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Op-Ed: Iran and the U.S. Avoid War for Now

[By Ian Dudgeon] President Donald Trump’s public response to Iranian missile strikes on two U.S. airbases in Ir...

Is the Killing of Iran’s Soleimani a Prelude to War?

[By Mohammed Ayoob] Qassem Soleimani’s assassination in an American attack at Baghdad airport, on U.S. President Donald T...

Maritime Security Challenges for Indo-Pacific Island Nations

By The Strategist 12-06-2019 11:49:02

[By Anthony Bergin, David Brewster and Aakriti Bachhawat] In a new report, titled Ocean Horizons, we examine how Pacific i...

Op-Ed: America's Feeble Indo-Pacific Strategy

[By Brahma Chellaney] With the global geopolitical centre of gravity shifting towards Asia, a pluralistic, rules-based Indo-Pac...

Turkey’s Dam-Building Could Create New Middle East Conflict

By The Strategist 11-06-2019 06:57:30

Posted in: Maritime

[By Connor Dilleen] Countries across the Middle East are facing a bleak future of declining rainfall, dimin...

The Tulagi Turning Point

By The Strategist 10-29-2019 09:29:19

Posted in: Maritime

The New York Times reported on 16 October that the People’s Republic of China had leased the island of Tulagi...

The Chinese Incursion into Vietnam's EEZ and Lessons from the Past

By The Strategist 08-20-2019 09:10:03

Posted in: Maritime

[By Huong Le Thu] The Haiyang Dizhi 8, a survey vessel belonging to a Chinese government-run corporation, began surve...

Sanctions and Tariffs: The New Economic Battlefield

By The Strategist 08-06-2019 08:50:32

Posted in: Maritime

[By David Uren] Economic warfare is being fought with an intensity not seen since the period leading up to World War II as coun...

Study: "Hidden" Chinese Loans May Sow Seeds of Debt Crisis

[By David Uren] Tonga, a nation of 170 islands and just over 100,000 people, is carrying a heavier Chinese debt burden than any...

Should China Help Secure the Strait of Hormuz?

By The Strategist 07-03-2019 04:21:09

Posted in: Maritime

US President Donald Trump’s recent tweet on the Strait of Hormuz, in which he said that Asian countries ‘sho...

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