China-India Military Build Up Continues Along Doklam Plateau, Bhutan

Satellite imagery has indicated an increase in both Chinese and Indian ground and air capabilities within the disputed territory along the Tibetan-Bhutanese border. Doklam is an historical point of contention between China and Bhutan, with the latter supported by India, for which the region is of geostrategic importance. The military […]

Discussions Of Australia-Japan Military Deal Arise Amid Regional Concerns

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has confirmed that he will be visiting Tokyo this week for annual talks with his Japanese counterpart, Shinzo Abe. The major focus of the trip will be bolstering regional security, as the two countries prepare to seal a defence agreement that will strengthen military ties […]

Cambodia’s PM Accused Of ‘Killing Democracy’ In Lead Up To 2018 Elections

Cambodia has been accused of ‘killing democracy’ after a recent crackdown on political opposition. Kem Sokha, leader of the opposition party in Cambodia, was arrested at midnight on September 3rd during a night raid on his home in Phnom Penh. His party, Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), was then dissolved […]

Illegal Trading With North Korea After The Latest UN Sanctions

Last week the resolution 2397 was approved by the UN Security Council, in which new economic sanctions were imposed on the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea in order to halt its nuclear programme. Among these sanctions, one strictly limited oil trade to the Asian country. Certainly, this action could destabilize […]

Leaked Plans For North Korean Refugee Settlements In China

A leaked document on the micro-blogging site ‘Weibo’ revealed surprising plans by China for the future of North Korean refugees in their country. The document, which has since been deleted, was given the subtitle of “North Korea Refugee Settlement Plans.” The plans detailed attempts by the China Mobile Branch to […]