America’s Dangerous Strategic Probes in the South China Sea
Security,China
By Bo Hu - 28 Mar 2016

America’s Dangerous Strategic Probes in the South China Sea

The US is using a steady progression of small, incremental steps to impose costs on China while avoiding an escalation to military conflict.
Is Australia Becoming an Appendage of the US Rebalance?
Security,China

By Feng Zhang - 24 Mar 2016

Is Australia Becoming an Appendage of the US Rebalance?

The Dynamic Balance of Power in the South China Sea
Security,Hotspots,China

By Yanzhuo Xu & Li Xue - 23 Mar 2016

The Dynamic Balance of Power in the South China Sea

North Korea’s Nuclear Test and ROK-China Relations: A South Korean Perspective
Security,Hotspots,East Asia

North Korea’s Nuclear Test and ROK-China Relations: A South Korean Perspective

The issue of the greatest concern is Xi Jinping’s attendance at the Nuclear Security Summit which will be held from March 31 to April 1 in Washington, DC, as well as the Obama-Xi meeting on that occasion.
By Sun-Jin Lee - 23 Mar 2016 | 0 comments Read more...
North Korea’s Nuclear and Missile Tests: Will it Unite or Divide Beijing and Washington?
Security,Hotspots,East Asia

North Korea’s Nuclear and Missile Tests: Will it Unite or Divide Beijing and Washington?

More than a month has passed since North Korea’s January 6 nuclear test, but no sanctions have been adopted, due largely to the differences between China and the United States over the severity, scope, and the very purpose of punitive measures.
Freedom of Navigation in the South China Sea: A Modus Vivendi between the US and China?
Security,Hotspots,China

Freedom of Navigation in the South China Sea: A Modus Vivendi between the US and China?

The US intended to carry out its self-styled military-diplomatic policy of “freedom of navigations operations” to challenge what it perceived as China’s “excessive maritime claims.”
By Feng Zhang - 10 Mar 2016 | 0 comments Read more...
What North Korea Tells Us About the International System
Security,Hotspots,East Asia

What North Korea Tells Us About the International System

The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea is the quintessential “rogue state”, but one that the so-called “international community” has proved incapable of influencing.
By Mark Beeson - 01 Mar 2016 | 0 comments Read more...
Al-Shabab and the Garissa Massacre:  Implications For China in East Africa
Security,China

Al-Shabab and the Garissa Massacre: Implications For China in East Africa

On April 2, 2015, a group of heavily armed gunmen from the Somali al-Shabab militant organization invaded the eastern Kenyan campus of Garissa University College, shooting students sleeping in their dormitories and taking others hostage.
US-Vietnamese Reconciliation: Alliance of Convenience against China
Security,Southeast Asia

US-Vietnamese Reconciliation: Alliance of Convenience against China

Speculation is rife that it is now a good opportunity for the US to nurture Vietnam into a strategic ally in its pivot to Asia, but, plagued by bilateral political distrust, it seems that Vietnam can only be an ally of convenience at best.
By Bojian Liu - 29 Feb 2016 | 0 comments Read more...
The 2015 Refugee Boat Crisis in Southeast Asia:  Humanitarian and Security Implications
Security,Southeast Asia

The 2015 Refugee Boat Crisis in Southeast Asia: Humanitarian and Security Implications

In the second half of May 2015, a refugee boat crisis unfolded in the Andaman Sea in Southeast Asia, almost in parallel with the refugee boat crisis in the Mediterranean.
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