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Asia's Game of Thrones
Asia's Game of Thrones
Indonesia Stakes Its Claim in the South China Sea

With the stroke of a pen and the release of a new map, Indonesia just made the South China Sea a little more complicated.

Asia's Game of Thrones
India, Japan, and U.S. Put on a Show for China

The annual Malabar drills push back against China’s ambitions in the Indian Ocean.

Asia's Game of Thrones
At G20, Xi and Modi Ignore Tensions

The two leaders smiled for the cameras while their troops are engaged in the worst border standoff in years.

Asia's Game of Thrones
Vietnam Goes Bold In the South China Sea

It’s been drilling for oil, defying China, and making a public show of solidarity with the U.S. and India.

Asia's Game of Thrones
South Korea Seeks Security Cooperation With India

Courting India seems to be a key priority for the new government in Seoul.

Asia's Game of Thrones
China and India Face Off at Sikkim Border

Tensions are heating up along the Sino-Indian border in Sikkim, with Chinese troops bulldozing an Indian Army bunker and sparring with Indian troops.

Asia's Game of Thrones
Beijing Chips Away at Taiwan’s Friends

China is expanding its efforts to marginalize Taiwan, even among countries that do not formally recognize it.

Asia's Game of Thrones
Central Asia: All Together Now

The region that isn’t, and how it may be reclaiming itself.

Asia's Game of Thrones
India and Pakistan Join the SCO

A seemingly curious thing happened in Astana today: India just joined its arch-rival Pakistan in signing on to a China-led security bloc.

Asia's Game of Thrones
Japan and India Near Nuke Deal

Another sign of China’s two biggest regional rivals cozying up.

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