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Assessing Prabowo Subianto’s Defense Diplomacy
June 18, 2021

Assessing Prabowo Subianto’s Defense Diplomacy

By Noto Suoneto and Ananta Evander
Nearly two years on from his surprise appointment, how do the efforts of the Indonesian Defense Minister hold up?

Are Nuclear Weapons Gaining New Salience in National Security Strategies?  
June 17, 2021

Are Nuclear Weapons Gaining New Salience in National Security Strategies?  

By Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan
Nuclear states are clearly planning for the long-term future of their nuclear capabilities.
Indonesia Clinches Deal for 8 Italian-Made Frigates
June 16, 2021

Indonesia Clinches Deal for 8 Italian-Made Frigates

By Sebastian Strangio
The announcement represents one part of a sharp planned increase in Indonesia's defense spending.

US Navy’s Zumwalt Destroyers to Carry 12 Hypersonic Weapons in 2025
June 15, 2021

US Navy’s Zumwalt Destroyers to Carry 12 Hypersonic Weapons in 2025

By Steven Stashwick
The 2022 U.S. Navy budget plans add details about hypersonic deployment.

India’s Submarine Saga
June 11, 2021

India’s Submarine Saga

By Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan
New Delhi approved a proposal to purchase six conventional submarines, but given past delays it’s not clear that India’s naval woes will dissipate anytime soon.

How Chinese Unmanned Platforms Could Degrade Taiwan’s Air Defense and Disable a US Navy Carrier
June 08, 2021

How Chinese Unmanned Platforms Could Degrade Taiwan’s Air Defense and Disable a US Navy Carrier

By Franz-Stefan Gady
A fictional war scenario showcases how emerging technological capabilities could be used in a future Sino-U.S. military confrontation over Taiwan.

Pentagon’s 2022 Budget Cuts Ships to Modernize
June 03, 2021

Pentagon’s 2022 Budget Cuts Ships to Modernize

By Steven Stashwick
The U.S. Navy proposes to build fewer vessels and make more cuts in order to recapitalize the fleet.
Chinese Overflight Highlights Malaysia’s Need for a Stronger Military Deterrent
June 03, 2021

Chinese Overflight Highlights Malaysia’s Need for a Stronger Military Deterrent

By Adam Leong Kok Wey
The country will only face growing threats to its maritime sovereignty in the years to come.

What Would a Modern ‘National Flagship’ Actually Look Like?
June 02, 2021

What Would a Modern ‘National Flagship’ Actually Look Like?

By Jacob Parakilas
Does a royal yacht, like the one planned by the U.K., actually have a role to play in modern statecraft?

Philippines Set to Receive Turkish-Made Attack Helicopters
May 28, 2021

Philippines Set to Receive Turkish-Made Attack Helicopters

By Nick Aspinwall
The United States reportedly approved export licenses for the helicopters, which are powered by American engines, earlier this month.

China’s PLA Upgrades Its Forces Along Disputed Border With India
May 28, 2021

China’s PLA Upgrades Its Forces Along Disputed Border With India

By Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan
Despite continuing talks between India and China, military preparations clearly are continuing, too.
Israel-Palestine Conflict: Military Lessons for South Korea?
May 21, 2021

Israel-Palestine Conflict: Military Lessons for South Korea?

By Schoni Song
The advent of suicide drones and cheap rockets necessitates rethinking South Korea's defense strategy.

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