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2020/11/09 | Voice of America

US Speeds Arms Sales for Taiwan as Island Revamps China Strategy

U.S. is speeding arms sales to Taiwan this year as the island revamps its defense strategy against China, who has sent warplanes into Taiwan's airspace repeatedly these days.

2018/05/31 | Sumit Kumar

Indian PM Modi Acts East with Indonesian Strategic Pact

A strategic partnership with Indonesia offers a platform for India to push its economic and defense engagement with ASEAN.

2018/05/14 | Policy Forum

India Lays the Groundwork for a Military Industrial Complex

Defense procurement is a murky business in India, but one thing is certain: The country wants to make more of its own weapons.

2017/06/30 | Adam P MacDonald

The Rise of the North Korea Nuclear Threat

Much remains unknown about the strategy Pyongyang has or will develop to govern the purpose, employment and force structure of its burgeoning nuclear arsenal.

2017/06/19 | Ja Ian Chong

Singapore: The Switzerland of Asia?

'Singapore’s increasingly restricted options may limit it to a policy of strict neutrality that leaves both Washington and Beijing dissatisfied.'

2017/06/16 | Harsh V. Pant

Troubled Waters: Modi Seeks to Smooth Ties with Putin

Despite Modi’s recent visit, Moscow–Delhi ties are likely to remain tumultuous in the coming years.

2017/05/20 | Stellina Chen

CARTOON: Tough Times Ahead for Tsai in Year Two

President Tsai and the DPP are struggling to shake poor approval ratings despite Taiwan’s strong economic performance.

2017/05/18 | Michal Thim

ANALYSIS: Tsai’s Defense and Security Challenges Line Up in Year Two

Boosting the national defense budget, avoiding a spending blowout on submarines, watching out for aggression in the South China Sea and keeping up Taiwan’s defense from cyber attacks; chances are Taiwan’s president will be kept busy keeping the country safe in the second year of her presidency.

2017/05/01 | The Japan Times

Why Asia is Wary of China’s New Aircraft Carrier

China's military developments are incompatible with its claim to a ‘peaceful rise' and its argument that its military buildup is aimed at self-defense.

2017/04/25 | Peter Wood

Philippines Choose Chinese Investment Over Territorial Defense

Duterte’s acceptance of Chinese investment in exchange for not challenging territorial claims has important security implications for the rest of Southeast Asia.

2017/04/05 | Jason Douglas

A China-US Dilemma: THAAD and China’s Nuclear Capability

It’s unclear at this point in which direction Sino-US strategic relations will go, but all indications point to a deterioration.

2017/03/07 | Veasna Var

Cambodia Jumps on the China Defense Bandwagon

Cambodia favors Beijing because Chinese assistance comes without interference.

2017/01/28 | Brendan Thomas-Noone

Democracies Take Up Arms Against Cyberattacks

'An adequate defense will be multilayered and rolling it out will be much more difficult than simply ensuring our politicians change their passwords regularly.'

2016/11/10 | J. Michael Cole

A Taiwan Defense Blueprint for the Trump Era

J. Michael Cole's plan for Taiwan to increase its chances of surviving a possible U.S. retrenchment from Asia under President Trump.

2016/10/14 | Michael G. Roskin

Duterte, Xi and the Hole in the U.S. Pivot to Asia

Without the Philippines and the TPP, Washington will need a backup plan for the Pacific.

2016/10/03 | Abheet Singh Sethi

Behind Pakistan’s Military Confidence: China’s Growing Shadow

China’s share in the international arms exports market has risen from 3.6% in 2006-10 to 5.9% in 2011-15.

2016/09/21 | J. Michael Cole

To Terminate or Not? Taiwan’s ‘Cloud Peak’ Medium-Range Missile Program

A recent report by the ‘China Times’ claims Taiwan has decided to abandon efforts to develop a medium-range missile that could hit Beijing or Shanghai. While aborting the program would make sense, Taipei won’t be doing so for the reasons stated in the article.