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 […]
May 14, 2015

Challenges for the PLAN in the Western Pacific: Implications for the U.S.-Japan Alliance

By: Tetsuo Kotani | China is further developing its anti-access/area-denial (A2/AD) capabilities, particularly its submarine fleet and cruise missiles launched from land-based aircraft, to defeat an […]
May 12, 2015

Chinese Activities in the South China Sea: Implications for the American Pivot to Asia

By: Kelsey Broderick | This paper analyzes the background of the South China Sea dispute and the extent to which the American rebalance has influenced China’s […]
April 21, 2015

China’s Military Developments and the U.S.-Japan Alliance

By: Project 2049 Institute In 2015, the Project 2049 Institute launched a program to focus on trends in China’s military advancements and how the U.S. and […]
April 8, 2015

Chinese Religious Regulations in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region: A Veiled Threat to Turkic Muslims?

By: Julia Famularo Radical Islam constitutes a growing challenge in the immediate periphery of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) and beyond. Chinese Communist Party (CCP) […]
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