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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
How to Build Nuclear Confidence
June 29, 2011
How to Build Nuclear Confidence
India and Pakistan are eyeing nuclear confidence building measures. They must remember it’s no zero-sum game.
How to Build Nuclear Confidence
June 28, 2011
Japan, Russia Trade Kurils Barbs
Russia voices frustration after US offers support for Japan’s claims in the Kuril Islands dispute.
Japan, Russia Trade Kurils Barbs
China's Carrier: A New Lexington?
June 27, 2011
China's Carrier: A New Lexington?
Will China’s new aircraft carrier be more like the US Navy’s USS Lexington or the John F. Kennedy? Or Something else?
China's Carrier: A New Lexington?
Chinese Navy Drone Spotted
June 26, 2011
Chinese Navy Drone Spotted
Japan’s Defence Ministry reports the sighting of a previously unseem drone launched by the Chinese Navy.
Chinese Navy Drone Spotted
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