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Benjamin David Baker

Benjamin David Baker

Benjamin David Baker is an editorial assistant at The Diplomat.

Benjamin David Baker is an editorial assistant at The Diplomat. He is currently serving as a reserve officer in the Norwegian Armed Forces and has previously worked and published at the International Law and Policy Institute and the Norwegian Defence Research Establishment. He received his Master of Arts from the Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy at the School of Oriental and African Studies, where he focused mainly on Chinese Foreign and Security Studies. He writes mainly on military affairs, China, the Indian Ocean, and the Arctic.

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Posts by Benjamin David Baker
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December 07, 2015

China-Mali Relations After the Bamako Attacks

By Benjamin David Baker
Chinese companies have a surprisingly large stake in Mali. How could this relationship unfold in the future?
December 04, 2015

Can Eurofighter Beat Its Competition on the Asian Market?

By Benjamin David Baker
The Typhoon is a good fighter but faces keen competition in Asian markets.

December 01, 2015

Who Will Win Asia's Fifth-Generation Fighter Race?

By Benjamin David Baker
China, Japan, South Korea and India are all developing advanced aircraft. How and why is this happening?

November 29, 2015

What Are Boeing’s Prospects for the F/A-18E/F Super Hornet in Asia?

By Benjamin David Baker
With competition from both foreign and other U.S. companies, can the tried and tested Super Hornet stay in the game?

November 29, 2015

After Deadly Attack in Mali, How Will China Protect Its Citizens Abroad?

By Benjamin David Baker
The al-Qaeda attack on the Radisson Blu hotel in Mali’s capital left 3 Chinese citizens dead. How will Beijing react?
November 22, 2015

Dassault’s Rafale Struggles in the Asia-Pacific

By Benjamin David Baker
Dassault faces tough competition in the region.

November 20, 2015

Japan Faces a Possible Mob War After Yakuza Gang Fractures

By Benjamin David Baker
After a schism in their ranks, the Yakuza may erupt in violence in Japan.
November 19, 2015

Australia Faces Tough Choices on Immigration and Terrorism

By Benjamin David Baker
The recent terror attacks in Paris are dividing Canberra’s politicians. How should Australia react to terrorism?

November 14, 2015

Global Crisis: Afghanistan's Europe-Bound Refugees

By Benjamin David Baker
When it comes to seeking refuge, Afghans often get the short end of the stick in Europe.

November 16, 2015

China Showcases Military Hardware to Gulf States at 2015 Dubai Air Show

By Benjamin David Baker
Chinese arms companies have some advantages in the regional arms trade competition, notably with their drones.

November 10, 2015

In Pursuit of a Credible Nuclear Triad, India Successfully Tests Deadly ICBM

By Benjamin David Baker
India conducts another successful test flight of its Agni-IV ICBM. Does this mean Delhi has a credible nuclear triad?
November 10, 2015

Russian Arms Sales in Asia May Be Poised for Trouble

By Benjamin David Baker
Moscow’s dominance of the regional arms market is no longer guaranteed.

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