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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.

Why Do Armed Robot Dogs Make Us Uncomfortable?
October 15, 2021

Why Do Armed Robot Dogs Make Us Uncomfortable?

By Jacob Parakilas
Is it the function of an armed robot dog that raises eyebrows, or its form?

AUKUS: A New Justification for Thailand’s Submarine Acquisition Plans?
October 14, 2021

AUKUS: A New Justification for Thailand’s Submarine Acquisition Plans?

By Tita Sanglee
The new trilateral security partnership could bolster the Thai navy's long-standing submarine plans, but many obstacles remain.

JIMEX-21: India-Japan Maritime Exercise
October 12, 2021

JIMEX-21: India-Japan Maritime Exercise

By Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan
In addition to India-Japan exercises, there have been several other naval exercises in the region in recent months involving a growing roster of countries.

Alfred Nobel, Technology, and the End of War
October 08, 2021

Alfred Nobel, Technology, and the End of War

By Jacob Parakilas
The namesake of the famous prize believed that more destructive weapons would make war unthinkable. Few people believe that anymore – but we have new delusions to contend with.
What Would an End-of-War Declaration Mean for the United Nations Command?
September 30, 2021

What Would an End-of-War Declaration Mean for the United Nations Command?

By Ki Suh Jung
If the armistice agreement is no longer valid, what would be the UNC’s role, if any, on the Korean Peninsula?

Right Thinking and Self-Criticisms: Military Modernization With Chinese Communist Characteristics
September 29, 2021

Right Thinking and Self-Criticisms: Military Modernization With Chinese Communist Characteristics

By Derek Solen
Political education made a major appearance at the PLA Air Force’s annual air combat competition.

Japan’s Kono Says He Supports Building Nuclear Submarines
September 28, 2021

Japan’s Kono Says He Supports Building Nuclear Submarines

By Steven Stashwick
The leading candidate to succeed Prime Minister Suga announced his support for building nuclear-powered subs, but acknowledged the challenges.

How Should South Korea’s Next President Approach Cybersecurity?
September 27, 2021

How Should South Korea’s Next President Approach Cybersecurity?

By Sukjoon Yoon
North Korean cyberattacks are not a future threat, but already a fact of life.
How Should South Korea’s Next President Approach OPCON Transfer?
September 24, 2021

How Should South Korea’s Next President Approach OPCON Transfer?

By Sukjoon Yoon
Let's hope that the next president does not paint themselves into a corner on OPCON transfer, as President Moon Jae-in unfortunately did.

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