September will mark the first Chinese military parade under the leadership of Xi Jinping, an event that will have geopolitical significance for domestic and international audiences.
Chinese Military Power
The Abe government is looking to expanded defense cooperation with Southeast Asian nations as a way to counter China’s growing assertiveness and military clout in the region.
Daniel Bodirsky examines the historical context of Vietnam’s apprehension towards its powerful northern neighbor.
Sander Ruben Aarten examines the geopolitical significance of the disputed area of Aksai Chin along the Sino-Indian border.
Dr. Murray Hunter analyzes the latest Australian defense white paper with an eye on whether or not policymakers in Canberra have missed a big opportunity.
The Liberal Democratic Party’s Shinzo Abe emerged as the big winner in last week’s elections in Japan. But any forecast of the next four years of LDP rule must begin with the question: where exactly does the rhetoric end and the real policy begin?