Asia/Pacific

Post-Communist Transitions and Military Conflict in Asia

Post-Communist Transitions and Military Conflict in Asia

In China, Laos, and Vietnam, the move from planned to market-oriented economies has increased free trade and diminished levels of international conflict and hostility.

The Asian Tigers from Independence to Industrialisation

The Asian Tigers from Independence to Industrialisation

Do the lessons learned from the rapid economic growth of the Tigers from the 1960s through the 1990s have a practical application in contemporary development?

An Examination of Russia’s Foreign Policy Through The Clash of Civilizations

An Examination of Russia’s Foreign Policy Through The Clash of Civilizations

Russia’s actions of late are difficult to understand through traditional paradigms, but Huntington’s Clash of Civilization paradigm offers a holistic view of the crisis.

Unmasking China’s Assertive Behaviour in the Maritime Sphere

Unmasking China’s Assertive Behaviour in the Maritime Sphere

China’s assertive behaviour in the South China Sea (SCS) and East China Sea (ECS) is primarily motivated by nationalism and economic interests.

Is Pacific Asia Returning to Sinocentrism?

Is Pacific Asia Returning to Sinocentrism?

Although Pacific Asia seems to be progressing toward Sinocentrism, it is unlikely to return to such a state.

Non-Western Perspectives on Constitutional Supremacy

Non-Western Perspectives on Constitutional Supremacy

Greater flexibility, vulnerability, and uncertainty differentiate constitutional supremacy in non-Western countries such as Turkey and India from Western nations.

‘Alternative Development’ as a Policy to Combat Illegal Drug Production

‘Alternative Development’ as a Policy to Combat Illegal Drug Production

Alternative development programmes, and supply-side policies in general, have been ineffective in combating illegal drug production at the national and regional level.

Victim-Politics and Post-Conflict Foreign Policy in Rwanda and Sri Lanka

Victim-Politics and Post-Conflict Foreign Policy in Rwanda and Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka and Rwanda elicit a sense of victimhood upon which their respective foreign policies have been built.

The Incompatibility of COIN Warfare and Nation-Building in Iraq and Afghanistan

The Incompatibility of COIN Warfare and Nation-Building in Iraq and Afghanistan

The disjuncture between kinetic elements of American COIN doctrine and the nation-building mission inherent to ‘new’ conflicts lies at the root of ongoing difficulties.

Will Japan Become a Nuclear Weapons Power?

Will Japan Become a Nuclear Weapons Power?

Japan’s non-nuclear policy appears to be a pragmatic realisation of numerous domestic factors, perceptions of regional security, and faith in the US alliance.

UN Peacekeeping: Bangladesh, India and Pakistan’s Troop Contributions

UN Peacekeeping: Bangladesh, India and Pakistan’s Troop Contributions

From a realist perspective, the impressive devotion of top-troop contributors to UN Peacekeeping is rooted in several political, professional, and economic motivations.

The Pursuit of Strategic Stability: An OSCE-like Infrastructure For South Asia

The Pursuit of Strategic Stability: An OSCE-like Infrastructure For South Asia

Modeling a multinational organization on the example of the OSCE is an ideal method for achieving improved regional security for the states in South Asia.