Carving up the Skies: China’s New Air Defense Zone
China’s establishment of a new Air Defense Identification Zone has heightened tensions in Northeast Asia, with Japan, South Korea, and the United States having been swift to react to Beijing’s announcement, seen to be a signal of China’s increasing assertion of its interests in the face of the United States’ “Pivot to Asia” policy. Further, with maritime and territorial disputes over islands in the East China Sea, the countries of the region are seeking to dissect the skies above them to help legitimize their claims. However, this also runs the risk of the unintended escalation of conflict.
Risk Reduction and Crisis Management on the Korean Peninsula
The situation on the Korean Peninsula is inherently intertwined with the growing instability of the East Asian security environment, where high tensions significantly increase the risk of unintended incidents and armed […]
Taiwan and the Diplomatic Squeeze
In mid-March 2023, the self-governing island of Taiwan lost another one of its already few diplomatic allies. Announcing the severing of diplomatic ties between Taiwan and Honduras on Twitter on March 15, […]