January 14, 2016

The Nature of China’s Rise and Why It Matters to the U.S. and Japan: A Japanese Perspective

By: Hiroko Maeda | China’s military buildup has shaken regional stability and poses a challenge to the U.S.-Japan alliance. This study examines China’s security challenges, as […]
November 23, 2015

Developments in China’s Conventional Precision Strike Capabilities

By: Akira Marusaki | Among the range of PLA capabilities undergoing modernization, this study focuses on conventional precision strike capability. In order to address the questions […]
August 31, 2015

China Has Its Own Problems With History

By: Randall Schriver | THE DIPLOMAT | On September 3, political leaders in Beijing will convene a massive military parade to commemorate the victory of allied […]
August 6, 2015

Extending Domestic Governance Over the Seas: China’s State Oceanic Administration

By: Chisako T. Masuo | In 1982, General Liu Huaqing of China proposed the strategy of ‘offshore defense’ and drew a line through the Kurile Islands, […]
July 27, 2015

The PLA General Staff Department Third Department Second Bureau: An Organizational Overview of Unit 61398

By: Mark A. Stokes | In May 2014, the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) announced indictments against five Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) officers on charges […]
July 22, 2015

Of Monarchs and Military Men: The Political Pathologies that Undermine Democracy in Burma and Thailand

By: Kelley Currie | Since a 2012 outbreak of communal violence targeting Rohingyas in Burma, the trafficking business had been booming. Subsequent official persecution intended to […]
July 14, 2015

TPP From Taiwan’s Vantage Point: Political, Trade, and Strategic Considerations

By: Sara Yi-ying Lin | Established in 2008, The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) has been closely followed by the major trading nations in the Asia-Pacific. Taiwan, or […]
June 23, 2015

The Intersection of HADR and the Rohingya Refugee Crisis

By: Kelsey Broderick | HADR exercises have traditionally been aimed at responding to and preparing for natural disasters. But ultimately, the purpose of HADR is to […]
May 21, 2015

Rebuilding Deterrence: Post-2015 Defense Guidelines Challenges Facing the U.S.-Japan Alliance

By: Sugio Takahashi | On 27 April 2015, Japan and the U.S. concluded the new Guidelines for the Japan-U.S. Defense Cooperation. This paper will explore the […]
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