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Time to Revise the Japan Coast Guard Act?
November 29, 2021

Time to Revise the Japan Coast Guard Act?

By TSURUTA Jun
Japan must be ready to respond calmly and resolutely to crises in its territorial waters.

S-400s, CAATSA Complicate India-US Ties
November 25, 2021

S-400s, CAATSA Complicate India-US Ties

By Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan
It is not yet clear how the U.S. will respond to India’s receipt of Russia-made S-400 air defense systems. 
How Useful Is North Korea’s Railroad Missile Launching System?
November 19, 2021

How Useful Is North Korea’s Railroad Missile Launching System?

By Alan Cunningham
The new “railway-borne missile regiment” is only as useful as North Korea’s railway system.

The Threat of a Sino-Russian Fleet Circumnavigating Japan
November 14, 2021

The Threat of a Sino-Russian Fleet Circumnavigating Japan

By KOTANI Tetsuo
How should Japan respond?

Growing Naval Imbalance Between Expanding Chinese and Aging US Fleets
November 09, 2021

Growing Naval Imbalance Between Expanding Chinese and Aging US Fleets

By Steven Stashwick
A Pentagon report projects a 460-ship Chinese fleet by the 2030s.

China-US Tensions Put Nuclear War Back in the Spotlight
November 06, 2021

China-US Tensions Put Nuclear War Back in the Spotlight

By Jacob Parakilas
A nuclear arms race isn’t new, per se, but it does help refocus our attention on dangers that have long been with us.

China’s Nuclear Gambit
November 06, 2021

China’s Nuclear Gambit

By Valerie Niquet
Don’t be distracted by the aerial incursions and naval build-ups – the real action is China’s nuclear build-up, in the hopes of deterring any U.S. intervention in a regional conflict.
What Role Could Civilians Play in Taiwan’s Defense?
October 30, 2021

What Role Could Civilians Play in Taiwan’s Defense?

By Jacob Parakilas
Is there a place for civic defense in a world of high-tech strategic competition?

How Indonesia’s Defense Ministry Has Changed Under Prabowo Subianto
October 22, 2021

How Indonesia’s Defense Ministry Has Changed Under Prabowo Subianto

By Jefferson Ng
Since his appointment in 2019, the former general has strengthened the Ministry's position vis-à-vis the country's powerful military.

What Do People in Taiwan Think About Their Military?
October 21, 2021

What Do People in Taiwan Think About Their Military?

By Austin Horng-En Wang, Charles K. S. Wu, Fan-Yu Chen, and Yao-Yuan Yeh
As the perceived threat from China rises, people in Taiwan are reevaluating long-held negative views of their military.

What’s the Deal With Myanmar’s New Coast Guard?
October 21, 2021

What’s the Deal With Myanmar’s New Coast Guard?

By Prashanth Parameswaran
Though the new service marks the realization of a years-long quest, many questions remain about its future direction and evolution.
What’s Next for Indonesia-Vietnam Defense Relations?
October 20, 2021

What’s Next for Indonesia-Vietnam Defense Relations?

By Prashanth Parameswaran
The second iteration of a new defense policy dialogue highlighted some of the ongoing and future developments in the two nations' security ties.

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