- Late last year, tensions in East Asia flared after Japanese Prime Minister Abe made a controversial official visit to the Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo. What are the consequences of the visit likely to be and will it hurt US-Japan relations?
- Malaysia is pursuing a two-fold strategy in the South China Sea, strengthening relations with both China and its ASEAN neighbours.
- Do the recent reforms in Japan’s defence establishment mark a return to defence normalcy?
- Ahead of Shinzo Abe's visit to India later this month, India and Japan have pledged to strengthen defence cooperation.
- What did the meeting of the Indian and Pakistani Directors General of Military Operations achieve?
- James Holmes on the possibility of a China-Japan war: 'This competition is about more than islets or ADIZs. Nothing less than the nature of the Asian order is at stake'.
- How the Sukhoi-30 MKI fighters are changing the Indian Air Force’s combat strategy.
- In this Brookings essay, Margaret MacMillan argues that there are more parallels between 1914 and 2014 than you might think:
The one-hundredth anniversary of 1914 should make us reflect anew on our vulnerability to human error, sudden catastrophes, and sheer accident. So we have good reason to glance over our shoulders even as we look ahead. History, said Mark Twain, never repeats itself but it rhymes.
The Lowy Institute International Security Program's work on Indo-Pacific security is supported by two grants from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.