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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.

2018/05/31 | Dr. Vasabjit Banerjee and Dr. Prashant Hosur Suhas

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.

2018/05/21 | GlobalVoices 全球之聲

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.

2018/05/14 | The Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative

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.

2018/05/10 | Dr. James M. Dorsey

OPINION: China Holds Key to Dodging US Sanctions in Iran

The stakes in the battle to save the Iranian nuclear deal go far beyond a belief that the agreement is serving its purpose in curbing potential Iranian nuclear ambitions.

2018/05/08 | Michael Beltran

PHILIPPINES: Trust, Sincerity, the Rebels and Duterte

Is the need to arrest a slide in the polls pushing Duterte back to negotiations with communist guerrillas?

2018/05/03 | TIME

OPINION: North Korean Denuclearization Remains a Long Shot

North Korea's clocks may have moved forward to match those in the South, but the nuclear doomsday ticker still hovers close to midnight.