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India Opts for Mirage Upgrade
July 25, 2011
India Opts for Mirage Upgrade
What does the Indian Air Force’s decision to upgrade its Mirage 2000H fleet mean for its other big fighter project?
India Opts for Mirage Upgrade
A North Korean Embarrassment
July 22, 2011
A North Korean Embarrassment
The Conference on Disarmament has done little to tackle the global nuclear threat. But North Korea as its president?
A North Korean Embarrassment
When North Korea Meets ASEAN
July 21, 2011
When North Korea Meets ASEAN
North Korean Foreign Minister Pak Ui-chun is expected to attend the ASEAN Regional Forum this week.
When North Korea Meets ASEAN
US Bomber Plan Questioned
July 18, 2011
US Bomber Plan Questioned
US spending cuts could imperil the AirSea Battle concept. One analyst says it was anyway a dangerous plan for China.
US Bomber Plan Questioned
July 15, 2011
The Limits of China's Fighter
China has announced that the new J-15 fighter will be carried aboard it first aircraft carrier, the Shi Lang.
The Limits of China's Fighter
July 14, 2011
Asia's Next Fighter Project
Indonesia and South Korea are working on a new fighter, the KFX. But is there really any need for the programme?
Asia's Next Fighter Project
July 13, 2011
China's Jet Engine Future
Rapid improvements in China’s military jet engine capabilities have major implications for the global defence industry.
China's Jet Engine Future
East Asia's Gunslingers
July 12, 2011
East Asia's Gunslingers
Taiwan’s military claims it has developed a new naval stealth coating. If so, a clash with China may look like the Wild West.
East Asia's Gunslingers
July 11, 2011
Why Taiwan Needs Submarines
The reported collapse of the sale of new F-16 jets is less of a blow to Taiwan than its failure to get submarines.
Why Taiwan Needs Submarines
Too Late to Punish Pakistan
July 07, 2011
Too Late to Punish Pakistan
Calls to coerce Pakistan into cooperating in Afghanistan by stopping aid miss the point. Pakistan holds the cards now.
Too Late to Punish Pakistan
Tajikistan’s Security Curse
July 05, 2011
Tajikistan’s Security Curse
A mix of geography and territorial uncertainty leaves Tajikistan facing a unique blend of militant violence.
Tajikistan’s Security Curse
Tajikistan’s Security Curse
July 05, 2011
Tajikistan’s Security Curse
A mix of geography and territorial uncertainty leaves Tajikistan facing a unique blend of militant violence.
Tajikistan’s Security Curse
Big Week for China Air Power
July 04, 2011
Big Week for China Air Power
Leaked photos and the spotting of a new drone have analysts speculating about the progress of Chinese air power.
Big Week for China Air Power
Japan's Soft Power Chance
July 02, 2011
Japan's Soft Power Chance
By investing in hospital ships, Japan’s military could dramatically bolster the country’s soft power in Asia.
Japan's Soft Power Chance
New Blow in Afghanistan
July 01, 2011
New Blow in Afghanistan
The attack on the Intercontinental hotel in Kabul renews concerns over the capacity of Afghan security forces.
New Blow in Afghanistan
Bangladesh Eyes China Arms
June 30, 2011
Bangladesh Eyes China Arms
Bangladesh’s military is set to make a big purchase of Chinese tanks. China is happy to oblige in the strategic sale.
Bangladesh Eyes China Arms
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