Analysis

China deepens military ties with Iran

February 20, 2016 Laurentiu Nedianu 1

China and Iran seem willing to deepen military ties. Deputy chief of staff of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA), Admiral Sun Jianguo, met with Iranian Defense Minister Hossein Dehghan in Tehran  to discuss deepening military […]

Analysis

India ’s Evolving Maritime Strategy

January 21, 2016 Laurentiu Nedianu 1

On October 26, 2015, the Indian Navy released its latest maritime strategy, titled “Ensuring Secure Seas: Indian Maritime Security Strategy.” This edition is a revised and updated version of the previous outlined strategy “Freedom to […]

Analysis

2016 forecasts on Asian economies

January 17, 2016 Laurentiu Nedianu 1

China The great economic slowdown will continue. The official growth rates will be around 6.5%, while true growth rates will be much lower (most economic forecasts coming in around 5.8%). The corruption crack down will […]

Asia-Pacific

The ISIS impact on Southeast Asia

January 15, 2016 Laurentiu Nedianu 1

The threat posed by ISIS in Southeast Asia becomes present, as the terrorist organisation has revitalized terror networks in region. On 14 January, nine ISIS militants staged a barricade style attack at a Starbucks in […]