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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.

2016/08/01 | Yuan-ling Liang

Patriotic Taiwanese Fishermen Face Punishment Upon Return from Taiping

A group of patriotic Taiwanese fishermen who landed on the disputed Taiping Island a week ago returned to Taiwan today, only to learn they may be punished.

2016/09/14 | Euan Graham

Russia Over a South China Sea Barrel

Whatever Moscow’s diplomatic aims are for this week’s South China Sea exercise with China, the reality is the drill will do more to reveal contradictions in Russia’s regional approach.

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.

2016/09/24 | TNL Staff

Cross-Strait Watch No. 6

An overview of the past week's developments in cross-Strait relations.

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.

2016/10/26 | The Japan Times

Alarming Assault on the Internet in the U.S.

Last week's crippling cyberattacks in the U.S. are a harbinger of the digital future and the ever more visible vulnerabilities of a networked world.

2016/10/27 | Lauren Dickey

Taiwan-Japan Ties Deepen amid Chinese Assertiveness

Closer albeit 'unofficial' ties between Tokyo and Taipei will have an impact on decisions in Beijing and Washington.

2016/10/28 | Malaysiakini

New Agency to Respond to Terrorism in Malaysia

A new multi-agency special force has been set up to respond to terrorist threats.

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.

2016/11/01 | Sarosh Bana

India’s Leaky Submarines

After this debacle, it is clear that confidentiality and information security will be important factors in determining the outcome of future international military tenders.

2016/11/02 | Malaysiakini

'Tackling ISIS More Difficult than Tackling Communists'

Efforts in Europe and Asia have yet to determine the root cause of terrorism, according to a top Malaysian politician.

2016/11/03 | June Park and Jonathan Berkshire Miller

Is North Korea’s Nuclear Tech for Sale?

As North Korea's cash flows dry up, selling nuclear technology to the highest bidder - be it Syria, Lybia or even ISIS - may become a tantalizing option for the Kim regime.

2017/01/13 | David Prentice

Is China Colonizing Sri Lanka?

Sri Lankan protests over a new Chinese-led port development have turned ugly.

2017/01/16 | Courtney Donovan Smith (石東文)

Taiwan's Political Revolution and China's Challenge

Donald Trump and Taiwan’s president aren’t China’s biggest long-term ‘Taiwan issue’ challenge, argues Courtney Donovan Smith.