News updates and opinion pieces on disputes, threats, and military activities

With the tide of history turning, Xi has no need for a strategic error
Russia's invasion of Ukraine spurs Washington to add new sites closer to where combat is expected
Beijing makes a risky bid on Afghanistan’s natural resources
Joint exercises a bulwark against China
National Police force may be too corrupt to clean up
Ongoing breakdown was accidental but future ones could be due to enemy switching to “Active Measures”
Jakarta’s regional plans rub up against Beijing’s own designs
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