- NewsletterBy Andrei CazacuSep 2, 2015
The security and defense bills up for consideration by Japan’s Parliament signal the beginning of a potentially major shift in East Asian security.
- Issues and Insights Vol. 15, No. 7 - US-China Strategic Nuclear Relations: Time to Move to Track-1 DialogueReportSep 1, 2015
- NewsletterSep 1, 2015
Increased investment and trade have contributed to rapidly growing economies in Southeast Asia. To take advantage, Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam have worked to facilitate economic modernization by integrating under the banner of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).
- NewsletterBy Dennis Blair and Jeffrey W. HornungAug 31, 2015
The Department of Defense recently released its Asia-Pacific Maritime Security Strategy. Because of rapid security changes in the maritime realm, the document is a welcome declaration, providing much greater clarity on Washington’s strategy in the region.
- NewsletterBy Grace HeartyAug 28, 2015
The Mekong River is often referred to as the lifeblood of Southeast Asia. It is where economics and environment come together in a region that is increasingly central to Asia’s security and prosperity.
- NewsletterAug 24, 2015
In PacNet #52, Kelly Wadsworth suggests that India should be rewarded for its good non-proliferation behavior by receiving full membership to the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG). This argument is problematic on several accounts. NSG members would be ill-advised to grant membership to India as a reward without looking at the broader issues that affect the non-proliferation regime.
- NewsletterAug 24, 2015
After more than 43 hours of high-level talks that began at 6:00 PM (KST) on Saturday, August 22, North and South Korea finally reached an agreement just before 1:00 AM (KST) on Tuesday, August 25 at Panmunjom to de-escalate recent tensions on the Korean Peninsula.
- NewsletterBy Kelly WadsworthAug 20, 2015
- Southeast Asia from Scott Circle: Endgame to Myanmar’s Cease-fire Deal Tests President Thein Sein’s ResolveNewsletterBy Phuong NguyenAug 20, 2015
- NewsletterAug 20, 2015
On August 20, North and South Korea exchanged live fire over the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) in the western part of the border. North Koreans fired a projectile at a South Korean front-line military unit in Yeoncheon, Gyeonggi Province (located at the southern part of the Military Demarcation Line). The North Koreans later used a 76.2-mm direct fire weapon a few times within the DMZ.