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2018/04/14 | AsiaGlobal Online

OPINION: India Merely Seeks Protection in the Quad

The new alliance is not a move to antagonize China, Jagannath Panda argues.

2018/04/04 | The Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative

Warships Are Gathering in the South China Sea

Vietnam is hosting an increasing number of ships from 'the Quad,' a sign of greater cooperation in the face of Chinese pressure.

2018/04/02 | The Interpreter

Vietnam Seeks to Modernize Military Through 'New Friends and Old Foes'

Vietnam's military is an anachronism, but modernization may may mean cozying up to the United States.

2018/03/24 | AsiaGlobal Online

OPINION: Trump's Nuclear Posture Is a Farewell to Arms Control

The Nuclear Posture Review puts to bed the fiction that nuclear weapons are for rogue states and reinvigorates an arms race with China and Russia.

2018/03/23 | The Interpreter

OPINION: Taiwan Has No Reason to Fear the Liaoning

China's aircraft carrier is little more than a paper tiger, Euan Graham writes.

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.

2018/03/16 | The Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative

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.

2018/02/26 | Courtney Donovan Smith (石東文)

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.