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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.
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.
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.