Lawfare: In Pakistan’s Financial Crisis, an Opening for Chinese Lawfare
Implications behind Secretary of State Pompeo’s comments about an IMF bailout for Pakistan.
Lawfare – Offensive Cyber Operations and the Interagency Process: What’s at Stake With the New Trump Policy
A primer on “offensive cyber operations” and the implications for foreign relations.
Asia Times: Australia flexes bigger naval muscles at China
Is Australia choosing sides by increasing naval presence in the Indo-Pacific?
Asia Times: Russia expands assets and naval horizons across Indo-Pacific
Expecting increased China-Russia cooperation as Russia seeks to expand its naval presence in the Indo-Pacific.
The Diplomat: How China’s New Aircraft Carriers Will Shape Regional Order
China’s aircraft carrier as conspicuous consumption to bolster prestige.
The Diplomat: China’s Stake in the Myanmar Peace Process
China’s involvement in the Myanmar peace process is tied to its Belt and Road Initiative.
East Asia Foum: China’s response to Trump’s ‘trade war’
Why a US-China trade war will not solve the problem of trade imbalances in Asia.
The Diplomat: What Drives Indonesia’s Pacific Island Strategy?
Indonesia is working to improve relations with the Pacific Island states.
Asia Times: Spending speed bumps hit China’s massive Belt and Road project
Is China’s Belt and Road Initiative losing momentum?
The Strategist: With Trump at large, Australia needs a Plan B for defence
Is Australia getting serious about questioning the sustainability of the US-Australia defense relationship?