Cambodia’s Defense Policy: The Defense Reform Program
Security,Southeast Asia
By Veasna Var & Sovinda Po - 31 Mar 2017

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

By Mark J. Valencia - 29 Mar 2017

Negotiated Compromise with North Korea is Better than Status Quo

South Korea’s Human Rights and Counter-Terrorist Fantasies
Security,East Asia

By Ioannis Tellidis and Buhm-Suk Baek - 27 Mar 2017

South Korea’s Human Rights and Counter-Terrorist Fantasies

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...
How to Respond to the Evolving Terrorist Threat in Pakistan
Security,South Asia

How to Respond to the Evolving Terrorist Threat in Pakistan

In February 2017, three terrorist groups, Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan, Jamaat-ul-Ahrar, and the Islamic State of Khurasan carried out multiple attacks on Pakistan’s major cities. The spate of attacks indicated an urgent need to revisit existing counter-terrorism policies.
By Abdul Basit - 17 Mar 2017 | 0 comments Read more...
Dealing with Trump: India Needs to Think Outside the Box
Politics,Security,South Asia

Dealing with Trump: India Needs to Think Outside the Box

India needs to act fast and come up with innovative methods to deal with the US President. It is likely that during his visit to the US, the Indian PM will be accompanied by top business leaders from various industries including the IT and pharmaceutical sectors.
Resurgence of Violence on the China-Myanmar Border
Security,Southeast Asia

Resurgence of Violence on the China-Myanmar Border

Almost two years after a surge in violence in Myanmar’s Kokang region prompted 50,000 locals to cross the border into China and led the Tatmadaw to fire shells into China’s Yunnan province, a fresh resurgence in violence has prompted over 20,000 locals from Laukkai to flee into China.
Trump’s Foreign Policy: How Will It Impact India?
Politics,Security,South Asia

Trump’s Foreign Policy: How Will It Impact India?

In recent days, India’s attention has been on some of the changes introduced by the administration of US President Donald Trump. They include restrictions on H1-B visas, as well as the US’ attempt to get the UN to impose a ban on Masood Azhar, the head of Jaish-E-Mohammed.
Time for Asia-Pacific Middle Powers to Do More for Regional Security?
Security,East Asia

Time for Asia-Pacific Middle Powers to Do More for Regional Security?

South Korea and Australia, being established middle powers and allies of the US, are facing the challenge of the changing nature of the cordial relationship with the Washington. Unlike the smaller players, they are in a position to take a more active role in shaping the regional order.
By Huong Le Thu - 21 Feb 2017 | 0 comments Read more...
South Asia’s Urban, Educated Jihadists
Society,Security,South Asia

South Asia’s Urban, Educated Jihadists

In the last two years, since the advent of the Islamic State terrorist group, a new breed of educated jihadists from the urban middle and upper middle class has emerged in South Asia. This new breed has two nodes of presence: self-radicalised cells and lone-wolf individuals.
By Abdul Basit - 19 Jan 2017 | 0 comments Read more...
The US-China Underwater Drone Incident: Parsing the Legal Aspects
Security,Hotspots,China

The US-China Underwater Drone Incident: Parsing the Legal Aspects

US underwater drones can be categorized as Force Net, Sea Shield, Sea Strike and Sea Base. Force Net includes the missions of intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance and oceanography. Some may even be weaponized. Thus, it is easy to be uncertain regarding the mission of particular UUVs.
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