korean Peninsula continue to rise. Kim Jong-un has ramped North Korea’s missile and nuclear testing programs and US President Donald Trump has exacerbated the tensions with his tough talk.


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

Michael Turton

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.


Are 'Minilaterals' the Future of ASEAN Security?

Grace Guiang

Bilateral arrangements are no longer enough to address the convergence of challenges around regional security.


The Dangers of Flip-flopping on North Korea

Dongxiao Chen

The security situation on the Korean peninsula seems to be moving further away from Beijing’s preferred objectives.


The Danger of a Revitalized Insurgency in the Philippines

Sidney Jones

Addressing security concerns without undue militarization is going to be tricky...


India vs China: Who Really Won at Doklam

Rory Medcalf

Unless China brings back the bulldozers soon, India will have won this round. And it did so without substantial involvement by the US.

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