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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.

2017/01/17 | Kevin McCauley

Analysis: China’s Critical Western Theater Command

The WTC is the largest theater and has complex terrain including desert and high mountains, long borders, and challenging social conditions. Theater missions include supporting the People’s Armed Police Force maintaining internal stability in the restive Tibet and Xinjiang regions.

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.

2017/01/18 | Bernt Berger

OPINION: Tapei and Beijing Should Tell the US to Back Off

' Taipei submitting to demands for nationalist self-determination at home will result in greater dependency and shifts of the U.S.'s One-China policy.'

2017/01/22 | Artyom Lukin & Rensselaer Lee

How Russia Can Curb North Korea’s Nuclear Ambitions

History matters: Russia shares a land border with North Korea and has a wealth of experience in dealing with the Kim dynasty, whose installation it directly supported some 70 years ago.

2017/01/23 | Nathan Shea

Duterte and Trump's ctrl-alt-delete

Donald Trump’s inauguration couldn’t come at a better time for relations between the US and the Philippines, Nathan Shea writes.

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.

2017/01/31 | 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.

2017/01/31 | Matthew Dal Santo

A Gand Bargain: What Russia Now Wants from the West

'Though Trump has yet to fix a date for a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, the Russian press has been alive with discussions about how to make the most of the most Russia-friendly incoming administration in American history.'