Southeast Asia
Vietnam: New Law of the Sea Comes into Force

Vietnam: New Law of the Sea Comes into Force

by ROBERTO TOFANI With the Vietnamese Law of the Sea taking effect at the beginning of 2013, Hanoi writes another chapter on the maritime dispute in the South China Sea, referred by Vietnamese as the East Sea and by Filipinos as the West Sea. Adopted on Jun. 21 2012 with 99.8 percent of the vote...

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China Doesn't Think the U.S. is That Awesome

China Doesn’t Think the U.S. is That Awesome

China views the United States as a declining power, on the wrong side of history, and no longer awesome.

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Asia's Military Spending Eclipses Europe's

Asia’s Military Spending Eclipses Europe’s

As Europe and the USA cut down on their military spending, Asia continues to pour money into its various military industrial complexes as tensions rise

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South Korea's T-50 Golden Eagle sees increased attention abroad in 2012

South Korea’s T-50 Golden Eagle sees increased attention abroad in 2012

South Korea’s advanced training aircraft, the KAI T-50 Golden Eagle, is increasing its profile internationally in 2012

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China's Government Mouthpiece Calls for China-Russia Alliance

China’s Government Mouthpiece Calls for China-Russia Alliance

A recent Global Times article suggests that China and Russia should team-up against the United States to offset what it sees as American military threats.

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How China is Advancing Its Military Reach

How China is Advancing Its Military Reach

China has the largest standing army in the world with 2,285,000 personnel and an annual budget US$114.3 billion. As the US shifts its focus to Asia, Alexander Neill, head of the Asia Security Programme at the Royal United Services Institute, writes about Chinese military advances that challenge regional balances.

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China’s Mekong Predicament

China’s Mekong Predicament

China is breaking from tradition by seeking to co-police the Mekong with its Southeast Asian partners. It is an ambitious endeavour with many challenges ahead.

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