China and its neighbors
China and its neighbors
Oil Disputes in Asia’s Costal Waters Pour Fuel on Regional Fire

Tokyo and Beijing’s latest row is over Chinese rigs that are drilling near—but not in—Japanese waters.

China and its neighbors
U.S. Loosens Restrictions on Weapons Sales to Vietnam

The U.S. eased an embargo on lethal arms sales to Vietnam, citing the country’s improved human rights record. But what the U.S. is really interested in here is countering China’s territorial aggression.

China and its neighbors
Shinzo Abe and Narendra Modi: Friends ’Til the End

Indian PM Modi and Japanese PM Abe met in Kyoto to cement the two countries’ alliance in ways that China will not be happy to see: defense cooperation, a nuclear deal, and mutually beneficial infrastructural projects.

China and its neighbors
China Racing to Stockpile Crude…Just in Case

China may be gearing up for instability in its neighborhood. It’s beefing up its strategic reserves of crude oil at an “unprecedented” rate.

China and its neighbors
Japan, India, and Asia’s "Arc of Freedom"

One of India’s top strategic thinkers argues for deep strategic and economic cooperation between India, Japan, and South Korea.

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