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Can the Philippines’ BrahMos Missiles Really Deter China?
January 27, 2022

Can the Philippines’ BrahMos Missiles Really Deter China?

By Ben Ho
Technological limitations on Manila’s end will limit the missile’s range – and its deterrent factor.

Is ‘AUKUS Plus’ a Viable Option?
January 26, 2022

Is ‘AUKUS Plus’ a Viable Option?

By Jagannath Panda
The absence of an Asian voice in an Indo-Pacific security alliance does not bode well. How can AUKUS include other states?
Can Bakamla Be at the Forefront of Indonesia’s Natuna Sea Strategy?
January 21, 2022

Can Bakamla Be at the Forefront of Indonesia’s Natuna Sea Strategy?

By Dedi Dinarto
Scarce resources and inter-agency disputes have hamstrung the development of the Indonesian Maritime Security Agency.

The Strategic Logic Behind India’s Sale of BrahMos Missiles to the Philippines
January 21, 2022

The Strategic Logic Behind India’s Sale of BrahMos Missiles to the Philippines

By Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan
The strategic aspects of the BrahMos sale and India’s assistance to Southeast Asian countries should not be minimized.

Philippines Confirms Purchase of BrahMos Supersonic Missile System
January 14, 2022

Philippines Confirms Purchase of BrahMos Supersonic Missile System

By Sebastian Strangio
The long-expected acquisition marks the latest evolution of Southeast Asia's naval arms competition.

Mongolia’s Female Peacekeepers: A Case Study for Gender Parity
January 13, 2022

Mongolia’s Female Peacekeepers: A Case Study for Gender Parity

By Bolor Lkhaajav and Bolor Ganbold
The U.N. has set a goal of full gender parity in peacekeeping operations. The experience of Mongolian women shows both the progress made and the serious challenges that remain.

South Korea’s Naval Shipbuilders Are Stepping Up in Southeast Asia
January 11, 2022

South Korea’s Naval Shipbuilders Are Stepping Up in Southeast Asia

By James Guild
Unresolved disputes have prompted the region to look to Seoul to acquire stronger maritime deterrents.
Bangladesh, Turkey Sign New Security and Counterterrorism Deal
January 11, 2022

Bangladesh, Turkey Sign New Security and Counterterrorism Deal

By Ozair Islam
The MoU takes a longstanding but low-key partnership to a new level.

Toward a Quadrilateral Intelligence Sharing Network?
January 07, 2022

Toward a Quadrilateral Intelligence Sharing Network?

By Ariel Stenek
Is the time ripe for the U.S. to formalize an intelligence-sharing network with Quad partners Australia, Japan, and India?

Why Indonesia Needs to Expand Its Submarine Fleet
January 07, 2022

Why Indonesia Needs to Expand Its Submarine Fleet

By Muhammad Fauzan Malufti and Alban Sciascia
Given tight budget constraints, submarines offer Indonesia's navy the greatest bang for its buck.

Philippines’ BrahMos Cruise Missile Purchase Takes Another Step Forward
January 07, 2022

Philippines’ BrahMos Cruise Missile Purchase Takes Another Step Forward

By Sebastian Strangio
The acquisition would equip the Armed Forces of the Philippines with a potent deterrent against Chinese adventurism in the South China Sea.
Reports: India Launches 3rd Arihant Submarine
January 07, 2022

Reports: India Launches 3rd Arihant Submarine

By Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan
The naval arm of the nuclear triad is especially significant for India given its no-first use (NFU) nuclear posture.

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