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    Alliances and Partnerships

    Dr. Alfred Oehlers/Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies Photos by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS We often hear that alliances and partnerships are a vital asset. These relationships distinguish the United States from its competitors. They also confer decisive advantages, especially at crucial moments. As the U.S. faces future challenges, it likely will again turn to Allies and Partners for…

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  • Conflicts - Tensions

    Fit for Purpose

    FORUM Staff  |  Photos by AUSTRALIAN DEFENCE DEPARTMENT The mission was critical; the timeline telling: Conduct a comprehensive review of Australia’s defense strategy and force posture — perhaps the nation’s most consequential such analysis in more than three decades — and issue recommendations within six months, rather than the 18 months typical for such an undertaking. “Now that’s a tall…

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  • Conflicts - Tensions

    Facing internal challenges, Beijing implements aggressive policies that undercut regional stability

    Mandeep Singh The People’s Republic of China (PRC) faces a bevy of internal challenges contributing to its aggressive expansionist foreign policy, analysts say. Factors such as domestic demand for food and fuel, an aging population, and Beijing’s proclivity to suppress perceived threats to its authority may also be weakening Chinese Communist Party (CCP) General Secretary Xi Jinping’s hold on power,…

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