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Rising China, geopolitical tensions take stage at APEC

Rising China, geopolitical tensions take stage at APEC

World leaders including Barack Obama arrived in Beijing Monday for an Asia-Pacific summit hosted by China’s Xi Jinping and including Russia’s Vladimir Putin, against a backdrop of growing big-power rivalries. Obama arrives wounded by the Democrats’ defeat in the mid-term […]


Drivers of Long-Term Insecurity and Instability in Pakistan

Drivers of Long-Term Insecurity and Instability in Pakistan

Pakistan is expected to shift from a mostly rural country to mostly urban country within the next two to three decades, which could have far-reaching effects on its future politics and stability. A new study from the RAND Corporation, a […]


‘Premature’ to talk of US troop cuts in Asia: Kerry

‘Premature’ to talk of US troop cuts in Asia: Kerry

Secretary of State John Kerry said Friday it was too early to discuss cutting the number of US troops stationed in Asia and South Korea, amid increased tensions on the heavily guarded peninsula. The warning came a day after Washington […]


America’s Arms Sales to Vietnam: A Short-Sighted Policy

America’s Arms Sales to Vietnam: A Short-Sighted Policy

The United States has announced a partial lifting of its ban on arms sales to Vietnam to help its maritime security, easing the embargo on Vietnam that was imposed after the end of the Vietnam War in 1975. At the […]


US, South Korea set up wartime unit to destroy North’s nukes: report

US, South Korea set up wartime unit to destroy North’s nukes: report

South Korea said Thursday it would create a joint military unit with the United States, as a report suggested the contingent would target North Korea’s weapons of mass destruction if a full-scale conflict broke out. The mechanized unit led by […]


China defence ministry tells US to stop ‘close-in’ surveillance

China defence ministry tells US to stop ‘close-in’ surveillance

China’s military on Thursday told the United States to end air and naval surveillance near its borders, saying it was damaging relations between the Pacific powers and could lead to “undesirable accidents”. The US should “take concrete measures to decrease […]


Guam Is Strategic Hub To Asia-Pacific Rebalance

Guam Is Strategic Hub To Asia-Pacific Rebalance

Guam, because of its military bases, Army anti-ballistic missile system and location 3,300 miles west of Hawaii is an increasingly important strategic hub for the U.S. Asia-Pacific rebalance, Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work said today. Work’s visit here was part […]


Southeast Asia Boosting Homegrown Defense

Southeast Asia Boosting Homegrown Defense

Reports claim that Southeast Asian nations are investing in their defense sector in response to increasing tensions with Beijing over the South China Sea. But will that be able to keep China at bay? Experts believe that nations in Southeast […]


China, US vow to end old rivalries

China, US vow to end old rivalries

China and the US geared early Wednesday for high-stakes talks on a slew of thorny issues, as American officials warned against rising tensions caused by Beijing’s “problematic” claim to swathes of the South China Sea. The maritime disputes, as well […]


 
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