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China’s First Type 075 Amphibious Assault Ship Begins Sea Trials
August 11, 2020

China’s First Type 075 Amphibious Assault Ship Begins Sea Trials

By Robert Farley
Before long, the PLAN could have the dominant amphibious capability in the Western Pacific.

India to Ban Imports of 101 Items of Military Equipment
August 10, 2020

India to Ban Imports of 101 Items of Military Equipment

By Associated Press
In an effort to boost domestic production, India will no longer import a variety of items that can be made inside the country.
Deception Is Key to Chinese Military Strategies
August 08, 2020

Deception Is Key to Chinese Military Strategies

By Aaron Jensen
Despite the long tradition of valuing deception by Chinese military leaders, few studies on Chinese military power touch on the issue.

Explaining Japan’s Policy Debate on Strike Capability
August 07, 2020

Explaining Japan’s Policy Debate on Strike Capability

By Daisuke Akimoto
The policy debate over Japan’s acquisition of a strike capability against enemy bases is not a new topic.

Can the US Save Its Sealift Fleet?
August 06, 2020

Can the US Save Its Sealift Fleet?

By Alec Blivas
A 2019 after-action report suggested that only about 40 percent of the sealift fleet would be ready in a crisis. 

Singapore and Israel Partner in New Naval Missile Venture
August 05, 2020

Singapore and Israel Partner in New Naval Missile Venture

By Steven Stashwick
ST and IAI create a new venture to offer anti-ship missile systems in Southeast Asia.

India Cannot Rely on Russian Defense Ties Anymore
August 03, 2020

India Cannot Rely on Russian Defense Ties Anymore

By Mohamed Zeeshan
Ideally, India would exploit a split in Russia-China relations. But there’s no split to exploit and New Delhi is better off seeking strategic compatibility elsewhere.
India’s Long-Awaited Rafales Finally Arrive from France
July 31, 2020

India’s Long-Awaited Rafales Finally Arrive from France

By Robert Farley
After many twists, turns, and delays, the first batch of French Dassault Rafale fighters finally arrived in India.

US Navy Begins Design Evaluation for New Sub-Tracking Ships
July 30, 2020

US Navy Begins Design Evaluation for New Sub-Tracking Ships

By Steven Stashwick
The new ocean surveillance ships are expected to begin entering the fleet in 2025.

Will Japan Pursue a Strike Capability in Lieu of Aegis Ashore?
July 28, 2020

Will Japan Pursue a Strike Capability in Lieu of Aegis Ashore?

By Titli Basu
Hard decisions lie ahead to make sure Japan has an effective defense without Aegis Ashore.

The Burned Bonhomme Richard: Lasting Damage for the US Navy
July 23, 2020

The Burned Bonhomme Richard: Lasting Damage for the US Navy

By Robert Farley
The burning of Bonhomme Richard is a nightmare that will continue to torture the U.S. Navy for a good long while. 
2020 Australian Defense Strategic Update: The Revenge of Geography
July 22, 2020

2020 Australian Defense Strategic Update: The Revenge of Geography

By Peter J. Dean
Australia’s strategic environment is rapidly changing and along with it the risks that the nation’s defense policy must manage.

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