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The Problem With European Militaries’ Indo-Pacific Push
February 02, 2023

The Problem With European Militaries’ Indo-Pacific Push

By Rupert Schulenburg
The best way Europe can support the U.S. Indo-Pacific strategy is by shoring up European security – and freeing the U.S. to focus on providing security in the Indo-Pacific.

NATO Chief Wants More Indo-Pacific ‘Friends’ as Russia, China Move Closer
February 02, 2023

NATO Chief Wants More Indo-Pacific ‘Friends’ as Russia, China Move Closer

By Mari Yamaguchi and Haruka Nuga
NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg is visiting Japan and South Korea this week, part of a push to solidify NATO's ties with Indo-Pacific countries.
In Defense Minister Talks, US Reaffirms Commitment to South Korea
January 31, 2023

In Defense Minister Talks, US Reaffirms Commitment to South Korea

By Mitch Shin
Kicking off his visit to Seoul, U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin reaffirmed the U.S. commitment to defend South Korea.

Japan Ups Profits for Its Defense Industry
January 31, 2023

Japan Ups Profits for Its Defense Industry

By Takahashi Kosuke
With the domestic industry struggling to stay afloat, Japan's defense ministry will increase profit margins for defense contractors to a max of 15 percent. 

Unmanned Systems in China’s Maritime ‘Gray Zone Operations’
January 23, 2023

Unmanned Systems in China’s Maritime ‘Gray Zone Operations’

By Prakash Panneerselvam
While China's autonomous underwater technologies are predominantly used for marine scientific research, they can also be used for military activities.

Japan, India to Conduct First Joint Fighter Jet Drill in January
January 13, 2023

Japan, India to Conduct First Joint Fighter Jet Drill in January

By Takahashi Kosuke
The exercises, Veer Guardian 2023, mark a historic milestone in the two nation’s defense and security ties.

China Holds Large-scale Joint Strike Drills Aimed at Taiwan
January 10, 2023

China Holds Large-scale Joint Strike Drills Aimed at Taiwan

By Huizhong Wu
From 6 a.m. Sunday to 6 a.m. Monday morning, China's People's Liberation Army flew 57 warplanes and four ships toward Taiwan.
Missiles Are No Substitute for Japan Self-Defense Forces’ Manpower Shortage
January 09, 2023

Missiles Are No Substitute for Japan Self-Defense Forces’ Manpower Shortage

By Samuel Porter
For all the focus on rising budgets and offensive strike capabilities, a far more mundane concern is posing a dire threat to Japan’s security.

The Politics Behind Taiwan’s Military Draft Extension
January 05, 2023

The Politics Behind Taiwan’s Military Draft Extension

By Brian Hioe
While extending the conscription period is a politically risky move, few other parties are ready to openly criticize the decision.

Ransomware: A Wake-Up Call for Cybersecurity in the Indo-Pacific  
January 04, 2023

Ransomware: A Wake-Up Call for Cybersecurity in the Indo-Pacific  

By Sachin Tiwari
From the attack on AIIMS in India to the cyberattack that crippled Vanuatu, the national security threat of ransomware is clear.

The Domestic Political Optics of Vietnam’s International Defense Expo
December 23, 2022

The Domestic Political Optics of Vietnam’s International Defense Expo

By Le Ngoc Thao Nguyen and Nguyen The Phuong
The well-attended December 8-10 event was part of a broader public relations strategy designed to capture the hearts and minds of the Vietnamese public.
Japan’s Long-Range Strike Capability Decision Was Not Sudden
December 21, 2022

Japan’s Long-Range Strike Capability Decision Was Not Sudden

By Hiroaki Kato
The shift in Japan's security policy was the result of a series of parliamentary debates stretching back decades.

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