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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.

Star General Chang Dingqiu Takes Command of China’s Air Force
September 24, 2021

Star General Chang Dingqiu Takes Command of China’s Air Force

By Marcus Clay and Rod Lee
Is he the commander that the People’s Liberation Army Air Force has been waiting for?
Why Provide Nuclear Submarines to Australia, But Not South Korea or Japan?
September 22, 2021

Why Provide Nuclear Submarines to Australia, But Not South Korea or Japan?

By A. B. Abrams
Australia’s strategic location makes its deployment of SSNs a much greater asset to broader Western interests than if other U.S. allies did the same.

The Strategic Symbolism of Australia’s Nuclear Subs
September 17, 2021

The Strategic Symbolism of Australia’s Nuclear Subs

By Jacob Parakilas
Australia’s announcement that it will be building nuclear-powered submarines with American and British help will take years to pay military dividends, but the strategic impacts start immediately.

Week of Tit-for-Tat Missile Tests on Korean Peninsula
September 16, 2021

Week of Tit-for-Tat Missile Tests on Korean Peninsula

By Steven Stashwick
North and South Korea both test new missiles, including a new South Korean submarine-launched missile.

Australia Dumps French Submarine Deal for US Nuclear Fleet
September 16, 2021

Australia Dumps French Submarine Deal for US Nuclear Fleet

By Rod McGuirk
The move prompted a French official to describe the Australian choice as "a stab in the back."

What’s in the Newly Regionalized Japan-Vietnam Defense Partnership?
September 13, 2021

What’s in the Newly Regionalized Japan-Vietnam Defense Partnership?

By Prashanth Parameswaran
Both sides have been gradually regionalizing their expanding bilateral security relationship, with broader implications for the Indo-Pacific.
Will Lasers Change War?
September 09, 2021

Will Lasers Change War?

By Jacob Parakilas
The first iterations of laser weapons will most likely serve to preserve the existing hierarchy of battlefield weapons. But as they grow more sophisticated, they may come to have the opposite effect.

In a First, US Jets Will Fly Off a Japanese Warship This Fall
September 04, 2021

In a First, US Jets Will Fly Off a Japanese Warship This Fall

By Steven Stashwick
Marine Corps F-35B fighters will operate off Japan’s modified “helicopter destroyers.”

The Barriers to China-Iran Military Diplomacy
September 03, 2021

The Barriers to China-Iran Military Diplomacy

By Masoud Rezaei
An Iranian perspective on how far China and Iran can take their defense ties.

Are the Taliban’s Captured Weapons Any Use?
August 30, 2021

Are the Taliban’s Captured Weapons Any Use?

By Jacob Parakilas
The Taliban’s blitz to power in Afghanistan has left them in possession of a veritable arsenal of U.S. weaponry intended for the defunct government. Are captured weapons a strategic game-changer?
Could Satellite Sensors Solve the Havana Syndrome Mystery?
August 30, 2021

Could Satellite Sensors Solve the Havana Syndrome Mystery?

By Victor Robert Lee
Recent breakthroughs may prove forensically useful.

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