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Thailand’s Navy Chief Says Country Could Cancel Chinese Sub Contract
November 23, 2022

Thailand’s Navy Chief Says Country Could Cancel Chinese Sub Contract

By Sebastian Strangio
The disagreement over the choice of propulsion system continues to dog the controversial and costly deal.

Exploring the Growing Qatar-Indonesia Military Cooperation
November 22, 2022

Exploring the Growing Qatar-Indonesia Military Cooperation

By Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat
Closer defense ties have addressed divergent but overlapping interests between the two nations.
India, France Conclude Garuda Exercise 2022
November 18, 2022

India, France Conclude Garuda Exercise 2022

By Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan
The strong strategic and political foundation as well as the trust between India and France provide for accelerated defense and security ties in the coming years.

India and the Chinese Spy Ship Saga Redux
November 15, 2022

India and the Chinese Spy Ship Saga Redux

By Siddhant Bajpai
Another Yuan Wang class vessel is stoking concern among India's defense analysts.

How Far Can China’s Defense Technology Reforms Go?
November 12, 2022

How Far Can China’s Defense Technology Reforms Go?

By Arthur S. Ding and K. Tristan Tang
Xi Jinping’s drive to reform Chinese defense science and technology institutes has stagnated.

How Indonesia Can Improve Its Defense Investment Climate
November 11, 2022

How Indonesia Can Improve Its Defense Investment Climate

By Anastasia Febiola Sumarauw and Muhammad Fauzan Malufti
If the country wants to expand its domestic defense manufacturing sector, it needs to make itself a more attractive market for foreign arms contractors.

Unpacking South Korea’s Recovery of a North Korean Missile at Sea
November 10, 2022

Unpacking South Korea’s Recovery of a North Korean Missile at Sea

By A. B. Abrams
North Korea seems to have purposefully launched an obsolete, low-value missile into waters close to South Korea.
How, Exactly, Can the US Strengthen Extended Deterrence?
November 08, 2022

How, Exactly, Can the US Strengthen Extended Deterrence?

By Clint Work
Strengthening deterrence isn’t all about concrete realities and advanced capabilities. It’s just as much – if not more – about perception.

3 Takeaways From International Fleet Review 2022 in Japan
November 08, 2022

3 Takeaways From International Fleet Review 2022 in Japan

By Takahashi Kosuke
From strong representation among Asian navies to a “coincidence” involving a U.S. aircraft carrier.

China’s Navy Sets Record Pace for Intrusions Into Japan’s Territorial Sea
November 03, 2022

China’s Navy Sets Record Pace for Intrusions Into Japan’s Territorial Sea

By Takahashi Kosuke
PLAN vessels have entered Japanese territorial waters eight times since 2004 – and five of those have occurred since October 2021.

Australia Plays Down US B-52 Bomber Plan Condemned by China
November 03, 2022

Australia Plays Down US B-52 Bomber Plan Condemned by China

By Rod McGuirk
Defense Minister Richard Marles said “everyone needs to take a deep breath” after China condemned U.S. plans to deploy up to six of the long-range bombers in Australia.
Tajik-made Iranian Drones Are Not in Ukraine Either
November 01, 2022

Tajik-made Iranian Drones Are Not in Ukraine Either

By Catherine Putz
The kind of Iranian drones Tajikistan has an agreement to manufacture are not those seen in the sky over Ukraine.

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