Russia’s Afghan Initiative: Perils and Possibilities
Politics,Security,East Asia
By Abdul Basit - 12 Apr 2017

Russia’s Afghan Initiative: Perils and Possibilities

Taking advantage of the geopolitical opening created by fleeting US foreign policy and the drawdown of Western forces from Afghanistan in 2014, Moscow is trying to outflank Washington in Afghanistan.
The Xi-Trump Summit: Failure or Success?
Politics,Security

By John F. Copper - 11 Apr 2017

The Xi-Trump Summit: Failure or Success?

The Xi-Trump Summit and the Two Senses of “America First”
Politics,Security

By Alvin Cheng-Hin Lim - 10 Apr 2017

The Xi-Trump Summit and the Two Senses of “America First”

Time to Downplay North Korea’s Nuclear Program
Security,East Asia

Time to Downplay North Korea’s Nuclear Program

Peter Murphy is a US Army civil affairs officer and a master’s candidate in Global Affairs and Policy at Yonsei Graduate School of International Studies in Seoul. He received his Bachelor's degree in History from the University of Michigan and a Master of International Relations degree from Bond University in Australia.
By Peter Murphy - 08 Apr 2017 | 0 comments Read more...
The North Korean Agenda in the Xi-Trump Summit
Politics,Security

The North Korean Agenda in the Xi-Trump Summit

North Korea is high on the agenda of the Xi-Trump meeting. The US is urging China to exercise its traditional friendship and influence on North Korea to persuade the regime to tone down its missile development and reverse its intention to own weapons of mass destruction.
By Tai Wei Lim - 07 Apr 2017 | 0 comments Read more...
Revelations of China’s Construction in the South China Sea: Hype Not Helpful
Security,Hotspots

Revelations of China’s Construction in the South China Sea: Hype Not Helpful

Some US and foreign media have used the information to convince the Trump administration that China presents an imminent threat to US interests in the South China Sea. But the burgeoning drumbeat for the US to confront China should be considered with a healthy dose of skepticism.  
Cambodia’s Defense Policy: Challenges and the Way Ahead
Security,Southeast Asia

Cambodia’s Defense Policy: Challenges and the Way Ahead

The Royal Cambodian Armed Forces has been rehabilitating physical infrastructure, building and repairing roads for communication and irrigation systems, demining, rescuing people during natural disasters and participating in international peacekeeping missions.
By Veasna Var - 03 Apr 2017 | 0 comments Read more...
Cambodia’s Defense Policy: The Defense Reform Program
Security,Southeast Asia

Cambodia’s Defense Policy: The Defense Reform Program

The Royal Cambodian Armed Forces is at a major crossroads with respect to reforming its forces. The Cambodian government is strongly committed to rebuilding the armed forces to an appropriate size and quality to be able to defend the country in wartime and peacetime.
Negotiated Compromise with North Korea is Better than Status Quo
Security,East Asia

Negotiated Compromise with North Korea is Better than Status Quo

If negotiations resulted in a “freeze” in North Korea’s nuclear weapons program and a lowering of the risk of war, South Korea and Japan would probably be better off than living under constant threat. To obtain this concession from North Korea, the US would have to make genuine compromises.  
South Korea’s Human Rights and Counter-Terrorist Fantasies
Security,East Asia

South Korea’s Human Rights and Counter-Terrorist Fantasies

On March 3, 2016, South Korea passed the Act on Anti-Terrorism for the Protection of Citizens and Public Security. The Act had been stalled for 14 years, as it envisaged the expansion of the National Intelligence Service’s powers to survey and arrest terrorist suspects and also dissenters of governmental policy more broadly.
Cracks in China-North Korea Friendship as Nuclear Tension Rises
Security,East Asia

Cracks in China-North Korea Friendship as Nuclear Tension Rises

North Korea has increasingly refused to consider China’s regional security interests but utilizes such friendship-in-name to extort political and economic gains from Beijing. As long as the North Korean regime is armed with weapons of mass destruction, it is also a threat to China.
By Wei Luo - 27 Mar 2017 | 0 comments Read more...
How to Solve Northeast Asia’s Security Dilemma
Security,East Asia

How to Solve Northeast Asia’s Security Dilemma

The preference for relative gain in security cooperation, the deep-rooted animosity, and the damping effect of multilateral security cooperation mechanisms, have all contributed to the security dilemma in Northeast Asia.
By Nian Peng - 24 Mar 2017 | 1 comments Read more...
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