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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?

2017/11/25 | Oiwan Lam

Views from Inside China on Mugabe's Fall from Grace

China had been political allies with Robert Mugabe's Zimbabwe until the leader stepped down. The reaction inside China has been mixed.

2017/11/23 | Jeongseok Lee

Cooler Heads Prevail in SK-China Missile Defense Spat

With the THAAD issue largely settled, politics on the Korean peninsula just got a little less complicated.

2017/11/21 | Olga Krasnyak

Russia is Vying for Power in the South Pacific

Those engaged in Pacific affairs should seek to understand what kind of strings Russia might be tying in the region, and what consequences might follow.

2017/11/18 | Emily Walz

China, Vietnam and the Mekong Problem

Sino-Vietnamese Relations revolve around the Lancang-Mekong River.

2017/11/09 | TIME

Trump Calls on Xi to Act Fast and Rein in North Korea

The U.S. President passed the buck to his Chinese counterpart during a state visit to Beijing.

2017/11/07 | Van Jackson

US War Talk on North Korea 'Pours Water on Wet Sponge'

The Trump administration’s maximum-pressure policy generates risks of miscalculation and an obvious impression that the U.S. is positioning itself for war without any prospect of upside for the effort.

2017/11/04 | Truong-Minh Vu

ASEAN's China Shift Puts Vietnam on Coast Guard

China's growing influence in Southeast Asia leaves no country more isolated in terms of maritime strategy than Vietnam, and places increasing importance on the relationship with the United States and its impact on strengthening the Vietnam Coast Guard.

2017/11/04 | Louise Watt

VIDEO: Taiwan Celebrates Love of Classic Mini Cars

A grand day out as a Mini owners from around Taiwan descend on Taitung for the day to celebrate their affection for the classic British motor car.

2017/10/24 | Yvonne Chiu

China Stoking Nationalist Fires in Doklam Border Dispute

China's recent dispute with India on the border with Bhutan shows how Beijing wields its international clout to boost domestic legitimacy.