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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.

2017/07/28 | L.H.M. Ling

Turn to Eastern Thinking to Heal the India-China Border Trauma and Avoid Nuclear Tension

India and China could re-conceive and resolve their simmering border disputes by casting aside traditional power politics and drawing on their shared heritage, L.H.M Ling writes.

2017/06/30 | Adam P MacDonald

The Rise of the North Korea Nuclear Threat

Much remains unknown about the strategy Pyongyang has or will develop to govern the purpose, employment and force structure of its burgeoning nuclear arsenal.

2019/12/06 | East Asia Forum

Vietnam Confronts China’s Maritime Interference

Vietnam has publicly condemned China’s increasingly aggressive maritime intrusion on several occasions while its ASEAN partners are pursuing quiet diplomacy.

2021/01/07 | Voice of America

China Is Increasing Taiwan Airspace Incursions

By making near-daily incursions, experts say China is normalizing its aggression and militarization.

2022/10/13 | Timothy S. Rich

How Worried Is Taiwan About a Chinese Invasion?

Survey shows the Taiwanese public is far less concerned about a Chinese invasion than citizens of other countries in the region.

2018/11/20 |

Bump & Grind: How a US-China Naval Dispute Might Escalate

Are a Chinese navy ship's recent dangerous maneuvers close to a US navy destroyer in the South China Sea a prelude to further attempts to deter freedom of navigation operations through deliberate collisions at sea?

2017/06/27 | Kenneth Allen, Jana Allen

Waiting in the Wings: Yi Xiaoguang the Next PLA Commander?

General Yi Xiaoguang would have the opportunity to shape the PLAAF’s organizational culture and solidify the PLAAF’s vision of itself as an independent warfighting service.

2017/05/03 | Lionel Fatton

Trump Stabilized East Asia by Striking Syria

If cruise missiles may bring chaos in the Middle East, they are delivering peace in East Asia. The Trump administration’s decision to strike the Syrian regime is helping reassure Asian allies anxious over North Korea.

2017/01/05 | David Prentice

OPINION: The Rohingya Alan Kurdi

Will the shocking photo of a dead Rohingya toddler bring attention to the plight of Burma’s Rohingya minority?

2017/01/04 | Sam Bateman

South China Sea Dramas Distract from Greater Dangers in Asia

China and the United States have a responsibility to temper their actions and rhetoric in the South China Sea and keep their eyes on the bigger global and regional pictures.

2017/07/20 | FORTUNE

How North Korea Could Start a War With America Right Now

As frightening as ICBMs sound, Pyongyang already possesses all the weapons it needs to draw America into a war. The question is whether the US and its allies will continue to strengthen the tools required to deter such a conflict.

2019/08/09 | TIME

India Has Seized Kashmir, but Not the Hearts and Minds of Kashmiris

Beyond the geopolitics, it’s hard to see how India will win the hearts and minds of ordinary Kashmiris, who woke up on August 5 to find their Internet cut off.