Defense & Security
  • A US-Iran military conflict unlikely
    2019-09-10 Li Weijian
    Editor's Note: Iran announced on Friday that it would stop implementing some of the provisions of the 2015 nuclear deal with major powers to continue its nuclear research and development program. This is Iran's latest move to withdraw from ... [FULL TEXT]
  • Time for China-India Relations to Abandon Western Paradigm
    2019-02-01 Liu Zongyi
    It was reported that recently the Indian Navy has commissioned a new full-fledged naval base, Indian naval air station, in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. The new base, according to Indian military officials and experts, would be used to i... [FULL TEXT]
  • Implications of Trump’s Withdrawal from the Iran Nuclear Dea...
    2018-04-23 Jin Liangxiang
    It is less than a month before the U.S. is set to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal unless its European allies will “fix the terrible flaws” in the deal. Actually the U.S. has already in some ways withdrawn from the deal since it has not ... [FULL TEXT]
  • What Will Trump’s New Iran Strategy Do?
    2017-10-24 Jin Liangxiang
    On October 13, U.S. President Donald Trump announced his new Iran strategy. As expected, President Trump jettisoned another part of Barack Obama’s legacy, though he stopped short of withdrawing the U.S. from the nuclear deal. The new strate... [FULL TEXT]
  • Donglang Standoff and China-India Relations
    2017-10-12 Liu Zongyi
    After two months of tension, the standoff at Donglang (Doklam) finally ended peacefully in late August 2017. Donglang revealed India’s strategic ambition and its dissatisfaction towards China’s regional policies. Most importantly, the outco... [FULL TEXT]
  • How To Resolve the Korean Conundrum
    2017-09-18 Dan Steinbock
    As the US policy has failed in the Korean Peninsula, dark scenarios cast a shadow over the region – but could also pave way for peace. Recently, U.S. UN Ambassador Nikki Haley called for “the strongest sanctions” to pressure North Korea int... [FULL TEXT]
  • Shifting the momentum on the Korean Peninsula
    2017-08-28 Chen Dongxiao
    Beijing has long held three objectives for East Asia, and the Korean Peninsula in particular.The first is to promote general peace and stability premised on North Korea's diplomatic normalisation with the United States and South Korea.The s... [FULL TEXT]
  • The Jihadi Pivot to Asia
    2017-08-12 Dan Steinbock
    As the Islamic State is collapsing in the Middle East, it needs wins elsewhere. Southeast Asia is Jihadi terror’s new battlefront. In order to contain the terror and sustain the Asian Century, new kind of cooperation is needed between the A... [FULL TEXT]
  • The Lessons of Terrorism in Mindanao
    2017-08-07 Dan Steinbock
    The Ramawi terror did not come out of the blue. It is a result of decades of economic polarization, political exclusion, neglect of terrorism by the Aquino administration, and ISIL’s collapse in Syria and Iraq. If the stabilization fails no... [FULL TEXT]
  • Middle Eastern countries see role for Russia
    2016-12-02 Li Weijian
    The situation in the Middle East has seen drastic changes recently that have puzzled observers. It surprised the international community that the unpromising Russia-Turkey relationship saw a sudden U-turn and is rapidly warming up. The join... [FULL TEXT]