Grand Strategy in Pivotal Places

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July 16, 2019 | EXPERT: Yun Sun

With the much-expected announcement on the latest US arms sales package to Taiwan, China retaliated with a vow to sanction US companies participating in the sales. This is not the first time that China threatened to do so.

July 2, 2019 | EXPERT: Yun Sun

The Hanoi summit between President Trump and North Korean supreme leader Kim Jong-un had been expected to deliver concrete results on the nuclear negotiations and/or US-North Korea bilateral relations.

June 25, 2019 | EXPERT: Yun Sun

After many years of speculation about a visit to the DPRK by Chinese President Xi Jinping, the suspense finally came to an end last week with the Chinese leader’s two-day state visit to Pyongyang. The timing is curious.

June 3, 2019 | EXPERT: Yuki Tatsumi

The abduction issue (rachi mondai) has been a major constraint on Japan’s policy toward North Korea for the last several decades. In the 1970s, a number of Japanese citizens disappeared and it has long been suspected that they were abducted by North Korean agents.

May 31, 2019 | EXPERT: Frank ODonnell

This review article considers three significant volumes recently published in the field of Southern Asian security studies. These consist of Not War, Not Peace?

May 22, 2019 | EXPERT: Sameer Lalwani

Sameer Lalwani contributed a chapter to an April 2019 report from the German Marshall Fund US, Mind the Gap: National Views of The Free and Open Indo-Pacific. 

May 1, 2019 | EXPERT: Eyal Hanfling , EXPERT: Sameer Lalwani

In February 2019, the threat of war in South Asia appeared imminent for the first time in over a decade. For the first time since 1971, India and Pakistan traded cross-border airstrikes; they also engaged in conventional clashes not seen since the 1999 Kargil War.

April 29, 2019 | EXPERT: Akriti Vasudeva , EXPERT: Emily Tallo , EXPERT: Hannah Haegeland , EXPERT: Sameer Lalwani , EXPERT: Travis Wheeler

The Stimson Center, in collaboration with the Regional Centre for Strategic Studies, hosted a workshop on nuclear effects in South Asia in Colombo, Sri Lanka from February 23-25, 2018.

April 17, 2019 | EXPERT: Emily Tallo , EXPERT: Sameer Lalwani

With voting underway in India’s general election, February’s Kashmir conflict is likely to weigh on the minds of voters, especially given last week’s social media uproar over the reported downing of a Pakistani F-16 fighter jet during the crisis.

April 12, 2019 | EXPERT: Jason Li

In Taiwan’s local elections held on November 24, the Kuomintang (KMT) trounced the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP).

April 10, 2019 | EXPERT: Heather Byrne , EXPERT: Sameer Lalwani

WITH the third meeting within a year of the quadrilateral security dialogue, or ‘Quad’, between officials from Australia, India, Japan, and the United States, bullish analysis suggests the Quad is a formation that is evolving but enduring.

April 2, 2019 | EXPERT: Yuki Tatsumi

Relations between Japan and South Korea have descended to a new low.
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