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OPINION: It's Time for Taiwan's Allies to Consider Their Own Taiwan Relations Act
China's heightened aggression towards Taiwan should be met with a legal response that shows democratic allies' willingness to come to Taiwan's aid.
2018/07/03 | The Interpreter
Rim of the Pacific Navy Exercises Underway amid Incoherent Trump Foreign Policy
This year's military exercise focuses on providing training for non-US navies, while demonstrating the incoherence of the Trump administration's foreign policy.
2018/07/02 | East Asia Forum
The World Is Waking Up to Beijing's South China Sea Ambitions
Governments from London to Kuala Lumpur are no longer content to allow China to operate uncontested in the South China Sea.
2018/06/29 | TIME
South Korea Rules to End Conscription for Conscientious Objectors
Those who refuse to serve will now face community service rather than three years in jail.
2018/06/22 | East Asia Forum
OPINION: US South China Sea Saber-rattling Stokes China Conflict Danger
Objectivity, fairness and balance are increasingly hard to find in analysis of China’s actions in the South China Sea.​​​​​​​
2018/06/20 | East Asia Forum
OPINION: China Leverages a Lexicon of Terror to Crush Dissent in Xinjiang
Since 9/11, Beijing has used trumped up threats of terrorism to justify the development of a high-tech security state in Xinjiang
2018/06/04 | Policy Forum
How Should the US Respond to Sonic Attacks?
The clandestine use of sonic, microwave and laser weapons are becoming more common, but nobody is quite sure how to respond.
2018/05/31 | Sumit Kumar
Indian PM Modi Acts East with Indonesian Strategic Pact
A strategic partnership with Indonesia offers a platform for India to push its economic and defense engagement with ASEAN.
Amid Domestic Strife, Maldives' Military Takes to International Stage
Caught between China and India, the Malidves' military is becoming a power unto itself with international ambitions.
Is Japan Back in the 'Great Power' Ring?
How will Japan navigate its relations with the US and China as it re-engages with the world militarily?
2018/05/17 | The Conversation
When Dictators Fall, Who Replaces Them?
A global glance at the future of authoritarianism.
2018/05/17 | AsiaGlobal Online
ANALYSIS: ASEAN's Place in the Quad-China Face-off
As each ASEAN country has its own position on China and the Quad, Southeast Asia risks being torn between great powers.
2018/05/15 | The Interpreter
Taking the Measure of China's New Aircraft Carrier
China's first homegrown aircraft carrier lags US counterparts but complements its area denial and blue water navy strategies.
2018/05/14 | Policy Forum
India Lays the Groundwork for a Military Industrial Complex
Defense procurement is a murky business in India, but one thing is certain: The country wants to make more of its own weapons.
ANALYSIS: Taiwan and the Nine-Dash Line
The ROC was the first to draw the maritime claim, but has since stayed strategically silent on the issue.