Geopolitics

China has world’s biggest navy. Now what?

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In 2018, Chinese President Xi Jinping donned military fatigues and boarded a People's Liberation Army Navy destroyer in the South China Sea. Spread out...

US destroyer moves through Taiwan Strait

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A U.S. destroyer moved through the Taiwan Strait on Wednesday, the Navy announced. “The Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Curtis Wilbur (DDG-54) conducted a...

Resetting US-Philippines Alliance?

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By Julius Cesar Trajano* Despite President Duterte’s desire to shift Philippine security policy away from its treaty alliance with the US, Manila remains a close...

Chagos silence undermines rules-based system

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By Benjamin Herscovitch* Australia’s defence of the rules-based international order is based on enlightened self-interest. As the 2017 Foreign Policy White Paper made plain: “We...

RN to increase global naval presence

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The Royal Navy aims to increase the number of naval units deployed around the world, according to Vice-Admiral Jerry Kyd, Commander of the United...

China’s dangerous new coast guard law

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By Ryan D. Martinson* Since its October release in draft form, China’s new coastguard law has been the subject of dozens of news reports and...

Diego Garcia, the US and rules-based order

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By Blake Herzinger* In remarks delivered at the US State Department in early February, President Joe Biden championed the rule of law as part of...

How China bends rules in South China Sea

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By Oriana Skylar Mastro* Chinese exercises in the South China Sea last month, and the strong US response, show these disputed waters will not soon...

US must ensure Taiwan does not fall

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By Malcolm Davis* There are growing signs that a military crisis could erupt across the Taiwan Strait this year as China flexes its military muscle...

Australia to boost capacity in Pacific

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Australia will significantly boost its military beach landing capability by completely replacing the Army's amphibious-vehicle fleet as part of an $800 million investment aimed...