The Asia-Pacific region is very dynamic and fast changing, not only in economic terms but also in security terms. Three recent developments will have profound implication on regional security.
China and Russia conducted their first official bilateral naval exercise from April 22-27, and Richard Weitz highlights its strategic importance for global politics, especially in the Asia-Pacific region.
A number of events that have occurred in North Korea (DPRK) within the past few months have captured the world’s attention. The sudden death of North Korean leader Kim Jong-il introduced some guesswork about who would succeed him in Pyongyang and how it would affect the nation’s foreign policy. But recent high-level conferences show that [...]
In recent years there have been numerous cases – from the nuclear crisis on the Korean Peninsula to the contentions over the South China Sea – that Asian countries should pay more attention to Asia’s collective security system. The reason for this is quite simple: a collective security system is absent in the region. The absence has given rise to many problems, and plunged the region into insecurity.
It has been a while since Western forces launched air strikes on Libyan government forces. But it is a pity that they have not yet taken any measure to address the matters of uncertainty that go with such military operations. On March 17, the United Nations Security Council adopted Resolution 1973, authorizing member states to [...]
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