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2017/07/17 | Elsa Kania

PLA Swarms at War: Chinese Advances in Swarm Intelligence

PLA strategists expect that future, autonomous combat involving unmanned systems, as well as the joint operations of unmanned and manned systems, will have a dramatic impact on traditional operational models.

2017/07/16 | Edward Cavanough

Mongolia’s Election Outcome is a Win for Putin

Battulga’s pro-Russia agenda means his election is a significant win for Russian President Vladimir Putin, representing as it does a further proliferation of pro-Kremlin regimes in the states bordering Russia’s extensive frontier.

2017/07/15 | Helen Clark

Vietnam Wants India to Help in the South China Sea

During a visit by India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Vietnam named India a comprehensive strategic partner, elevating it to the highest echelon of cooperation.

2017/07/14 | James Goldrick

Parsing the Significance of the New Russia-China Naval Cooperation

Exercise Joint Sea 2017: A new step in Russo-Chinese naval cooperation?

2017/07/12 | Hai Hong Nguyen

Will Vietnam Pull the US back to Asia?

Trump’s visit to Vietnam is an auspicious opportunity for him to reiterate the message the United States is not pivoting away from Asia.

2017/07/11 | Hitoshi Tanaka

Is North Korean Denuclearization a Mirage?

'We must not fall into the trap of believing that a negotiated settlement with North Korea on denuclearization is impossible,' writes Hitoshi Tanaka.

2017/07/11 | Sam Roggeveen

Washington's Hand Weakens as North Korea Launches ICBM

'US Administrations including this one have long said a North Korean ICBM is unacceptable, but unless the US is prepared to go to war, and risk millions of Korean and Japanese lives in the process, accept it Washington must.'

2017/07/11 | Patrick Jory

Thailand Now 'Made in China?' Bangkok Gets Closer to Beijing

A cartoon recently appeared in a leading Thai newspaper depicting an engorged Thailand’s Defence Minister getting a tattoo on his stomach saying ‘Made in China.'

2017/07/07 | Taiwan Business TOPICS Magazine

On the Front Lines of Taiwan's History in Kinmen

Once the focal point of hostilities between China and Taiwan, the Kinmen archipelago has evolved into a fascinating tourist destination.

2017/07/05 | TIME

North Korea Says It Tested an ICBM. Here's Why That's a Big Deal

Here's what to know about ICBMs, and why a successful test would be such a big deal.

2017/07/04 | Bert Chapman

US Concern Over the Rise of Chinese Military Power

Concern over the strength and readiness of the U.S. military in relationship to China and other strategic threats has become more apparent in U.S. strategic analysis.

2017/07/03 | Purnendra Jain.

Japan, India and China Facing Off in Africa

India’s links with Africa go back to the early 20th century, when India was an active supporter of African independence and anti-colonial movements. Japan’s links with Africa are more recent and focus on aid and investment. Japan was a pioneering Asian nation in establishing a Japan–Africa forum in 1993 through the Tokyo International Conference on African Development.

2017/07/01 | Edward White

Hong Kong Activists Urge Mass Protest amid ‘Whole New Level of Intimidation, Violence’

Democracy activists, alleging police brutality and widespread harassment from pro-Beijing thugs, have called on Hong Kongers to take to the streets this afternoon.

2017/06/30 | Agence France-Presse

BREAKING: New US$1.3b US Arms Sale to Taiwan

Announcement of the sale comes at a sensitive moment for the US and China, as President Trump is working to establish a partnership over trade differences and efforts to curb North Korea's nuclear program.

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.