Category: Asia Pacific

Asia-Pacific International Security

In recent years, security concerns in the Asia-Pacific region have risen to the forefront of national headlines. This region remains a battlefield of military showmanship, rising economic power, and governmental scandals – a goldmine of political debate. The South China…

THAAD: A Tale of Four Countries

Amidst western cacophony surrounding the rise of a new radical right in European elections, a new U.S. travel ban, and the unveiling of Republicans’ now-defeated bill to repeal Obamacare, on March 6, 2017, two Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD)…

The North Korean Missile Crisis: The Dawn of Japanese Rearmament

On the 6th of March 2017, North Korea launched four ballistic missiles towards the Sea of Japan. Three of the missiles landed in Japanese territorial waters, which North Korea claimed were launched in preparation to target US military bases in…