Happening Now: Ask Us Anything on Defense in the Asia-Pacific!
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Happening Now: Ask Us Anything on Defense in the Asia-Pacific!


Franz-Stefan GadyAnkit PandaPrashanth Parameswaran, and Van Jackson are authors for The Diplomat‘s Asia Defense blog. As most of you are aware, the blog focuses primarily on security, and defense issues in the Asia-Pacific region.

What are the strengths and weaknesses of the People’s Liberation Army? Can the ambitious Indian submarine program succeed or is New Delhi still arming without aiming? Are Pakistan’s naval ambitions a pipe dream?  Has the main battle tank become obsolete in Asian militaries?  Will Japan step up its active defense posture in cyber space?  Will the United States Navy continue to rule the Asian seas? And what about Russia’s re-emergence as an Asian naval power?

We’re over at /r/geopolitics today to engage in a frank and open discussion with the /r/geopolitics community about defense trends in the Asia-Pacific. We’ll do our best to answer as many questions as possible during the allotted time frame and will be filtering in and out over the course of the day. If you’d like to keep the conversation going outside the AMA, follow us on Twitter: Franz-Stefan Gady (@HoansSolo)Prashanth Parameswaran (@TheAsianist)Ankit Panda (@nktpnd)Van Jackson (@WonkVJ). And, of course, follow The Diplomat (@Diplomat_APAC).

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