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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.

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.

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.