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Will Japan’s Defense Spending Hike Be Enough?

Will Japan’s Defense Spending Hike Be Enough?

By Takahashi Kosuke
A weaker yen and recent price surges are causing headaches for Japan's defense budget.

US Air Force Hunts for New Pacific Outposts to Counter China Threat

US Air Force Hunts for New Pacific Outposts to Counter China Threat

By Christopher Woody
The search for new bases of operation is part of the U.S. Air Force’s focus on being able to disperse its aircraft and avoid being overwhelmed in a future conflict.
India-Japan ‘Dharma Guardian’ Exercise 

India-Japan ‘Dharma Guardian’ Exercise 

By Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan
Military engagements between India and Japan have been on a steady growth path that mirrors the shared political and strategic goals of Delhi and Tokyo.

The Case For Greater ASEAN Defense Industry Collaborations

The Case For Greater ASEAN Defense Industry Collaborations

By Muhammad Fauzan Malufti
Southeast Asian governments can no longer rely on their traditional arms suppliers. It's time for them to take matters into their own hands.

South Korean and US Troops to Begin Major Exercises Next Week

South Korean and US Troops to Begin Major Exercises Next Week

By Hyung-jin Kim
Following expanded weapons tests by North Korea, this year’s Freedom Shield exercise will involve 48 field exercises, double the number conducted last year.

India’s Anti-Piracy Missions Were Years in the Making

India’s Anti-Piracy Missions Were Years in the Making

By Khyati Singh and Gaurav Sen
The recent uptick in activity is the culmination of a long-term shift that has largely gone unnoticed. 

Indonesia and Australia Move Toward ‘Significant’ Security Agreement

Indonesia and Australia Move Toward ‘Significant’ Security Agreement

By Andi Jatmiko and Niniek Karmini
The announcement followed talks between Australian Defense Minister Richard Marles and his Indonesian counterpart Prabowo Subianto.
What the US National Defense Industrial Strategy Means for the Indo-Pacific 

What the US National Defense Industrial Strategy Means for the Indo-Pacific 

By Monish Tourangbam
For major stakeholders in the Indo-Pacific, including India, the priorities set out by the NDIS merit close examination.

China Continues Its Search for a Maritime Military Presence in West Africa 

China Continues Its Search for a Maritime Military Presence in West Africa 

By Lea Thome
Reports that China is seeking a military base in Gabon fit into a broader pattern.

Japan’s Plan for a New JGSDF Training Site in Okinawa Stokes Opposition

Japan’s Plan for a New JGSDF Training Site in Okinawa Stokes Opposition

By Takahashi Kosuke
The Ministry of Defense plans to build a new training ground for the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force in the central area of Okinawa's main island.

For China’s Military, 2024 Is the Year of Discipline 

For China’s Military, 2024 Is the Year of Discipline 

By Robert Rust
Corruption and high-level upheaval defined 2023 for the PLA, and will continue to shape the coming year. This merits a closer look at the PLA’s disciplinary practices. 
What Does China Think About India’s Increased Anti-Piracy Patrols Amid the Red Sea Crisis?

What Does China Think About India’s Increased Anti-Piracy Patrols Amid the Red Sea Crisis?

By Andrew Orchard
India has deployed a beefed-up naval presence to the western Indian Ocean in response to threats to global shipping. China is not happy about it.

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