Asia-Pacific

Misfiring Countermeasures and the Impact of Declining Deterrence

Unsolved security dilemmas and fragility in confidence building measures and conflict prevention architecture will continue to herald a new phase of risky ambiguity and...

From Moon’s Engagement to Yoon’s Harsh Rhetoric: A New Era on Korean Peninsula

Yoon Suk-yeol won the Presidential election held in South Korea in March 2022. Yoon took office at a time (May 10, 2022) when North...

China’s Stringent Lockdowns: The Economic Ramifications

The stringent lockdown imposed in Shanghai, and other Chinese cities, to prevent the spread of Covid-19 has severely dented the Chinese economy. While China...

How Does Historical Memory Impact China’s Relationship With Japan?

Spring festivities at Japan's Yasukuni Shrine began on April 21, 2022, with many high-ranking Japanese politicians attending, including former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. Abe...

Changing Course: Yoon Suk-yeol and the New North Korea Policy

President elect Yoon Suk-yeol is set to assume office as the 13th President of the Republic of Korea on May 10, 2022. Yoon has...

A Battle for the ‘Rules-Based Order’

Throughout history, the geographic pivot has been centered on Europe, but the pivot has shifted to Asia in the past decade. The transposition in...

Comparative Analysis of Political Corruption in Japan and South Korea

After the Cold War, the ideological differences between political parties lessened, and more voters focused on politicians rather than parties, including in Japan and...

History Strengthens Ely Ratner’s Testimony About Taiwan

On Dec. 8, 2021, Ely Ratner, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Indo-Pacific Security Affairs, testified an issue of Taiwan’s security at a Senate Foreign...

The US Indo-Pacific Strategy and China’s Response: South Asia Caught in Between?

On Feb. 11, 2022, Biden administration officially announced its Indo-Pacific Strategy (IPS). The United States focused on five key objectives -- a free and...

Interpretation of QUAD and AUKUS in Indo-Pacific Region

The recent announcement of AUKUS adds another puzzle to the Indo-Pacific jigsaw. AUKUS; Australia-United Kingdom-USA is an enhanced security partnership for meeting the challenges...

Russo-Ukrainian War of 2022: Lessons for the Philippines

The invasion of Ukraine has provided new insights on how the modern battlefield can be viewed and understood. Russian use of the hybrid combat...

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Minority Question in Bangladesh: ‘Distorted’ Reality?

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The Transatlantic Alliance’s Responsibility Crisis

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The Raging Crypto Mania in Pakistan

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Misfiring Countermeasures and the Impact of Declining Deterrence

Unsolved security dilemmas and fragility in confidence building measures...

The Diplomacy-Deterrence Complex in the US Defense Policy in the Middle East

The Middle East has featured prominently in the US...