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2018/01/21 | Haironesah Domado

International Terrorists Become Traders in Southeast Asia

Transnational militants possess specialist knowledge of 'market conditions' across the Southeast Asian archipelago and the regional linkages they need to access them.

2018/01/17 | The Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative

Did Duterte Give Up on the South China Sea Dispute?

Under Duterte’s watch, ASEAN lost a crucial opportunity to hold China to account.

2018/01/12 | Adam P MacDonald

Can Myanmar Wean Itself Off North Korea?

North Korea remains a stable source of materiel and military expertise for Myanmar.

2018/01/05 | K Yhome

Can India's 'Military Diplomacy' Help Pacify Myanmar?

India is using UN peacekeeping exercises to keep Myanmar internationally engaged.

2018/01/02 | Chun-Yi Lee

Cross-Strait Tensions Could Spread to Southeast Asia in 2018

The cross-Strait relationship will no longer be a bipolar game, but a multi-polar setting.

2017/12/29 | John Fei

China's Djibouti Base: What Is It Good For?

The base will provide a hub for China's naval diplomacy in the region as well as peacekeeping operations in Africa.

2017/12/21 | The Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative

PHOTO STORY: A Busy Year on the South China Sea

China continues its island-building campaign on the South China Sea under the watchful eye of satellites.

2017/12/20 |

Talk of a Northeast Asia Nuclear Arms Race Is Overdone and Unhelpful

Pyongyang is clearly in a hurry to develop its inter-continental ballistic missile capability, but responses in the region are measured and suggest an underlying culture of restraint.

2017/12/15 | J. Michael Cole

US Navy Calls to Taiwan Must Weigh China Costs

Taiwan must ensure it avoids being a pawn in US push to resume port calls.

2017/12/05 | The Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative

China Reels in East China Sea Island Fishing

China appears to have instructed its boisterous fishing fleet to stand down as expectations of a repeat of 2016 tensions around the Diaoyu Islands failed to materialize this summer and fall.

2017/12/05 | Adam P MacDonald

OPINION: Canada Must Develop a Coherent East Asia Maritime Strategy

Deployments of Royal Canadian Navy ships to East Asia suggest a willingness to influence the region, but Canada must define a clear policy objective amid tension between the U.S. and China.

2017/12/04 | Hunter Marston

Trump's Mixed Messages Threaten Asia's Security

Human rights abusers in Asia will feel chipper following Trump's visits, but regimes that rely on the U.S. security guarantee? Not so much.

2017/12/02 | Gavin Briggs

Geography Still Matters amid South China Sea Shifts

Even as the world goes digital, the realm of geopolitics is still grounded in control of islands and the range of ships.

2017/12/01 | Adam Hatch

OPINION: Taiwan Must Come to its Own Defense

If Taiwan is so outclassed militarily, why should Taipei bother with military expenditures at all?

2017/11/28 | Michael Edward Walsh

How will the US React to China's First Overseas Military Base?

American officials are increasingly frustrated by the way that Chinese military officials approach their interactions with their U.S. counterparts.

2017/11/26 | Andrew Selth

Myanmar's Military Will Ultimately Decide the Fate of the Rohingya

Myanmar's generals are unlikely to be persuaded to change their long term goals by anything the international community might say or do.

2017/11/26 | Martin Weiser

South Korea Knows Shockingly Little about the North

Given the urgent demand for North Korean expertise, why are potential treasure-troves of information being ignored?