Jan 14, 2014

Japan's Obama problem

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe does not appear to have considered the possibility that his pilgrimage to Yasukuni Shrine on Dec. 26 might end up helping China by deepening South Korea's antagonism toward Japan.

Jan 7, 2014

China's anti-Kim campaign

The next target of China's autocrats, already waging an undeclared war over territory against multiple neighboring countries, is likely to be fellow communist state North Korea, now an estranged ally.

Dec 23, 2013

Do international rules apply only to weaker countries?

China's Nov. 23 declaration of an air defense identification zone extending to territories it does not control and America's Dec. 12 arrest, strip-search and handcuffing of a New York-based Indian woman diplomat epitomize these powers' unilateralist tendencies, demonstrating that universal conformity to a rules-based ...

Dec 10, 2013

U.S. moves embolden China

China's Nov. 23 declaration of an air defense identification zone extending to territories it does not control is just the latest example of its jurisdictional creep that reflects a larger strategy to supplant the U.S. as the preeminent power in Asia.

Dec 3, 2013

China's territorial creep in Asia

China's "territorial creep" is contributing to Asian insecurity, fueling political tension and turning the world's economically most vibrant continent into a potentially global hot spot.

Nov 29, 2013

Obama's risky Afghan gambit

The Obama administration's decision to conduct U.S. training and counterterrorism operations in Afghanistan through 2024 means virtually an indefinite American troop presence there.

Nov 25, 2013

The Emperor's new goal

The Imperial couple's weeklong visit is likely to mark a defining moment in Indo-Japanese relations, fostering closer economic and security ties between Asia's two leading democracies as they seek a pluralistic, stable Asian order.

Nov 12, 2013

Arming the Indian elephant

The long-term sustainability of the "defense cooperation" relationship, in which India is more a client of the U.S. than a partner, remains a deep concern for Indians.

Nov 4, 2013

New maritime challenges

The recrudescence of territorial and maritime disputes, largely tied to the competition over natural resources, will increasingly have a bearing on maritime peace and security.