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2018/03/20 | The Conversation
OPINION: The Crimes of My Lai Must Be Remembered
'If Americans remember that name at all, they most likely remember that something dark and awful happened there.'
2018/03/20 | The Interpreter
China Quietly Announces New Aid Agency
Details about the precise role and structure of an independent Chinese aid agency are yet to be released.
2018/03/17 | Tai Wei Lim
Policing the Pirates in Southeast Asia
ASEAN must work together to combat increasing piracy in the Strait of Malacca.
The Skinny on the China vs Taiwan M503 Air Route Saga
The tit for tat dispute has its roots in messy rules over airspace control.
2018/03/09 | Kevin McCauley
What has China Learned from Past Amphibious Assaults?
The PLA's successes and failures in assaulting Xiamen, Kinmen and Hainan in 1949 and 1950 hold lessons for a potential invasion of Taiwan.
2018/03/06 | Lauren Dickey
Taiwan's Struggle for All-Volunteer Force and the Civil-Military Divide
As Taiwan transitions to an all-volunteer armed force, the military must do more to build troop morale and public support.
2018/03/02 | Ali Wyne
OPINION: US Must Supplement Might with Statecraft in Asia-Pacific
Without a coherent trade policy to back it up, Pacific nations may well regard US muscle flexing as an anxious superpower’s unsustainable effort to contain China.
2018/02/28 | Mark Wenyi Lai
OPINION: Taiwan Lost the Strait Aviation Dispute
China's military and its aviation companies are the obvious winners in the conflict, which played well to domestic audiences on both sides of the Strait.
OPINION: Why Taiwan Should Be Terrified of 'Emperor' Xi
Xi Jinping's most recent moves to consolidate power should make China's neighbors —and the world — very nervous.
2018/02/24 | Russell Hsiao
OPINION: Cross-Strait Aviation Tensions Have 'Implications Beyond Taiwan'
Contrary to Beijing’s vague claim, there is apparently no direct communication between air traffic control systems in Taiwan and China.
2018/02/17 | David Brewster
The Indian Ocean Base Race Heats Up
The Indian navy has just been granted access to an Omani base close to the Persian Gulf.
2018/02/16 | Wilson VornDick
Will China's Military Embrace Blockchain?
Even as China cracks down on cryptocurrencies, blockchain remains intrinsically useful to the defense and intelligence sectors.
2018/02/09 | TIME
MYANMAR: Jailed Journalists Were Investigating Massacre
The two reporters are currently on trial and face up to 14 years in prison.
2018/02/07 | Ngo Di Lan
OPINION: Are American Freedom of Navigation Operations Necessary?
The U.S. is determined to resist Chinese expansion in the South China Sea, but it may not have the political will to make regular patrols.
2018/02/04 | Stephen R Nagy
Winter Olympic Thaw Fractures Alliances in Korea
North Korea's Winter Olympic narrative is a diplomatic and strategic coup that US President Trump and allies will find difficult to counter.
2018/02/01 | David Brewster
China Is Planning a New Network of Indian Ocean Bases
China is attempting to expand its naval reach across another ocean.
2018/01/22 | Kevin McCauley
China Attempts to Accelerate Military Reform Plans
China has shifted course and is working on developing disruptive technologies, but still has a long way to go.