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Why South Korea Should Rethink GSOMIA Withdrawal
November 06, 2019

Why South Korea Should Rethink GSOMIA Withdrawal

By Scott W. Harold
It is not too late for Seoul to reverse course.
Deputy Defense Minister Visit Highlights Vietnam-Cambodia Security Ties
November 06, 2019

Deputy Defense Minister Visit Highlights Vietnam-Cambodia Security Ties

By Prashanth Parameswaran
The interaction spotlighted ongoing efforts to manage the defense aspect of the relationship.

Japan to Receive Additional US Supersonic Ballistic Missile Interceptors
November 05, 2019

Japan to Receive Additional US Supersonic Ballistic Missile Interceptors

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Japan will take delivery of additional Standard Missile-3 Block IIA interceptors, according to the Pentagon.

South Korea’s Navy Receives Third Upgraded Chang Bogo I-Class Diesel Electric Submarine
November 05, 2019

South Korea’s Navy Receives Third Upgraded Chang Bogo I-Class Diesel Electric Submarine

By Franz-Stefan Gady
A South Korean ship maker delivered a retrofitted Chang Bogo I-class diesel-electric sub to the Navy on November 1.

Annual Meeting Highlights Vietnam-Laos Border Management Cooperation
November 05, 2019

Annual Meeting Highlights Vietnam-Laos Border Management Cooperation

By Prashanth Parameswaran
This year’s iteration of their annual meeting offered a sense of where both sides are on border management issues.
China Kicks Off Construction of Pakistan’s Third, Fourth Type 054A Missile Frigates
November 04, 2019

China Kicks Off Construction of Pakistan’s Third, Fourth Type 054A Missile Frigates

By Franz-Stefan Gady
A Chinese shipbuilding company cut steel for the third and fourth Type 054A frigates on order for the Pakistan Navy.

Newest Virginia-Class Attack Sub Delivered to US Navy
November 04, 2019

Newest Virginia-Class Attack Sub Delivered to US Navy

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The U.S. Navy took delivery of its newest nuclear-powered fast attack sub in late October.
The Future of the Five Power Defense Arrangements
November 01, 2019

The Future of the Five Power Defense Arrangements

By Li Jie Sheng
The FPDA, a nonbinding defense pact, plays an important role in the Southeast Asian region.

What Does ASEAN’s Evolving Approach to the South China Sea Issue Mean for Vietnam?
November 01, 2019

What Does ASEAN’s Evolving Approach to the South China Sea Issue Mean for Vietnam?

By Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan
Though the regional grouping continues to have difficulties on the issue, it nonetheless remains important to Hanoi’s calculations.

Prabowo’s Uphill Tasks as Indonesia’s New Defense Minister  
October 31, 2019

Prabowo’s Uphill Tasks as Indonesia’s New Defense Minister  

By Curie Maharani and Evan A. Laksmana
With the country facing manifold challenges, he will need to hit the ground running quickly.

China’s First Domestically Built Carrier Preps for Commissioning Ceremony
October 31, 2019

China’s First Domestically Built Carrier Preps for Commissioning Ceremony

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The new carrier is reportedly being made ready for commissioning, according to Chinese state media reports.
Russia’s First Upgraded Borei-Class Submarine Test Fires Bulava Ballistic Missile
October 30, 2019

Russia’s First Upgraded Borei-Class Submarine Test Fires Bulava Ballistic Missile

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The missile, fired from the Borei-II-class Knyaz Vladimir, successfully hit its designated target on the Kamchatka peninsula, according to the Russian defense ministry.

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