India, Singapore Kick off SIMBEX Military Exercise
By Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan
The naval drill, now in its 30th edition, has grown more complex and robust as India and Singapore's shared concerns about China deepen.
Realizing a South Korea-US Defense Partnership in Space
By Sam Wilson
The allies’ wide-ranging level of military cooperation has not typically extended to space. That may be about to change.
Canada and New Zealand Need to Consider Joining Pillar 2 of AUKUS
By Guy C. Charlton and Xiang Gao
Joining Pillar Two of the security pact will not fundamentally change how Chinese policymakers view the two nations.
What to Make of Pakistan’s Renewal of CISMOA With the US
By Mustafa Bilal
The renewal of the agreement raises the prospects of reinvigorated defense cooperation between Pakistan and the United States. However, hopes shouldn’t rise too high.
ASEAN Kicks off Joint Military Exercise Near Batam Island
By Sebastian Strangio
The ASEAN Solidarity Exercise, which runs until September 23, is the first joint military drill that the Southeast Asian bloc has conducted on its own.
China Flies 103 Military Planes Toward Taiwan
By Associated Press
40 of the planes crossed the symbolic median line between mainland China and Taiwan.
China’s Navy in Pacific Island Ports
By Andrew Orchard
Examining the People’s Liberation Army Navy’s Oceania port visits.
How South Korea’s AS21 Redback IFV Won out in Australia
By Thomas Lim
Parsing Seoul’s multi-billion dollar arms sale to Australia, and what it tells us about South Korea’s defense industry.
Japan’s Defense Ministry Plans to Launch Permanent Joint Headquarters in March 2025
By Takahashi Kosuke
The new HQ will oversee all three services – the Ground, Maritime and Air Self-Defense Forces – to ensure effective joint operations.
The Philippines’ Latest National Security Policy: Cautious Yet Clear-Cut
By Joshua Bernard Espeña
Despite favorable comparisons to its predecessor, the Marcos administration's security policy can only be measured against its own benchmark going forward.
Will Regulatory Poison Pills Render AUKUS Dead on Arrival?
By Jeffrey P. Bialos
It’s time to consider novel, creative solutions to longstanding regulatory and bureaucratic hurdles that could, left unaddressed, doom AUKUS.
Japan’s Defense Ministry Requests Largest Ever Budget for Fiscal Year 2024
By Takahashi Kosuke
Japan's defense build-up, including pursuit of a counter-strike capability, continues to require record-setting funds.