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Can Technology Predict War?
December 03, 2021

Can Technology Predict War?

By Jacob Parakilas
Political scientists and analytical units in governments have tried to create more accurate, more rational, and more systemic ways to assess the risk of war for decades

How to Jumpstart a Dialogue With China on Arms Control
December 03, 2021

How to Jumpstart a Dialogue With China on Arms Control

By Samuel M. Hickey
Engaging China in talks for its accession to the Missile Technology Control Regime could open the way for broader arms control talks.
US Global Posture Review Calls for Stationing More Units in South Korea  
December 02, 2021

US Global Posture Review Calls for Stationing More Units in South Korea  

By Mitch Shin
The Pentagon announced on Tuesday that it decided to station an Apache attack helicopter squadron and artillery division headquarters permanently in South Korea.

Time to Revise the Japan Coast Guard Act?
November 29, 2021

Time to Revise the Japan Coast Guard Act?

By TSURUTA Jun
Japan must be ready to respond calmly and resolutely to crises in its territorial waters.

S-400s, CAATSA Complicate India-US Ties
November 25, 2021

S-400s, CAATSA Complicate India-US Ties

By Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan
It is not yet clear how the U.S. will respond to India’s receipt of Russia-made S-400 air defense systems. 

How Useful Is North Korea’s Railroad Missile Launching System?
November 19, 2021

How Useful Is North Korea’s Railroad Missile Launching System?

By Alan Cunningham
The new “railway-borne missile regiment” is only as useful as North Korea’s railway system.

The Threat of a Sino-Russian Fleet Circumnavigating Japan
November 14, 2021

The Threat of a Sino-Russian Fleet Circumnavigating Japan

By KOTANI Tetsuo
How should Japan respond?
Growing Naval Imbalance Between Expanding Chinese and Aging US Fleets
November 09, 2021

Growing Naval Imbalance Between Expanding Chinese and Aging US Fleets

By Steven Stashwick
A Pentagon report projects a 460-ship Chinese fleet by the 2030s.

China-US Tensions Put Nuclear War Back in the Spotlight
November 06, 2021

China-US Tensions Put Nuclear War Back in the Spotlight

By Jacob Parakilas
A nuclear arms race isn’t new, per se, but it does help refocus our attention on dangers that have long been with us.

China’s Nuclear Gambit
November 06, 2021

China’s Nuclear Gambit

By Valerie Niquet
Don’t be distracted by the aerial incursions and naval build-ups – the real action is China’s nuclear build-up, in the hopes of deterring any U.S. intervention in a regional conflict.

What Role Could Civilians Play in Taiwan’s Defense?
October 30, 2021

What Role Could Civilians Play in Taiwan’s Defense?

By Jacob Parakilas
Is there a place for civic defense in a world of high-tech strategic competition?
How Indonesia’s Defense Ministry Has Changed Under Prabowo Subianto
October 22, 2021

How Indonesia’s Defense Ministry Has Changed Under Prabowo Subianto

By Jefferson Ng
Since his appointment in 2019, the former general has strengthened the Ministry's position vis-à-vis the country's powerful military.

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