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Deterring North Korea: Japan Lawmakers Push for Preemptive Strike Capability
March 09, 2017
Deterring North Korea: Japan Lawmakers Push for Preemptive Strike Capability
Is it time for Japan to acquire long-range cruise missiles?
Deterring North Korea: Japan Lawmakers Push for Preemptive Strike Capability
'Left-of-Launch' Cyber Efforts Against North Korea: A Good Idea?
March 08, 2017
'Left-of-Launch' Cyber Efforts Against North Korea: A Good Idea?
A sudden sense of vulnerability has the potential to make anyone paranoid and unpredictable.
'Left-of-Launch' Cyber Efforts Against North Korea: A Good Idea?
US and Japan Hold Naval Drill Off Guam
March 08, 2017
US and Japan Hold Naval Drill Off Guam
The U.S. Navy and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) are holding an bilateral training exercise this week.
US and Japan Hold Naval Drill Off Guam
India Resets the Terms of Engagement With China
March 08, 2017
India Resets the Terms of Engagement With China
The Modi government is taking a different tack to its ties with China.
India Resets the Terms of Engagement With China
US Starts Deploying THAAD Anti-Missile Defense System in South Korea
March 07, 2017
US Starts Deploying THAAD Anti-Missile Defense System in South Korea
The move is likely to deepen the growing rift between Beijing and Seoul.
US Starts Deploying THAAD Anti-Missile Defense System in South Korea
For the United States, Freedom of Navigation in Asia Concerns More Than Just China
March 07, 2017
For the United States, Freedom of Navigation in Asia Concerns More Than Just China
The United States' freedom of navigation program focuses on more than just China.
For the United States, Freedom of Navigation in Asia Concerns More Than Just China
North Korea Launches Multiple Ballistic Missiles, With 3 Splashing Down in Japan's EEZ
March 06, 2017
North Korea Launches Multiple Ballistic Missiles, With 3 Splashing Down in Japan's EEZ
As the United States and South Korea continue their annual exercises, North Korea launched multiple ballistic missiles.
North Korea Launches Multiple Ballistic Missiles, With 3 Splashing Down in Japan's EEZ
Chinese Military Aircraft Transit Miyako Strait, Leading Japan to Scramble Jets
March 03, 2017
Chinese Military Aircraft Transit Miyako Strait, Leading Japan to Scramble Jets
China returns to the Miyako Strait.
Chinese Military Aircraft Transit Miyako Strait, Leading Japan to Scramble Jets
Integrating the Army Into the US Approach to the Pacific
March 02, 2017
Integrating the Army Into the US Approach to the Pacific
Preparing for multi-domain battle in the Pacific will be necessary for the United States.
Integrating the Army Into the US Approach to the Pacific
The Philippines' South China Sea Flip-Flop
March 02, 2017
The Philippines' South China Sea Flip-Flop
The Duterte administration's inconsistent approach toward the disputes is making diplomacy even more difficult.
The Philippines' South China Sea Flip-Flop
Is Russia’s Military Deploying 10,000 Additional Troops on the Kuril Islands?
March 01, 2017
Is Russia’s Military Deploying 10,000 Additional Troops on the Kuril Islands?
Russia’s defense minister intends to station a new Russian army division on the disputed Kuril Islands in 2017.
Is Russia’s Military Deploying 10,000 Additional Troops on the Kuril Islands?
New Chinese Missile Installations in Spratlys?
February 28, 2017
New Chinese Missile Installations in Spratlys?
Structures might house long-range SAMs as China inches closer to "militarization" of islands.
New Chinese Missile Installations in Spratlys?
Planned New York Talks Between North Korean and Former US Officials Won't Go Ahead
February 27, 2017
Planned New York Talks Between North Korean and Former US Officials Won't Go Ahead
Track 1.5 talks with North Korea officials won't be returning to New York City after all.
Planned New York Talks Between North Korean and Former US Officials Won't Go Ahead
The Chinese Navy's Djibouti Base: A 'Support Facility' or Something More?
February 27, 2017
The Chinese Navy's Djibouti Base: A 'Support Facility' or Something More?
China says its facility in Djibouti will amount to little more than a "support facility."
The Chinese Navy's Djibouti Base: A 'Support Facility' or Something More?
Russia and Pakistan's Reluctant Romance
February 25, 2017
Russia and Pakistan's Reluctant Romance
Over the past decade, Pakistan and Russia have been repairing a relationship badly damaged during the Cold War.
Russia and Pakistan's Reluctant Romance
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