East Asia

Leadership, Factional Politics and China's Civil-Military Dynamics: Post-17th Party Congress Patterns

September 2009

This article highlights the changing dynamics of relations between the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and the People's Liberation Army under the current leadership.

Political Change in Japan: Implications for Foreign and Defence Policies

August 31, 2009

The Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ), an ensemble of liberals and conservatives, has unseated the Liberal Democratic party (LDP) in the general elections held on August 30, ending the LDP’s almost half

Japan rethinks its pacifist security policy

August 27, 2009

Japan seems set to overhaul its pacifist security policy with the ongoing formulation of a new National Defense Programme Guidelines (NDPG) for fiscal 2010-2014.

Challenges Before New Government in Indonesia

August 19, 2009

A Constitutional court recently dismissed a petition about alleged electoral irregularities filed by opposition presidential candidates Megawati Sukarnoputri and Jusuf Kalla.

Securing the Sea Frontier: China's Pursuit of Sovereignty Claims in the South China Sea

June 2005

China’s maritime territorial claims, and its diplomatic and military measures to attain them, have caused much regional concern in recent years.

China’s Changing Worldview

August 4, 2009

Recent Chinese writings indicate that the Chinese see themselves as a major player in international affairs.

Political convulsions in Japanese politics

August 3, 2009

Since the early 1950s, two factors have remained constant in Japan - the political domination of the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) and the continuation of the Japan-US security alliance.

Jakarta Blasts and Jemaah Islamiyah

July 23, 2009

Indonesian police confirmed on July 19 that the twin blasts at the Ritz Carlton and Marriott Hotels in Jakarta two days earlier, which left nine people dead (including two suicide bombers) and more th

The Strategic Aspect of Migration from China’s North-East to Russia’s Far East

July 23, 2009

In a conference on socio-economic development in Kamchatka Kray in 2008, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said that if Russia does not step up the level of activity of its work in the Russian Far Eas

China’s eagle eye on Arunachal

July 10, 2009

Referring to India’s recent troop deployment in Arunachal Pradesh and the construction of a new airbase at Tezpur, Assam, Zhang Haizjou writing in China Daily on June 10, 2009 states that “India is at

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