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SIPRI Yearbook 2024: Rising Global Nuclear Arsenal Sparks Concerns

SIPRI Yearbook 2024: Rising Global Nuclear Arsenal Sparks Concerns

By Nazia Sheikh
It is estimated that there are 12,121 nuclear weapons in the world, 9,585 of which are in military stocks and ready for deployment.

US Warship Makes Rare Call at Vietnam’s Cam Ranh Bay Port

US Warship Makes Rare Call at Vietnam’s Cam Ranh Bay Port

By Sebastian Strangio
The USS Blue Ridge has returned to central Vietnam, a half-century after taking part in the final phase of the U.S. war in Vietnam.
Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul Operations: Strengthening the ROK-US Alliance

Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul Operations: Strengthening the ROK-US Alliance

By Jihoon Yu
U.S.-led MRO efforts contribute to strengthening the ROK-U.S. alliance, fostering interoperability, and addressing shared security challenges.

A New Chinese Buoy Is Causing Concern in Japan

A New Chinese Buoy Is Causing Concern in Japan

By Andrew Orchard
Tokyo says a Chinese ship placed a small buoy in the Shikoku Basin along Japan's southern continental shelf. Beijing says it is for tsunami observation.

How Will Minilateral Proliferation Shape Asia’s Regional Architecture?

How Will Minilateral Proliferation Shape Asia’s Regional Architecture?

By Prashanth Parameswaran
Indo-Pacific minilateral networking presents both opportunities and challenges to the wider regional architecture.

What’s Driving Taiwan’s Mass Protests?
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What’s Driving Taiwan’s Mass Protests?

Japan Air Self-Defense Force to Hold Joint Drills With Germany, France, Spain in July

Japan Air Self-Defense Force to Hold Joint Drills With Germany, France, Spain in July

By Takahashi Kosuke
This is the first time that aircraft from the three European countries’ air forces will be deployed to Japan at the same time.

The Importance of Europe-South Korea Security Cooperation in the Indo-Pacific 

The Importance of Europe-South Korea Security Cooperation in the Indo-Pacific 

By Jihoon Yu
Even as North Korea and Russia intensify ties, South Korea and European countries are discovering new avenues to enhance their security collaboration.
The J-20 Challenge: Can India Bridge the Fighter Jet Gap With China?

The J-20 Challenge: Can India Bridge the Fighter Jet Gap With China?

By Karan Sharma
In the face of an increasingly assertive China and a potentially upgraded Pakistani air force, the Indian Air Force’s modernization and expansion are imperatives for national security.

Germany’s Defense Engagement in the Indo-Pacific Is a Balancing Act

Germany’s Defense Engagement in the Indo-Pacific Is a Balancing Act

By Christina Keßler
Like the 2021 edition, Germany's 2024 Indo-Pacific Deployment will signal Berlin's commitment to the region – and the limits of its presence.

Turkish Naval Corvette TCG Kinaliada Visits Japan to Commemorate 100 Years of Diplomatic Ties

Turkish Naval Corvette TCG Kinaliada Visits Japan to Commemorate 100 Years of Diplomatic Ties

By Takahashi Kosuke
The Turkish warship’s visit also marks the 134th anniversary of the tragic voyage of the Ottoman frigate Ertuğrul, which sank off the coast of Japan in 1890.

Indonesia Should Embrace a New ‘Revolution’ in Military Affairs

Indonesia Should Embrace a New ‘Revolution’ in Military Affairs

By Iqbal Bagus Alfiansyah
The idea of "collaborative combat" could help integrate the country's military and prepare it to meet the challenges of the coming decades.
South Korean Troops Fired Warning Shots After North Korean Soldiers Briefly Crossed Land Border

South Korean Troops Fired Warning Shots After North Korean Soldiers Briefly Crossed Land Border

By Hyung-jin Kim
The rivals are embroiled in Cold War-style campaigns involving balloon launches and propaganda broadcasts along the DMZ.

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