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Asia's Game of Thrones
Asia's Game of Thrones
Russia Conducts Joint Drills with the Philippines

Moscow and Manila’s military cooperation is proceeding apace.

Asia's Game of Thrones
China Joins Nepal for War Games

Despite protestations to the contrary, India can’t be too pleased.

Asia's Game of Thrones
South Korea Reacts to Trump’s North Korea Moves

While there are some jitters in Seoul, there are also signs that the tougher U.S. posture is welcome—especially insofar as it’s changing Beijing’s calculus.

Asia's Game of Thrones
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The Pacific Power

Michael Green’s By More Than Providence is an insightful study—combining theory, history, and experience—of American grand strategy in Asia. It’s also a practical guide for extending American influence and power in the region.

Asia's Game of Thrones
Obama’s Asia Pivot Policy Still Bearing Sour Fruit

Erstwhile allies are pivoting to Beijing.

Asia's Game of Thrones
Can China Buy Off the Philippines?

Money talks.

Asia's Game of Thrones
Vietnam and Taiwan Spar over South China Sea

Taiwan has been engaging in military drills this week around Taiping Island, its major foothold in the South China Sea—and Vietnam is having none of it.

Asia's Game of Thrones
China Courts Australia with Trade Talk

Li Keqiang’s trip Down Under aimed to shore up Australian support for Chinese trade, with mixed results.

Asia's Game of Thrones
China’s Spratly Bases Ready For Action

More wages from Obama’s vaunted Pivot to Asia.

Asia's Game of Thrones
Japan Pushes to Populate Islands

Time will tell if this strategy will backfire, generating more pushback from potential allies like South Korea.

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