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2017/10/19 | Lou Chunhao

China-India Maritime Security: Competition or Cooperation?

An increase in maritime tensions between China and India have become increasingly more apparent over the past few years.

2017/10/17 | Lucio Blanco Pitlo III

Philippines Foreign Policy under President Duterte

Philippines foreign policy under President Duterte has strengthened relations with Japan and appeared to tack away from the U.S., but the reality is more nuanced.

2017/10/08 | Hitoshi Tanaka

Avoiding War with North Korea

Tensions on the Korean Peninsula continue to rise. Kim Jong-un has ramped North Korea’s missile and nuclear testing programs and US President Donald Trump has exacerbated the tensions with his tough talk.

2017/10/06 | Michael Turton

BOOK REVIEW: The Chinese Invasion Threat: Taiwan's Defense and US Strategy in Asia

Don't believe the hype. Ian Easton's new book is no roadmap to a 2020 invasion of Taiwan by China. Instead, it is a thoroughly researched joy of a read that delves deep into the complexities of potential cross-Strait conflict, and comes up suggesting Taiwan remains a tough nut to crack for the PLA.

2017/10/05 | Grace Guiang

Are 'Minilaterals' the Future of ASEAN Security?

Bilateral arrangements are no longer enough to address the convergence of challenges around regional security.

2017/09/18 | Dongxiao Chen

The Dangers of Flip-flopping on North Korea

The security situation on the Korean peninsula seems to be moving further away from Beijing’s preferred objectives.

2017/09/15 | Sidney Jones

The Danger of a Revitalized Insurgency in the Philippines

Addressing security concerns without undue militarization is going to be tricky...

2017/09/14 | Rory Medcalf

India vs China: Who Really Won at Doklam

Unless China brings back the bulldozers soon, India will have won this round. And it did so without substantial involvement by the US.

2017/09/14 | Greg Raymond

This is the End: Thailand's Shinawatras Era Draws to a Close

The political transition brought on by the end of the Shinawatra era could be more important for everyday Thais than the royal transition.

2017/09/13 | Mong Palatino

Free Media Fighting to Stay Alive in Cambodia amid Hun Sen's Latest Crackdown

One daily newspaper, two foreign media services and three local radio stations are among those under threat.

2017/09/12 | Oiwan Lam

Mulling the Cost of China Winning the AI Race

'Both Chinese and foreign experts reckon that China has the most advanced — and cheapest — AI-enabled surveillance technology in the world.'

2017/09/12 | Jacqui True

Are Women the Key to Stopping Terrorism in Asia?

Governments should provide support for both international and national women’s organisations working to stabilize communities and prevent terrorism and violent extremism.

2017/09/11 | Jong–Wha Lee & Warwick McKibbin

Get Ready for Unification: South Korea's Looming 'Berlin Wall' Moment

'The consequences of Korean unification, while important in economic terms, can also have far-reaching consequences for the political and strategic relationships among Asian nations as well as the international order.'

2017/09/04 | Taiwan Business TOPICS Magazine

The Big International Business of Taiwanese Swindlers

Recent cases have revealed that telephone scamming involving Taiwanese swindlers is a big international business.

2017/09/04 | Milton Osborne

Cambodia's Hun Sen Cracks Down on Press Ahead of Elections

So while the CPP rails against its ‘enemies’ and seeks to redress the balance of youth support that was evident in the 2013 elections, it has to confront what still seems the unlikely possibility that next year it could lose.

2017/09/01 | David Brewster

India-China Standoff Paves Way for Downward Spiral in Indian Ocean Tensions

It is quite possible that the deterioration of relations between China and India – and the mutual provocations that have gone with it – may spur China to take a more forthright naval role in Gwadar or elsewhere in the Indian Ocean.

2017/08/30 | Taiwan Business TOPICS Magazine

The New Paradigm: Washington Getting Tough on Taipei

'Even career government officials who had served in previous administrations adopted a tougher tone this year, asserting that little progress could be expected in expanding bilateral economic ties unless Taiwan acts decisively to shave its trade deficit with the United States and tackle major outstanding trade issues.'

2017/08/30 | Phelim Kine

Is Duterte's War on Drugs Migrating to Indonesia?

Indonesia is already wrestling with the toxic legacy of impunity for the mass killings of least 500,000 people in 1965–66, when the government gave free rein to soldiers and local militias to kill anyone they considered a “communist.” Unless Jokowi speaks out forcefully against a Duterte drug war model of crime control, he risks being responsible for a mass killing campaign that could demolish Indonesia’s fragile and hard fought-for rights and freedoms.