Regime survival is what drives North Korea’s seemingly irrational behavior – and the rest of the world would do well to take notice.
Continue reading The Rationality of North Korea and the Stability-Instability Paradox
Shinzo Abe’s insistence on rearmament does more harm than good to Japanese security.
Continue reading The Dangerous Ramifications of Japan’s Revised Security Laws
This year’s International Army Game was less of an exercise and more of a who’s who of the world’s best armies. Who won? Depends whom you ask.
Continue reading Army Games: Bear vs. Dragon
As plans are finalized for the salvaging of the South Korean ferry Sewol, many are wondering whether it’s worth the price tag.
Continue reading Raising Sewol
Once conflict erupted in Yemen, India and China wasted no time in evacuating civilians of all stripes. What does this moment mean for the future of Sino-Indian relations?
Continue reading ‘Chindian’ Evacuations a Strategic Win over the US
As South Korea draws closer to accepting the American-built THAAD missile defense system, China, Russia, and particularly North Korea remain on high alert.
Continue reading Between Beijing and Washington: South Korea on THAAD
It is no secret that China is aggressively staking out its claims in the South China Sea, but its campaign of island reclamation may lead to conflict in the region.
Continue reading China’s Great Wall of Sand
America’s record of engagement in Central Asia has been extensive during its post-9/11 era of adventurism. Yet with the continuing withdrawal from Afghanistan and its more recent commitment to an Asia-orientated foreign strategy, the U.S. is on track to dramatically decrease its investment in the region.
Continue reading Surveying the Challenges and Opportunities of America’s Foreign Policy Toward Central Asia