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Indonesia Should Embrace a New ‘Revolution’ in Military Affairs

Indonesia Should Embrace a New ‘Revolution’ in Military Affairs

By Iqbal Bagus Alfiansyah
The idea of "collaborative combat" could help integrate the country's military and prepare it to meet the challenges of the coming decades.

South Korean Troops Fired Warning Shots After North Korean Soldiers Briefly Crossed Land Border

South Korean Troops Fired Warning Shots After North Korean Soldiers Briefly Crossed Land Border

By Hyung-jin Kim
The rivals are embroiled in Cold War-style campaigns involving balloon launches and propaganda broadcasts along the DMZ.
South Korea’s Role in Countering Chinese and Russian Arms Sales in Latin America

South Korea’s Role in Countering Chinese and Russian Arms Sales in Latin America

By Henry Ziemer and Chan Mo Ku
South Korea stands out as a key U.S. ally with a growing reputation in the hemisphere for delivering quality military hardware on competitive timelines.

China Is Drawing Lessons From D-Day for an Invasion of Taiwan

China Is Drawing Lessons From D-Day for an Invasion of Taiwan

By Lyle Goldstein
China has systematically studied the Allied landing at Normandy to inform its planning for an assault on Taiwan.

Japan Confirms Chinese Military Drone Flew off the Japanese Coast

Japan Confirms Chinese Military Drone Flew off the Japanese Coast

By Takahashi Kosuke
For the first time, Japan’s Defense Ministry confirmed that a Chinese military reconnaissance and attack drone had flown off the coast of Amami Oshima, Kagoshima.

What’s Driving Taiwan’s Mass Protests?
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What’s Driving Taiwan’s Mass Protests?

South Korea Fully Suspends Military Deal With North Korea After Tensions Over Trash Balloons

South Korea Fully Suspends Military Deal With North Korea After Tensions Over Trash Balloons

By Hyung-jin Kim
South Korean officials said the suspension of the 2018 deal would allow it to stage frontline military drills but didn’t publicly elaborate on other steps.

India’s Puzzled Military Industrial Complex

India’s Puzzled Military Industrial Complex

By Mukesh Kumar
India's diversification of arms partners has led to a trust deficit with major suppliers, who could be reluctant to transfer the technology New Delhi requires to truly indigenize its defense industry.
Why Japan Is Lagging Behind in Cyber Defense Capabilities

Why Japan Is Lagging Behind in Cyber Defense Capabilities

By Takahashi Kosuke
To introduce active cyber defenses, Tokyo will need to overhaul its bureaucracy and legal framework. 

With Military Drills, Info Ops, China Steps up Gray Zone Pressure on Taiwan’s New Government

With Military Drills, Info Ops, China Steps up Gray Zone Pressure on Taiwan’s New Government

By Sze-Fung Lee
It’s time to pursue cross-domain deterrence against China’s hybrid warfare in the Taiwan Strait. 

Russian Fighter Deal Reflects Indonesia’s Goal of a ‘Sanctions-Proof’ Economy

Russian Fighter Deal Reflects Indonesia’s Goal of a ‘Sanctions-Proof’ Economy

By A. B. Abrams
As geopolitical tensions grow, Jakarta is seeking to insulate its military, and its economy, from possible Western pressure.

South Korea’s Competitive Advantages as a Global Military Supplier

South Korea’s Competitive Advantages as a Global Military Supplier

By Aswin Lin
Poland is choosing South Korea as a primary partner in defense deals – and it’s not alone.
ASEAN Should Watch the China-US Cyber Competition More Closely

ASEAN Should Watch the China-US Cyber Competition More Closely

By Muhammad Faizal Abdul Rahman
ASEAN must promote cyber norms to prevent the region from becoming a theater for cyber conflict between the major powers.

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