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India’s Puzzled Military Industrial Complex

India’s Puzzled Military Industrial Complex

By Mukesh Kumar
India's diversification of arms partners has led to a trust deficit with major suppliers, who could be reluctant to transfer the technology New Delhi requires to truly indigenize its defense industry.

Why Japan Is Lagging Behind in Cyber Defense Capabilities

Why Japan Is Lagging Behind in Cyber Defense Capabilities

By Takahashi Kosuke
To introduce active cyber defenses, Tokyo will need to overhaul its bureaucracy and legal framework. 
With Military Drills, Info Ops, China Steps up Gray Zone Pressure on Taiwan’s New Government

With Military Drills, Info Ops, China Steps up Gray Zone Pressure on Taiwan’s New Government

By Sze-Fung Lee
It’s time to pursue cross-domain deterrence against China’s hybrid warfare in the Taiwan Strait. 

Russian Fighter Deal Reflects Indonesia’s Goal of a ‘Sanctions-Proof’ Economy

Russian Fighter Deal Reflects Indonesia’s Goal of a ‘Sanctions-Proof’ Economy

By A. B. Abrams
As geopolitical tensions grow, Jakarta is seeking to insulate its military, and its economy, from possible Western pressure.

South Korea’s Competitive Advantages as a Global Military Supplier

South Korea’s Competitive Advantages as a Global Military Supplier

By Aswin Lin
Poland is choosing South Korea as a primary partner in defense deals – and it’s not alone.

ASEAN Should Watch the China-US Cyber Competition More Closely

ASEAN Should Watch the China-US Cyber Competition More Closely

By Muhammad Faizal Abdul Rahman
ASEAN must promote cyber norms to prevent the region from becoming a theater for cyber conflict between the major powers.

Why AUKUS Will Not Become JAUKUS

Why AUKUS Will Not Become JAUKUS

By TSURUOKA Michito
Despite recent talk, Japan is unlikely to join the security partnership anytime soon.
Modernizing the Indian Air Force’s Transport Fleet

Modernizing the Indian Air Force’s Transport Fleet

By Rahul Manohar Yelwe
India is exploring acquisition options for medium transport aircraft to replace the aging fleet of An-32 and IL-76 aircraft. 

Australia’s Conundrum: A Coherent Defense Plan Needs a Coherent National Strategy

Australia’s Conundrum: A Coherent Defense Plan Needs a Coherent National Strategy

By Corey Lee Bell and Elena Collinson
Australia’s military strategy recognizes the nation’s distinctive vulnerabilities as an island nation in the Pacific, but its national strategy is more in the vein of a continental nation in Europe or North America.

China, Cambodia to Kick Off Extensive Military Exercises Next Week

China, Cambodia to Kick Off Extensive Military Exercises Next Week

By Sebastian Strangio
The Golden Dragon exercise, which has been held regularly since 2016, encapsulates the increasingly intimate defense ties between Beijing and Phnom Penh.

Japan’s Defense Ministry: JS Izumo Drone Video Posted Online Is Highly Likely Authentic

Japan’s Defense Ministry: JS Izumo Drone Video Posted Online Is Highly Likely Authentic

By Takahashi Kosuke
The ministry says “it is taking this extremely seriously as it could pose a serious hindrance to national defense,” and is urgently taking countermeasures.
China’s Chilling Cognitive Warfare Plans

China’s Chilling Cognitive Warfare Plans

By IIDA Masafumi
War is entering a new, and very frightening, domain.

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