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Are Hypersonic Weapons All Hype?
January 19, 2021

Are Hypersonic Weapons All Hype?

By Robert Farley
To say hypersonics aren’t revolutionary is hardly to say that they’re irrelevant.

India Develops Indigenous 9 MM Machine Pistol
January 14, 2021

India Develops Indigenous 9 MM Machine Pistol

By Abhijnan Rej
The announcement comes amid a further push for defense manufacturing by the Modi government.
Russia’s Behemoth ‘Hunter’ Drone Destroys Ground Target in Test
January 14, 2021

Russia’s Behemoth ‘Hunter’ Drone Destroys Ground Target in Test

By Abhijnan Rej
The loyal-wingman drone is anticipated to be handed over to the Russian military in 2024.

US Declassifies Strategy, Revealing Yawning Gap Between Rhetoric and Reality
January 14, 2021

US Declassifies Strategy, Revealing Yawning Gap Between Rhetoric and Reality

By Steven Stashwick
The “Strategic Framework for the Indo-Pacific” reveals few surprises, and even fewer successes, in the last days of the Trump administration.

Sizing Up South Korea’s Coming Aircraft Carriers
January 13, 2021

Sizing Up South Korea’s Coming Aircraft Carriers

By Robert Farley
The development will undoubtedly have an effect on naval planning in Northeast Asia.

India and Indonesia Push Ahead with Defense Relationship
January 13, 2021

India and Indonesia Push Ahead with Defense Relationship

By Abhijnan Rej
Despite deepening strategic relations, the two countries have latent differences in the maritime domain.

Militaries Are Planning for an Autonomous Revolution. What if the Tech Isn’t Up to It?
January 13, 2021

Militaries Are Planning for an Autonomous Revolution. What if the Tech Isn’t Up to It?

By Jacob Parakilas
The path to robust, reliable military autonomy is long and winding – with a lot of potential dead ends.
Does Japan Need to Develop a New Fighter Aircraft?
January 11, 2021

Does Japan Need to Develop a New Fighter Aircraft?

By Arnaud Sobrero
China’s military buildup, coupled with existing problems associated with imports from the U.S., may make such a move a necessity.

Third Chinese Aircraft Carrier Nears Completion Amid Shipyard Expansion
January 06, 2021

Third Chinese Aircraft Carrier Nears Completion Amid Shipyard Expansion

By Steven Stashwick
Work begins on fourth carrier, but future plans remain murky.

4 Predictions for Defense, Strategy, and Technology in 2021
December 30, 2020

4 Predictions for Defense, Strategy, and Technology in 2021

By Jacob Parakilas
From armed robots and cyberattacks to grand strategic questions, four things to watch in the new year.

India’s New Maritime Theater Command: A Quantum Leap
December 23, 2020

India’s New Maritime Theater Command: A Quantum Leap

By Shishir Upadhyaya
The new command will help India maintain a favorable maritime balance of power when it comes to China.
Civilian Participation in National Defense as a Part of Japan’s Pacifism 
December 19, 2020

Civilian Participation in National Defense as a Part of Japan’s Pacifism 

By Fumiko Sasaki
Japanese citizens have a role to play in the defense of the country.

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