Vol. 7, No. 39, August, 2018
  • Pivoting East: Russia Engages East Asia
    David Scott
  • India and Southeast Asia
    Manoj Kumar Panigrahi
  • Pyongyang’s Nuclear Diplomacy
    Chien-chung Huang & Guang-chang Bian
  • Unmanned Systems for Taiwan’s Navy
    Tobias Burgers
  • Cyber Security Cooperation
    John Phillips

From The Editor

The editors and staff of Strategic Vision would like to wish our readers well this fall season. The Asia-Pacific continues to undergo important developments. We hope that students and scholars in the academic community have the chance to keep up with these events. In support of that effort, we offer our latest issue of Strategic Vision.

We open this issue with Chien-chung Huang and Dr. Guang-chang Bian who examine North Korea’s strategy to expand its diplomatic space by leveraging it much-maligned nuclear program. Manoj Kumar Panigrahi, a Ph.D. candidate at National Chengchi University, examines India’s engagement with Southeast Asia, specifically through the prism of Prime Minister Modi’s recent visit to three countries in the region.

Next, Dr. David Scott, a frequent lecturer at the NATO Defense College in Rome, looks at Russia’s recent moves designed to boost Moscow’s engagement in East Asia. This is followed by an article by frequent contributor Tobias Burgers, who argues that unmanned vehicles are best suited for Taiwan’s defensive needs in lieu of the more expensive submarine program.

Finally, John Phillips, a visiting scholar at the Institute of International Relations, looks at the prospects for greater cybersecurity cooperation between Taiwan and the United States.

We hope you enjoy this issue and look forward to bringing you the finest analysis and reporting on the issues of importance to security in the Taiwan Strait and the Asia-Pacific region.