LOS ANGELES — In September 2021, North Korea launched two ballistic missiles, marking its first missile test since March. The ICBMs landed in the Sea of Japan and produced a mild international outcry, but no substantive action was taken by ...

LOS ANGELES — Last month, four of the most important leaders in the Indo-Pacific region met up at the White House. U.S. President Joe Biden welcomed Indian prime minister Narendra Modi, Japanese prime minister Yoshihide Suga (no longer prime minister) ...

LOS ANGELES — Currently making its way through Congress, the annual defense bill proposes the inclusion of women in the national military draft. The compulsory military draft ended after the Vietnam war in 1973 due to much controversy and public ...

LOS ANGELES — For the last three years, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has walked a tightrope between the two behemoths of the Indo-Pacific region: China and the United States. This challenge has been uniquely his. Predecessors such as Tony ...

LOS ANGELES — Russia has been gathering troops close to Ukraine — a military buildup that has not been seen in the region since the 2014 annexation of Crimea. On April 19, the U.S. Department of Defense warned of sizable ...

Computers. Hackers. Cyber networks.  These are all terms that have been thrown around with increasing anger and fear, especially as the United States is experiencing a frightening increase in the frequency of cyberattacks carried out by foreign hackers. But little ...

On July 12, skirmishes broke out between Armenia and Azerbaijan, leaving 16 people dead and marking the beginning of another cycle of conflict over the long disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region. It is still unclear which country initiated the fighting, but both ...

The Ituri crisis refers to the most intense period of violence that occurred in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) between 1999 and 2003. However, since late 2017, aggression and atrocities have reignited, with deadly attacks occurring almost on ...

The resurgence of COVID-19 cases in South Korea has not only posed huge health challenges but also revealed deep political divides within the country.  Once citing fewer than 10 COVID-19 cases a day, cases have risen to triple digits since ...

Sandwiched between Poland and Lithuania lies a tiny province of Russia that is often overlooked. Kaliningrad is a Russian exclave that has had increasing strategic importance ever since Poland and the Baltic States joined the European Union (EU) and North ...