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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.
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.
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?