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 […]

Analysis

STRATFOR: ASIA – Annual Forecast 2016

December 31, 2015 Laurentiu Nedianu 0

EAST ASIA Pushback in Beijing China’s reform process has reached a precarious phase. The much-needed transition to an economy based on domestic consumption has been neither quick nor without cost. Divisions are already showing among […]

Asia News

Tokyo’s record defense spending in 2016

December 26, 2015 Laurentiu Nedianu 1

The proposed fiscal 2016 Japanese budget’s spending on items related to defense and foreign affairs reflects Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s views on the exercise of “proactive pacifism.” Defense spending is to surpass 5 trillion […]