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We didn't forget you: US to send 5 aircraft carriers to the Pacific
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We didn't forget you: US to send 5 aircraft carriers to the Pacific

The administration wants to 'show force' to assure allies it's not overstretched, but here's how that can backfire

What a Prabowo win signals for US-Indonesia relations
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What a Prabowo win signals for US-Indonesia relations

The former military general will likely pursue continuity — with potential for some East-West warming

Are North Korea's latest threats rhetorical or real?
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Are North Korea's latest threats rhetorical or real?

The new year has seen a more belligerent Kim Jong Un than ever — changing the constitution, firing off missiles, even tearing down monuments

Could Taiwan election make US-China relations worse?
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Could Taiwan election make US-China relations worse?

Lai Ching-te has won a decisive victory, but 'staying the course' may mean all sides will have to work harder to keep the peace

ISIS attack in the Philippines could upset US regional strategy
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ISIS attack in the Philippines could upset US regional strategy

Manila may have to reposition its forces to deal with domestic threat

Remember when Japan was going to take over the world?
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Remember when Japan was going to take over the world?

The threat of the China hegemon may be going the way of the Tokyo scourge — down the memory hole