The Abe government has opted for a two-track approach to naval modernization: balance against China’s growing capabilities and escape the military constraints of Japan’s post-war constitution.
Zac and Nick delve into the details of the PLA Navy's rapid rise as a near-peer competitor to the United States, and what this means for US interests in the Asia Pacific.
Naval power has been a key element of great power conflict in the past, and growing hostility between the United States and China won’t prove an exception.
A variety of shared geopolitical interests will bring New Delhi and Washington closer together in the year to come.
In this first article of a new series on claimants in the South China Sea dispute, we examine the historical reasoning, diplomacy, and island-building underpinning China’s claim.
Opposition politician Ibrahim Mohamed Solih has won the Maldives’ general election, putting China’s latest foray into India’s backyard in jeopardy.
The US-China bilateral relationship is too big to fail.
Reports suggest that China wants to build a military base in Australia’s backyard.
The first domino of ASEAN claimant states has fallen as Brunei goes silent on the South China Sea dispute in exchange for closer economic cooperation with China.
It’s not just the Maldives where India and China are staring each other down in the Indian Ocean. The “Resplendent Island” is also a potential frontline in the simmering geopolitical competition between Asia’s giants.