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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.
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.
2017/09/14 | 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.
2017/08/30 | 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.
2017/08/07 | Sam Bateman
How to Respond to Chinese Spy Ships
While it’s fair to describe the deployment of the Chinese ‘spy ship’ to Australia’s EEZ as unfriendly, other factors should be considered before considering what it means for Australian policy
2017/08/04 | Leif-Eric Easley
Can South Korea's 'Dream Team' Make Ground on North Korean Crisis?
Inter-Korean rapprochement is a worthy pursuit, but the Moon administration is right not to sacrifice UN resolutions and US alliance coordination in the process.
2017/08/01 | John Hemmings
Should the Five Eyes Coordinate on Chinese Tech Investment?
We need to be realistic about Beijing’s own industrial goals and objectives and the nature of its investment strategy, writes John Hemmings.
2017/07/28 | L.H.M. Ling
Turn to Eastern Thinking to Heal the India-China Border Trauma and Avoid Nuclear Tension
India and China could re-conceive and resolve their simmering border disputes by casting aside traditional power politics and drawing on their shared heritage, L.H.M Ling writes.
2017/07/22 | Shashank Joshi
Where the India-China Standoff is Going
A diplomatic off-ramp is currently hard to see, but may become easier in the autumn.
2017/07/17 | Elsa Kania
PLA Swarms at War: Chinese Advances in Swarm Intelligence
PLA strategists expect that future, autonomous combat involving unmanned systems, as well as the joint operations of unmanned and manned systems, will have a dramatic impact on traditional operational models.
2017/06/14 | Dennis J. Blasko
Taking Off: China's Helicopter Force Expands
The increase in the number of Army helicopters accompanies the expansion of the force in the latest round of PLA reforms.
Is Australian Sovereignty at Risk amid Torrent of Chinese Investment?
Australian exposure to Chinese investment is in actual fact limited and that Australian government and authorities have not hesitated to act in cases where Chinese investment have raised national security concerns.
2017/06/06 | Kei Koga
Does ASEAN Have Anything to Offer on the South China Sea?
It is now clear that ASEAN failed to forge a united political front against provocative actions in the South China Sea, and that the ASEAN chairman’s statement withdrew the concerns of earlier years in order to avoid provoking China, wrote Kei Koga.
2017/05/27 | Sam Bateman
Game On Again in the South China Sea as First FONOP under Trump is Chalked-Up
A US warship has sailed within 12 nautical miles of the Chinese-occupied Mischief Reef in the South China Sea. This was the first such challenge to Beijing under President Donald Trump.
China’s Global Power Projection Hit With 'Strategic Overdraft'
'Since coming to power in late 2012, Xi has repeatedly spun out bold and all-encompassing visions and schemes,' but Xi will need to 'prove that he can actually deliver on both his domestic and international pledges,' said Dr. Lam.