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Thailand’s Awkward Pursuit of American F-35As
August 11, 2022

Thailand’s Awkward Pursuit of American F-35As

By Tita Sanglee
The Royal Thai Air Force is bent on acquiring the state-of-the-art U.S. stealth fighter. But is it worth the cost and effort?

Military Exercises in Uzbekistan and Tajikistan Illustrate Regional Cooperation and Concerns
August 10, 2022

Military Exercises in Uzbekistan and Tajikistan Illustrate Regional Cooperation and Concerns

By Catherine Putz
A Tajik-Uzbek joint military exercise concluded in Uzbekistan just as a U.S.-organized regional military exercise kicked off in Tajikistan.
Will We See North Korean Forces in Eastern Ukraine?
August 10, 2022

Will We See North Korean Forces in Eastern Ukraine?

By A.B. Abrams
How a military commitment by Pyongyang could materialize.

China’s Live-Fire Drills Near Taiwan Send Ballistic Missiles Into Japan’s EEZ
August 05, 2022

China’s Live-Fire Drills Near Taiwan Send Ballistic Missiles Into Japan’s EEZ

By Kosuke Takahashi
It’s the first time China has fired ballistic missiles into Japan’s Exclusive Economic Zone.

US, Indonesia Hold Joint Military Drills Amid China Concerns
August 04, 2022

US, Indonesia Hold Joint Military Drills Amid China Concerns

By Niniek Karmini
This year, Super Garuda Shield, the U.S. and Indonesia's annual joint combat exercises, are being joined for the first time by Australia, Japan, and Singapore.

Fearing US Sanctions, Philippines Scraps Russian Helicopter Deal
July 28, 2022

Fearing US Sanctions, Philippines Scraps Russian Helicopter Deal

By Jim Gomez
The first batch of the multi-purpose Mi-17 helicopters was scheduled for delivery by Russia's Sovtechnoexport in 2024.

Pacific Defense Chiefs Meet Against Backdrop of Rising China
July 28, 2022

Pacific Defense Chiefs Meet Against Backdrop of Rising China

By Lolita C. Baldor
Military leaders from 26 nations are participating in a conference hosted in Sydney.
Will India Try Again for a Military Base in Seychelles?
July 26, 2022

Will India Try Again for a Military Base in Seychelles?

By Dennis Hardy
India’s previous efforts to secure a base on Assumption Island were rebuffed. As China gains ground, will New Delhi make another offer?

Are ADIZ Incursions China’s New Response to US Arms Sales to Taiwan?
July 23, 2022

Are ADIZ Incursions China’s New Response to US Arms Sales to Taiwan?

By Adrian Ang U-Jin
Beijing is reacting to the intensification of U.S. political outreach to Taiwan after Russia’s Ukraine invasion.

Indonesia on the Cusp of BrahMos Missile Purchase: Report
July 22, 2022

Indonesia on the Cusp of BrahMos Missile Purchase: Report

By Sebastian Strangio
Should it eventuate, the deal would see New Delhi consolidate its position as the region's second partner of choice for supersonic missile purchases, after Russia.

The Downside of Adaptive Engine Technology for the F-35 Fleet
July 22, 2022

The Downside of Adaptive Engine Technology for the F-35 Fleet

By James Maclaren
Could the U.S. Air Force's plan to retrofit its F-35 fleet with new propulsion systems undermine the jet fighter's much vaunted interoperability?
4 Ways North Korea Can Counter the F-35
July 19, 2022

4 Ways North Korea Can Counter the F-35

By A.B. Abrams
North Korea’s air force is certainly not up to the task, so Pyongyang will look to asymmetric alternatives.

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