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Head of US Nuclear Forces Warns of Growing, Modernizing Chinese Nuclear Threat
September 17, 2020

Head of US Nuclear Forces Warns of Growing, Modernizing Chinese Nuclear Threat

By Steven Stashwick
Admiral highlights new missiles capable of hitting the U.S. and expects Chinese arsenal to double.

US and India Hold Defense Technology Cooperation Meeting Amid Diminished Expectations
September 16, 2020

US and India Hold Defense Technology Cooperation Meeting Amid Diminished Expectations

By Abhijnan Rej
American export-control laws and India’s tight defense budget have together implied more modest future goals for the DTTI.
Can Offensive Cyber and Information Control Capabilities Be Simultaneously Measured?
September 16, 2020

Can Offensive Cyber and Information Control Capabilities Be Simultaneously Measured?

By Gunjan Chawla
A recent case in India suggests complications in measuring a country’s cyber power through open-source intelligence.

Hype or Hypersonic?
September 16, 2020

Hype or Hypersonic?

By Jacob Parakilas
Hypersonic weapons pose immense strategic and tactical dilemmas, but questions remain about their combat effectiveness and reliability.

India and Japan Sign Military Logistics Agreement for All to See
September 12, 2020

India and Japan Sign Military Logistics Agreement for All to See

By Abhijnan Rej
The publicly available Acquisition and Cross-Servicing Agreement demystifies military logistics agreements for many in India.

Airborne AI: Not a Game Changer Yet
September 12, 2020

Airborne AI: Not a Game Changer Yet

By Jacob Parakilas
The Agile Condor system is a promising leap toward artificially intelligent combat drones, though many challenges remain before such systems are deployed.

Chinese Jets Intrude Taiwan Air Defense Zone for Second Day
September 11, 2020

Chinese Jets Intrude Taiwan Air Defense Zone for Second Day

By Steven Stashwick
Taiwan issued warnings and condemned the flights as it conducted its own military drills.
Indian and Russian Navies Begin Exercise in the Bay of Bengal
September 04, 2020

Indian and Russian Navies Begin Exercise in the Bay of Bengal

By Abhijnan Rej
Many have questioned the signal New Delhi seeks to send Beijing by exercising with both Moscow and Washington.

Pentagon Releases Annual China Military Power Report
September 03, 2020

Pentagon Releases Annual China Military Power Report

By Steven Stashwick
Unclassified study assesses China now has world’s largest navy, plans to double its nuclear arsenal.

The Latest Target of China’s Military Reform: Reserve Forces 
September 02, 2020

The Latest Target of China’s Military Reform: Reserve Forces 

By Ying-Yu Lin
China’s decision to centralize command of reserve forces signals that military restructuring is still ongoing. 

Thailand Delays Controversial Chinese Sub Purchase
September 02, 2020

Thailand Delays Controversial Chinese Sub Purchase

By Sebastian Strangio
The move comes at a time when key Thai institutions, including the military and monarchy, are under close public scrutiny.
Will the UK Send Its Aircraft Carrier to the South China Sea?
August 31, 2020

Will the UK Send Its Aircraft Carrier to the South China Sea?

By Niall M. Gray
Amid strained China ties, Britain continues to debate carrier deployment to the disputed waters.

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