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Why we should Worry (Proactively) about Taiwan
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Why we should Worry (Proactively) about Taiwan

By: Lauren Dickey At her May 20th inauguration, President Tsai Ing-wen tiptoed around two words of utmost importance to Beijing: 1992 Consensus. This consensus is what Beijing has, in recent years, deemed to be the political foundation for cross-Strait engagement and rapprochement. Neither accepting nor repudiating the 1992 Consensus was a risky move for the … Continue reading

Book review: ‘America’s Modern Wars: Understanding Iraq, Afghanistan and Vietnam’ by Christopher Lawrence
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Book review: ‘America’s Modern Wars: Understanding Iraq, Afghanistan and Vietnam’ by Christopher Lawrence

Reviewed by: Cheng Lai Ki Christopher Lawrence. America’s Modern Wars: Understanding Iraq, Afghanistan and Vietnam. Oxford, UK. Casemate Publishers, 2015. ISBN: 978-1612002781. Hardcover. £19.99 Compared to other countries around the world, the United States military possesses the largest expenditure rate in the world of around $640,221million, according to a study conducted by the Brookings in 2014.[1] … Continue reading

The Time has come to Revoke Turkey’s NATO Membership (but offer it a lifeline)
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The Time has come to Revoke Turkey’s NATO Membership (but offer it a lifeline)

By: Austin Luce The idea of removing Turkey from the ranks of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization would send shockwaves through the international community. Never before has the alliance ousted a member, as the need for unity, especially in the days where a war with the Soviet Union seemed like a real possibility, always superseded … Continue reading

How Japan can deter China’s increasing maritime activity
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How Japan can deter China’s increasing maritime activity

By: Gen Kawasaki The 21st century has seen China and Japan drift towards treacherously ‘warmer’ waters. The two countries have failed, over and over, to settle historical matters and territorial disputes over the Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands. With a shifting balance of maritime power, their geostrategic calculations in the East and South China Sea cannot be overlooked. … Continue reading

Does Malaysia have concrete counterterrorism strategies to mitigate potential terrorist attacks?
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Does Malaysia have concrete counterterrorism strategies to mitigate potential terrorist attacks?

By: Munira Mustaffa While Indonesia successfully demonstrated remarkable resilience with her defiant cry of “Kami tidak takut” (“We are not intimidated”) on social media after the January 2016 attack,[1] there are some uncertainties that the same level of fortitude can be witnessed in Malaysia should a Daesh-inspired attack happen.[2] This raises some pressing debates about Malaysia’s … Continue reading