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North Korea in for Trump-Style Shock and Awe
Trump’s North Korea approach is different from any of his predecessors.
The Modernization of the Vietnam People's Navy: Grand Goals and Limited Options
For a small and developing navy like the VPN, an understanding of naval strategy is fundamental in the face of bigger and more technologically advanced opponents.
2017/04/11 | Jan Ludvik
Nuclear War on the Korean Peninsular: What the U.S. Expects from China
Today, North Korea’s nuclear arsenal is not a possibility but a reality - bringing back the possibility of a preventative strike by the U.S.
2017/04/07 | Gregory J. Moore
Reining in Pyongyang’s Nuclear Ambitions: Washington and Beijing’s Common Interests
China and the United States agree that the North Korean regime cannot be trusted with nuclear weapons. 'It’s time for them to put aside their fears and their differences and work together,' Gregory J. Moore writes.
Costs of Chinese Boycotts Cut Both Ways
South Korea joins a growing list of countries suffering economic losses after making political or security decisions in the face of objections from Beijing
2017/04/07 | Renny Babiarz.
China Advances a Sea-Based Nuclear Deterrent
China’s emergent submarine-launched ballistic missile capability has long been expected. It represents a significant technical advance but still has its geographic and technical constraints.
2017/04/05 | ZiQing Low
Kashmir’s Facebook Storm; Police Round Up ‘Miscreants’ as Terrorists Run Social Media Workshops
Indian authorities are cracking down on fake social media accounts following allegations that the accounts are being used by militants based in Pakistan to incite unrest in the disputed Kashmir region
2017/04/05 | Lauren Dickey
Taiwan’s Search for Security Partners: Looking Beyond Washington
While Taiwan’s defense will continue to benefit greatly from the relationship with Washington, such ties should not preclude Taiwanese efforts to look elsewhere for partners in similar strategic circumstances.
2017/04/05 | Jason Douglas
A China-US Dilemma: THAAD and China’s Nuclear Capability
It’s unclear at this point in which direction Sino-US strategic relations will go, but all indications point to a deterioration.
2017/04/01 | Michael Clarke
Does China Have Itself to Blame for the Trans-Nationalisation of Uyghur Terrorism?
Uyghur terrorism is now a serious challenge for Beijing and may be a product of China’s own actions.
2017/04/01 | Anthony V. Rinna
Russia’s Stake in South Korea's THAAD Missile Debate
The geopolitics of South Korea's missile system is of concern to major regional players, namely China, US, and Russia.
Should China Turn Its Back on North Korea?
Recent developments in North Korea’s nuclear missile capabilities suggest that it will soon join the ranks of nuclear-armed states outside the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, along with Israel, India, and Pakistan. These countries present a nuclear reality that the United States thus far has been prepared to live with rather than try to reverse.
2017/03/28 | David C. Logan
The Evolution of the PLA’s Red-Blue Exercises
The recent reforms to the military’s Red-Blue exercises will likely help improve the training and operational capabilities of the PLA, as well as the Chinese military’s own understanding of the tactics of potential foreign adversaries.
2017/03/23 | James Baron
Airbrushing Taiwan’s History: Can Japanese Colonialism Ever Be Justified?
'Amazingly,' wrote Kaori Shoji, 'Taiwan is the one country where the Japanese imperialists managed to do more good than harm.'
2017/03/23 | Stellina Chen
CARTOON: Chinese Spies in Taiwan?
'Compared with eight years ago, it’s likely that Beijing now has a greater need to understand and grasp the current situation of the Taiwanese government.'