There are three broad camps on how to deal with an increasingly unruly Pyongyang.
The People’s Liberation Army allegedly plans to increase the size of its amphibious assault troops by 400 percent.
Insights from Ambassador Carla A. Hills.
India is purportedly evaluating whether to repair grounded Afghan helicopters and transport aircraft.
WBC increases the popularity of baseball in Asia and helps ensure a base of fans and players for the future.
Third round of military aid set to be followed by a fourth in July.
India and Russia have failed to resolve their differences so far and the joint project appears to be going nowhere.
A detailed look at the Afghan border, a discussion of dictators, and a secret report on Semipalatinsk; recommended reads.
Is the ECO Pakistan’s key to economic salvation?
U.S. and South Korean officials are bracing for Pyongyang's sixth nuclear test.
Bangladesh is increasingly seeing females take part in suicide bombings and other terrorist attacks.
Sharmila’s defeat in Manipur signals that fame cannot overcome the political machine.
What's behind “Emperor Trump's” popularity: authoritarianism, conservatism, or pragmatism?
Tactical nuclear weapons get most of the attention, but Islamabad is also building up conventional capabilities.
Even a tactically “successful” invasion of the island might lead to strategic defeat for the PRC and the Communist Party.
Manila is stepping up efforts to safeguard its claim.
Seasons of migration to the north: stories of Central Asian migrant workers in Russia.
The outreach from a Russian republic could help reshape Pakistan's geopolitical milieu.
So far, U.S.-China ties haven't seen a drastic deterioration. What does the future hold for U.S.-China ties?
China needs to be wary of a looming water crisis in Central Asia.
The Awami League's outreach to Islamist groups will not encourage, not moderate, extremists.
China dispatched a PLA honor guard to Pakistan's Republic Day parade.
The new People's Liberation Party, with its promise of a fresh approach, could make waves in Timor-Leste in the future.
The fate of a notorious Thai cult hangs in the balance.
Budget and shipyard hurdles will stymie progress beyond the current President’s term.
The four new light attack aircraft are arriving just in time for this year’s fighting season.
Russia’s deadliest sub is slated to get even deadlier in 2017.
Trip sees gains mainly on the economic side.
A U.S. Air Force bomber conducted training missions with Japanese and South Korean fighter jets this week.
Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev visited his Kazakh counterpart Nursultan Nazarbayev in Astana.
Contract for Next Generation AFV awarded to Singapore Technologies Engineering.
A closer look at the costs and benefits of the annual Foal Eagle-Key Resolve exercises.
Kazakhstan’s government is using social media to tame rebellion.
For some Koreans, apparently the dearth of Chinese tourists is a major draw. But other industries aren't so lucky.
If the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor doesn’t live up to the hype, Russia may stand to benefit.
With little hope of winning themselves, the pan-democrats plan to side with a pro-Beijing underdog.
Shutting down the machine would necessitate Washington owning up to its place in the cycle.
Some additional details were disclosed this week in a closely-watched defense agreement.
Taiwan is moving ahead with plans to field a new fleet of domestically-built submarines within ten years.
The first two of five TC-90s are expected to arrive next week.
A contemporary take on the Washington Naval Treaty system has limitations in the South China Sea.
China's overreaction to THAAD misses the key point of the deployment.
Myanmar's rapid transformation, as seen in the commercial capital of Yangon.
The country has few options to deal with the issue.
The Great Pacific War reveals the insights (and mistakes) that come with discussing a future war.
Rethinking the 'Kindleberger Trap' and its implications for the rise of China.
Japan’s newest surface combatant entered service on March 22.
While demonetization appears to be defying expectations, opinion remains divided over the speed and secrecy of the move.
The next high-level Trump administration official to go to Asia will be none other than the vice president.
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The two countries carried out the 11th iteration of Exercise Bold Kurukshetra.
The line's collapse represents yet another unsuccessful attempt at regional integration.
Ties between the two countries do not seem as chummy as they used to be.
Vietnam's prime minister asked for South Korea's support in ongoing disputes in the South China Sea.
A closer look at what the Philippine president accomplished during his two-day visit there.
Public-private partnership infrastructure spending will boost China’s economy but increase local government debt.
Who says a corruption scandal is ever really over? An old Kyrgyz banking scandal shows up in Manafort's Ukraine dealings.
Though security cooperation remains limited, the two sides are pushing forward on trade and technology.
To truly engage with North Korea, we must talk with its people.
Cuts to the U.S. State Department will also impact the U.S.-Pakistan alliance.
Environmental protests are proving a tough challenge for the communist regime.
Long a staple of Mekong Delta culture, Vietnam's floating markets must now adapt or fade away.
The former Taiwanese president rejects the idea that his close relations with China caused his party's defeat in 2016.
Espionage operations now extend to students, rather than focusing only on retired officials.