Some “Scientific” Surveys a Security Threat in the South China Sea
Security,Hotspots
By Mark J. Valencia - 09 Nov 2017

Some “Scientific” Surveys a Security Threat in the South China Sea

Water quality will affect communications with China’s nuclear powered and armed ballistic missile submarines. These submarines are its principal deterrent to a first nuclear strike against it.
Does the US Expect Too Much of China in Dealing with the “North Korea Problem”?
Politics,Security,Hotspots

By John F. Copper - 08 Nov 2017

Does the US Expect Too Much of China in Dealing with the “North Korea Problem”?

Cameroon’s Anglophone Crisis Escalates with Call for Independence
Politics,Security

By Alvin Cheng-Hin Lim - 12 Oct 2017

Cameroon’s Anglophone Crisis Escalates with Call for Independence

The “South Pacific Way”: A New Model of Global Governance?
Politics,Security,Southeast Asia

The “South Pacific Way”: A New Model of Global Governance?

Australia and New Zealand may hold potential to offer an alternative pathway to realpolitik in international relations (like the current Sino-US geopolitical rivalry) — a model of global governance which valorizes democracy, but free from the intention to establish hegemony.
The Rohingya Crisis in Myanmar: Misperceptions and Differences in Opinions
Security,Southeast Asia

The Rohingya Crisis in Myanmar: Misperceptions and Differences in Opinions

Rohingya militants launched raids on Rakhine law enforcement outposts on August 25, 2017 and killed 12 law enforcers. The response led by the Myanmarese military triggered off a massive exodus of refugees, including women and children, from Rohingya villages into nearby Bangladesh.
By Tai Wei Lim - 29 Sep 2017 | 0 comments Read more...
The Rohingyas: A Volatile Mix of Historical, Ethnic, Political and Religious Issues
Society,Security,Southeast Asia

The Rohingyas: A Volatile Mix of Historical, Ethnic, Political and Religious Issues

While more than 300,000 Rohingya Muslims have been reported to have escaped from Myanmar, the Rohingya issue remains complicated and long-standing, with multiple factors — historical, ethnic, religious, and political — intertwined.
Sixteen Years after 9/11, is Al-Qaeda Still in Business?
Security

Sixteen Years after 9/11, is Al-Qaeda Still in Business?

September 2017 marks the sixteenth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks which changed the face of global terrorism. Since then, Al-Qaeda, the main perpetrator of these attacks, has evolved operationally and ideologically. The threat from the group has not receded but evolved.
By Abdul Basit - 21 Sep 2017 | 0 comments Read more...
Problems with the US Proposal for Interdiction of North Korean Ships
Security,East Asia

Problems with the US Proposal for Interdiction of North Korean Ships

On the heels of North Korea’s 3 September test, the US is seeking UN Security Council authorization to use military force to interdict, board, and inspect vessels on the high seas that are suspected of carrying UN-prohibited items to and from North Korea.    
The North Korean Nuclear Crisis: An Interview with Yongnian Zheng
Security,Hotspots,East Asia

The North Korean Nuclear Crisis: An Interview with Yongnian Zheng

On September 3, 2017, a 6.3-magnitude earthquake registered at North Korea’s Punggye-ri testing site. That indicated Pyongyang detonated a hydrogen bomb with a 100-kiloton yield. IPP Review interviewed Professor Yongnian Zheng to address questions related to this incident.
Will Trump’s New Afghan Policy Deliver?
Security,South Asia

Will Trump’s New Afghan Policy Deliver?

US President Donald Trump unveiled his Afghan policy on August 21, 2017, announcing to ramp up the war effort in Afghanistan. The policy seems to be a compromise between Trump (who wanted complete withdrawal) and his generals (who wanted to ramp up the war effort).
By Abdul Basit - 25 Aug 2017 | 0 comments Read more...
Questioning the Objectivity of a Venerable Washington Think Tank
Security,Southeast Asia

Questioning the Objectivity of a Venerable Washington Think Tank

The Center for Security and International Studies is one of America’s most respected think tanks focused on defense and security. A recent article in The Rushford Report implies sub rosa bias in the organization of CSIS’s South China Sea conferences.  
The Japanese White Paper on North Korea
Security,Hotspots,East Asia

The Japanese White Paper on North Korea

The recent Japanese Defense White Paper warns of threats from North Korea arising from Pyongyang’s continued missile tests. 20 rounds of tests meant that the Kim Jong Un regime fired more missiles than his father’s regime did (an estimated 16 missiles in total) in 18 years.
By Tai Wei Lim - 18 Aug 2017 | 0 comments Read more...
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