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China, Russia Fly 6 Bombers Near Japan Amid Quad Summit
May 25, 2022

China, Russia Fly 6 Bombers Near Japan Amid Quad Summit

By Kosuke Takahashi
The first such joint flight since November 2021 coincided with Japan's hosting of the Quad summit.

Looking Back at the 1999 India-Pakistan Lahore Declaration
May 21, 2022

Looking Back at the 1999 India-Pakistan Lahore Declaration

By Bashir Ali Abbas
The confidence-building and conflict-management MoU continues to be held up as a positive example. Where does it stand today?
Will the Philippines’ President-Elect Continue the Country’s Defense Modernization?
May 19, 2022

Will the Philippines’ President-Elect Continue the Country’s Defense Modernization?

By Joshua Espeña
Domestic and international pressures may compel Marcos Jr. to continue the planned upgrades to the country’s armed forces.

The Changing Pattern of China’s Aircraft Incursions Into Taiwan’s ADIZ
May 13, 2022

The Changing Pattern of China’s Aircraft Incursions Into Taiwan’s ADIZ

By Olli Pekka Suorsa and Adrian Ang U-Jin
After frequent use, the KQ-200 anti-submarine warfare aircraft disappeared from China’s sorties near Taiwan for over two months. Why?

Will Australia and Japan Move Beyond the ‘Quasi-Alliance’?
May 11, 2022

Will Australia and Japan Move Beyond the ‘Quasi-Alliance’?

By Daisuke Akimoto
The Russia-Ukraine War has only accelerated the deepening defense ties between Canberra and Tokyo. Will the two countries consider a formal alliance?

Are Russian Arms Exports to Southeast Asia a Thing of the Past?
May 09, 2022

Are Russian Arms Exports to Southeast Asia a Thing of the Past?

By Sebastian Strangio
Even before the invasion of Ukraine, Russian sales of weapons to the region were falling. They could well be set to drop further.

UK and Japan Reach New Defense Deal Amid Russia Concerns
May 06, 2022

UK and Japan Reach New Defense Deal Amid Russia Concerns

By Associated Press
Japanese Prime Minister Kishida’s visit to the U.K. resulted in a new security deal, adding to Japan's growing collection.
Where Are the Afghan Air Force’s Aircraft Now?
May 03, 2022

Where Are the Afghan Air Force’s Aircraft Now?

By Catherine Putz
As 11 more Mi-17 helicopters originally intended for Afghanistan head to Ukraine, eyes turn to the Afghan Air Force planes left in Central Asia.

Tagging the Red Dragon: The Future of the Philippines’ Strategic Intelligence
May 02, 2022

Tagging the Red Dragon: The Future of the Philippines’ Strategic Intelligence

By Rhon Ethelbert Ducos and Amadeus Quiaoit
Long organized around domestic operations, the Philippines intelligence apparatus needs to retool itself for a new era of superpower competition.

Japan Commissions the Name-ship of New Mogami-Class Multirole Frigate
April 29, 2022

Japan Commissions the Name-ship of New Mogami-Class Multirole Frigate

By Kosuke Takahashi
Notably, the Mogami class will boast the first unmanned underwater vehicle (UUV) and unmanned surface vehicle (USV) deployed on a Japanese frigate.

Is Vietnam Going to Hold a Military Exercise With Russia?
April 27, 2022

Is Vietnam Going to Hold a Military Exercise With Russia?

By Carl Thayer
Russian media say that Russian and Vietnamese officers held a meeting to discuss military drills – which would be a controversial move amid Moscow’s war in Ukraine.
Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force Commissions First Yard Oil Tanker
April 26, 2022

Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force Commissions First Yard Oil Tanker

By Kosuke Takahashi
The JMSDF has relied on civilian ships to transport fuel from oil refineries to bases. Now it has its own oil tanker, the first of two.

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