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The Price for North Korea to Relinquish Its Nuclear Program Just Went Up

At the 75th anniversary of North Korea’s ruling Workers’ Party celebrations that were held on Oct. 10, one fact was made clear by the...
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Liberty Has Been Taken Away from Hong Kong

Fear, dissent, and undervalued or devaluation of what French philosopher called - domestic social contract between Hong Kong citizens and mainland Chinese government appears...
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Iran, US allies and JCPOA

The United States has been trying its level best to reimpose sanctions after it withdrew from the JCPOA (Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action), also...
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Russian Military buildup in the Far East: Building Security for Insecurity

On Sep. 17, news surfaced that Russia announced its intention to increase its deployment in the Russian Far East. Accordingly, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu...
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China Should Beware of Systematic “Weakening” in Its Private Economy

Since China's reform and opening-up which took place over 40 years ago, its private economy has grown from scratch and has gradually become an...
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Is Korean Peninsula Diplomacy Running out of Steam?

Optimistic Moon and ambitious Trump have to face the realities of their own domestic issues and North Korea’s changing rhetoric, on top of a...
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Will Japan Become the “Sixth Eye”?

Sino-Japanese relations have deteriorated in recent months following an escalation of China-U.S. rivalry. Four Chinese coast guard vessels entered waters of the Diaoyu/Senkaku Islands...

Assessing Japan-Thailand Relations Under Abe

Japan and Thailand have a storied history that dates back to the 16th Century, although most recall Japan’s invasion of Thailand in 1941 and...
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The Quad: An Alternative Security Strategy for India

If India can address its concerns, and attain clarity on its strategic objects, the Quad and Quad Plus could provide a unique opportunity for it to harness its growing strategic partnership with the democratic countries.

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