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North Korea’s New Hwasong-16B Hypersonic Glider Heralds a New Missile Era

North Korea’s New Hwasong-16B Hypersonic Glider Heralds a New Missile Era

By A. B. Abrams
While the Hwasong-16B’s introduction is a very significant development in and of itself, its potential broader implications for regional security remain far greater.

Deeper and Wider Defense Integration Tops Japan-US Summit Agenda

Deeper and Wider Defense Integration Tops Japan-US Summit Agenda

By Takahashi Kosuke
The integration of command-and-control authorities of Japanese and U.S. forces in an emergency remains a critical issue, especially on the U.S. side.
What Can Indonesia Expect From Its Anticipated Defense Cooperation Agreement With Australia?

What Can Indonesia Expect From Its Anticipated Defense Cooperation Agreement With Australia?

By Yokie Rahmad Isjchwansyah
The agreement, set to be signed in the coming months, offers an opportunity for Jakarta to bolster its domestic defense industry and clarify its position on AUKUS.

The Road to the First Japan-Philippines-US Trilateral Summit

The Road to the First Japan-Philippines-US Trilateral Summit

By Mico A. Galang
The road to the historic meeting was paved by the growing security cooperation between and among the three countries. 

US-India Defense Ties Marching Ahead Fast

US-India Defense Ties Marching Ahead Fast

By Rupakjyoti Borah
Although Russia is still India’s biggest weapons supplier, weapons sales from the U.S. to India have increased dramatically. 

A Paradigm Shift in the Philippines’ Defense Strategy

A Paradigm Shift in the Philippines’ Defense Strategy

By Rej Cortez Torrecampo
The country's new Comprehensive Archipelagic Defense Concept is part of a gradual reorientation from an internal to an external security focus.

Australia’s Smart Investment in Its Naval Fleet 

Australia’s Smart Investment in Its Naval Fleet 

By Wilson Beaver and Maria Victoria Almeida Vazquez
The country's new defense plans will only work if adequately funded, and if Australian policymakers can avoid the spending decision mistakes other nations have made.
India’s Submarine Saga

India’s Submarine Saga

By Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan
Without timely replenishment, India could end up with a submarine fleet similar to that of Pakistan.

$3 Billion Deal With UK Advances Australia’s Quest for Nuclear-powered Submarines

$3 Billion Deal With UK Advances Australia’s Quest for Nuclear-powered Submarines

By Keiran Smith
The announcement came a day after the two countries signed a defense and security pact.

India’s Space Ambitions Buttress MIRV Efforts

India’s Space Ambitions Buttress MIRV Efforts

By Harsh Vasani
Among other things, the recent MIRV test confirms a poorly kept secret -- the military utility of India’s civilian ISRO.

Battling the Numbers: South Korea’s Military Downsizes Amid Challenging Demographic Landscape

Battling the Numbers: South Korea’s Military Downsizes Amid Challenging Demographic Landscape

By Henry C. Brown
South Korea's approach highlights the evolving paradigm of global defense, where collaboration, joint training, and agility are increasingly central in upholding peace and stability. 
Back to Engagement: China’s Escort Task Force Naval Diplomacy Post-COVID

Back to Engagement: China’s Escort Task Force Naval Diplomacy Post-COVID

By Andrew Orchard
China’s counter-piracy Escort Task Forces are once again conducting naval engagements as part of Beijing’s post-COVID foreign policy.

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