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OPINION: Beijing Talks Tough About 'New Cold War' in Asia
Emblematic of Beijing’s pugilistic mentality is a series of war games staged with Russia. Perhaps not by coincidence, 22,000 American military personnel held exercises in waters around Guam.
2016/10/13 | Nidhi Prasad
OPINION: Japan’s Nuclear Insurance Against North Korea
The political cost of going nuclear has become more complex in the 21st century.
2016/10/13 | The Japan Times
OPINION: Timbuktu and the Historic Ruling to Protect Culture
A country stripped of its history during war is rendered an orphan.
2016/10/10 | Malaysiakini
Student, Foreigner Among 16 Arrested on Terrorism Charges in Malaysia
Fourteen of the suspects were believed to be members of the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group from the Black Crow cell.
Modernized Tactical Nuclear Arsenals Risk Sparking Arms Races
Two technological trends are influencing the way tactical nuclear weapons could impact strategic stability: the proliferation of precision strike weapons and the emergence of advance area-denial capabilities and credible ballistic missile defense. 
2016/10/05 | The Japan Times
OPINION: Kashmir Again On The Boil
India needs to maintain its restraint over Kashmir, but the backers of violence there must pay a price for their support of extremism.
2016/10/04 | ZiQing Low
S'pore in PRCs Crosshairs over Alleged S China Sea Ruling Endorsement
Singapore draws heat from China after allegedly trying to endorse an international ruling on territorial claims in the South China Sea. Singapore denies the claims.
2016/10/04 | Jane Rickards
South China Sea: Taiwan Between a Rock and a Hard Place
An international tribunal’s recent ruling on the South China Sea leaves Taiwan in a sensitive position.
Behind Pakistan’s Military Confidence: China’s Growing Shadow
China’s share in the international arms exports market has risen from 3.6% in 2006-10 to 5.9% in 2011-15.
2016/10/01 | TNL Staff
South China Sea Watch No. 8
An overview of the past week's key developments in the South China Sea.
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.
2016/09/24 | TNL Staff
Cross-Strait Watch No. 6
An overview of the past week's developments in cross-Strait relations.
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.
2016/09/19 | Euan Graham
North Korea: Reaching for Armageddon
North Korea is in a rush to lock in nuclear gains before the next U.S. administration settles its new policy.
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.
2016/08/31 | Edward White
Chechen Hand in Thailand Bombings, Expert Says
International terrorists had a hand in helping local insurgent groups carry out the recent spate of bombings in Thailand, one expert believes.