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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.

PLA No-Shows US-China Maritime Safety Talks
December 18, 2020

PLA No-Shows US-China Maritime Safety Talks

By Steven Stashwick
Chinese officials skipped a virtual session of the Military Maritime Consultative Agreement.
Russia Tests Anti-Satellite Missile: US
December 18, 2020

Russia Tests Anti-Satellite Missile: US

By Abhijnan Rej
This is the third Russian ASAT test this year.

US Air Force to Test New Hypersonic Missile
December 17, 2020

US Air Force to Test New Hypersonic Missile

By Steven Stashwick
The Air-launched Rapid Response Weapon will go into production next year.
Counterterrorism or Counterinsurgency? Biden’s Coming Afghanistan Dilemma
December 16, 2020

Counterterrorism or Counterinsurgency? Biden’s Coming Afghanistan Dilemma

By Carlo J.V. Caro
History bears witness to the challenges both strategies face in Afghanistan.

Remote Warfare – And How Video Games Might Help Understand It
December 15, 2020

Remote Warfare – And How Video Games Might Help Understand It

By Jacob Parakilas
Future operators may also need to be real-time strategy games adepts.

Indian Military Pushes Ahead with War Stockpiling
December 14, 2020

Indian Military Pushes Ahead with War Stockpiling

By Abhijnan Rej
Absent clear political assessment around the possibility of a large-scale conventional conflict, the Indian armed forces have had to make do with ad hoc measures.

US Navy Outlines Long-Term Shipbuilding Plan
December 12, 2020

US Navy Outlines Long-Term Shipbuilding Plan

By Abhijnan Rej
The report adds details to a plan introduced by now former Secretary of Defense Mark Esper.
What Taiwan’s Military Can Learn From the Armenia-Azerbaijan War
December 09, 2020

What Taiwan’s Military Can Learn From the Armenia-Azerbaijan War

By Eric Chan
Taiwan can take valuable lessons from the role of drones, decoys, and flexible thinking in the conflict.

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