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The Trouble With South Korea’s THAAD Upgrade
October 28, 2022

The Trouble With South Korea’s THAAD Upgrade

By Jin Kai
The U.S. has found a perfect wedge to divide Seoul and Beijing.
No, Uzbekistan Isn’t Assembling Iranian Drones for Russia
October 27, 2022

No, Uzbekistan Isn’t Assembling Iranian Drones for Russia

By Catherine Putz
There’s no evidence that Uzbekistan is assembling Iranian drones for Russia to use in Ukraine, but Tashkent’s firm retort to the suggestion underscores its difficult geopolitical position. 

New Military Doctrine Strengthens Kazakhstan’s Multi-vector Posture
October 25, 2022

New Military Doctrine Strengthens Kazakhstan’s Multi-vector Posture

By Gregory Gleason
The new version of Kazakhstan’s military doctrine signals that Astana intends to hold fast to the principles of national sovereignty and territorial integrity.

What Took Place at the First ASEAN CBR Security Conference?
October 25, 2022

What Took Place at the First ASEAN CBR Security Conference?

By Prashanth Parameswaran
The first ADMM-Plus CBR conference of its kind spotlighted the challenges involved in managing chemical, biological and radiological threats.

What Lies Ahead for Cambodia-Laos-Vietnam Trilateral Security Cooperation?
October 24, 2022

What Lies Ahead for Cambodia-Laos-Vietnam Trilateral Security Cooperation?

By Prashanth Parameswaran
A recent engagement between the three nations shone a spotlight on the intraregional security dynamics in mainland Southeast Asia.
Loitering Munitions in the Future of Chinese Warfare
October 21, 2022

Loitering Munitions in the Future of Chinese Warfare

By Zachary Williams
Loitering munitions have become the tip of the spear in the future of warfare.

How China’s Air Force Can Benefit from the Russia-Ukraine War
October 14, 2022

How China’s Air Force Can Benefit from the Russia-Ukraine War

By Jhao-kai JHENG and Lin (Kirin) PU
Russia has aerospace technology China has long wanted to access, and Moscow is hurting for customers at present.
Kyrgyz Security Chief Flaunts Turkish Drone Connection
October 13, 2022

Kyrgyz Security Chief Flaunts Turkish Drone Connection

By Catherine Putz
Tashiev posed recently with the latest Bayraktar Akıncı attack drone, suggesting Kyrgyzstan had added the platform to its arsenal.

Japan Launches Third Taigei-Class Submarine for JMSDF
October 12, 2022

Japan Launches Third Taigei-Class Submarine for JMSDF

By Kosuke Takahashi
The newly launched Jingei SSK is expected to enter service in March 2024.

Kyrgyzstan Cancels CSTO ‘Indestructible Brotherhood’ Military Exercises
October 11, 2022

Kyrgyzstan Cancels CSTO ‘Indestructible Brotherhood’ Military Exercises

By Catherine Putz
Days after Kyrgyz President Japarov skipped Russian President Putin's birthday (and an informal CIS summit), Bishkek cancelled planned CSTO exercises at the last minute.

NATO’s China Challenge
October 07, 2022

NATO’s China Challenge

By Michael Trinkwalder
Despite, or rather because of, the Russia-Ukraine War, the West finally appears willing to take on the challenge of a rising China – perhaps even in the Indo-Pacific.
South Korean Defense Sources Express Concerns About Unreliable F-35 Fighters
October 07, 2022

South Korean Defense Sources Express Concerns About Unreliable F-35 Fighters

By A.B. Abrams
The worries echo a litany of complaints made by U.S. military officials about the fifth-generation fighter.

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