China is home to two “firewalls.” One must be demolished; the other protected.
RCEP, along with the CPTPP, will help drive deep integration in Asia. Holdouts like India will suffer the most.
A closer look at the potential implications of a significant move if it is taken.
The Japanese government has awarded Norway’s Kongsberg a follow-on contract to supply additional Joint Strike Missiles.
The recent engagement highlighted some of the ongoing activity underway with respect to the Southeast Asian state’s defense policy.
A closer look at Southeast Asia’s evolving approach to non-interference and the cross-border impacts of Cambodia’s recent opposition dynamics.
Canberra’s offshore detention centers are a source of national shame. A Canadian refugee resettlement program illustrates a way forward.
The defense ministry concluded an agreement with the state-owned Ordnance Factory Board to license-build 464 T-90S main battle tanks.
A new Indian political map has revived concerns in Kathmandu about Kalapani.
Tashkent is reopening its negotiations to join the WTO and considering Eurasian Economic Union membership. Russia and the West are watching.
The glider may have a specialized role in the South China Sea.
Insights from Bridget Welsh.
A disturbing new trend emerges.
Yet another round in India v. Pakistan
What does India’s decision to enter into a massive rifle production joint venture with Russia say about its priorities?
AI and machine learning will reduce demands on human analysts.
Defense lawyers said Najib was shocked he wasn’t acquitted.
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India’s Supreme Court ruled in favor of a Hindu temple in one of India’s most contentious religious disputes.
Beijing warned Hanoi to not “complicate matters.”
Pakistan took some serious criticism irrespective of the country’s efforts.
The first Su-57 aircraft in serial configuration will be delivered to the service by the end of 2019, according to the Russian deputy defense minister.
As Koreans’ taste for coffee continues to grow, global brands are taking notice.
In allowing Huawei to bid for Germany’s 5G development, Merkel has departed from broader European strategy.
China’s hukou system is getting worse, not better.
Communities in Thailand and beyond are learning to organize to demand that dam construction consider their rights.
Is the Bangladesh-India border a passage into India for Nigerians?
The missile test launch from a submerged platform off the coast of Andhra Pradesh is slated to take place this Friday.
Vietnam faces a full plate of opportunities and challenges during its chairmanship of the regional grouping.
In recognition of ASEAN’s limitations, New Delhi must also continue to strengthen its ties with other institutions, frameworks, and countries as well.
The agreement would address one of China’s main demands: the removal of tariffs before negotiations progress further.
The competition between major countries will be the biggest threat to stability in the region.
Even though the opposition leader’s return to Cambodia itself may be unlikely, his loudly trumpeted voyage has sparked headlines across the region.
David William McBride stands accused of leaking classified documents to the Australian press.
China is once again broadcasting a message of openness at its now-annual import expo.
In country after country, the South Korean film is garnering accolades from critics and audiences alike
Grant’s efforts may have changed the course of America’s engagement with Asia.
Rejecting the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership is a colossal mistake for New Delhi.
Nearly a decade after the civil war ended, war-affected provinces still lag behind the rest of the country economically.
Can the United States engage the Indo-Pacific without showing up?
Junius Ho is the latest to fall victim to politically-motivated violence in Hong Kong.
A closer look at the potential significance of the development for US Southeast Asia policy under the Trump administration and beyond.
Plans by self-exiled leaders took a hit this week with an announcement by Thailand’s premier.
Tajikistan certainly faces security risks, Islamic State among them. But details on the recent incident are scarce,
The Toryu is the final boat of the Soryu-class of diesel-electric submarines and will be commissioned in 2021.
U.S.-India cooperation in the Indo-Pacific continues.
Afghanistan is pushing for the vision of SAARC to become reality at long last.
The Azadi March has brought the religious right and secular left together on a one-point agenda of civilian supremacy.
Social media is starting to convey some signs of life from Xinjiang’s disappeared.