A pro-China president in the Maldives is the moment Beijing has been waiting for to consolidate its expanding strategic naval footprint in the Indian Ocean.
With 20% of its coast controlled by a Chinese firm and a key naval base renovated with Chinese funds, Cambodia has become Beijing's chief regional extension.
China's financial picture is bleak and Xi Jinping will have to act decisively to maintain power. And that could mean paving a potential path to war.
Control of Hambantota Port in Sri Lanka would provide military advantages, including vital logistics support for China's naval deployments in the Indian Ocean.
Could a purge of the highest ranks of China's Rocket Force, perhaps triggered by data leak suspicions, provide clues into the disappearance of Qin Gang?
Passing up these agreements would squander Great Power relations dating to WWII and put friends and allies like Japan at risk from growing Chinese aggression.
Its territorial appetite combined with the apparent graduation by China from a defensive to a preemptive strike posture for defense is raising regional alarms.
The PLA's navy drill with aircraft carrier Shandong is another sign that China aims to deter or defeat any third-party intervention in the Indo-Pacific.
Russia’s “great maritime power” ambition — illegally occupying the Northern Territories and invading Ukraine — is intended to provoke Japan, the US, and Europe.
The Biden administration’s 2022 National Defense Strategy calls for strengthening deterrence against China, so why did it exclude a key regional player?
At 99 years old, Dr. Kissinger may still be clear-headed, but China has changed and its growing coercion of Taiwan threatens East Asia’s peace and stability.
A former Chinese labor camp survivor analyzes an audio file that, while not independently verified, is raising concerns about the country’s military intentions.