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The Unintended Impacts of U.S. Weapons Supplied to Afghanistan
June 07, 2022

The Unintended Impacts of U.S. Weapons Supplied to Afghanistan

By Erica Mumford
The U.S. policy of arming parties in conflict presents significant risks that weapons will be diverted into unfriendly hands. 
China Rejects Canadian, Australian Charges of Unsafe Air Intercepts
June 07, 2022

China Rejects Canadian, Australian Charges of Unsafe Air Intercepts

By Ken Moritsugu
Both Canada and Australia accused Chinese military planes of nearly causing collisions during separate aerial encounters.

Japan Air Self-Defense Force Points to Vertigo in Fatal January Crash
June 03, 2022

Japan Air Self-Defense Force Points to Vertigo in Fatal January Crash

By Kosuke Takahashi
Spatial disorientation of pilots was the likely cause of the January F-15 crash, the Japan Air Self-Defense Force says.

China, Russia Fly 6 Bombers Near Japan Amid Quad Summit
May 25, 2022

China, Russia Fly 6 Bombers Near Japan Amid Quad Summit

By Kosuke Takahashi
The first such joint flight since November 2021 coincided with Japan's hosting of the Quad summit.

Looking Back at the 1999 India-Pakistan Lahore Declaration
May 21, 2022

Looking Back at the 1999 India-Pakistan Lahore Declaration

By Bashir Ali Abbas
The confidence-building and conflict-management MoU continues to be held up as a positive example. Where does it stand today?
Will the Philippines’ President-Elect Continue the Country’s Defense Modernization?
May 19, 2022

Will the Philippines’ President-Elect Continue the Country’s Defense Modernization?

By Joshua Espeña
Domestic and international pressures may compel Marcos Jr. to continue the planned upgrades to the country’s armed forces.

The Changing Pattern of China’s Aircraft Incursions Into Taiwan’s ADIZ
May 13, 2022

The Changing Pattern of China’s Aircraft Incursions Into Taiwan’s ADIZ

By Olli Pekka Suorsa and Adrian Ang U-Jin
After frequent use, the KQ-200 anti-submarine warfare aircraft disappeared from China’s sorties near Taiwan for over two months. Why?
Will Australia and Japan Move Beyond the ‘Quasi-Alliance’?
May 11, 2022

Will Australia and Japan Move Beyond the ‘Quasi-Alliance’?

By Daisuke Akimoto
The Russia-Ukraine War has only accelerated the deepening defense ties between Canberra and Tokyo. Will the two countries consider a formal alliance?

Are Russian Arms Exports to Southeast Asia a Thing of the Past?
May 09, 2022

Are Russian Arms Exports to Southeast Asia a Thing of the Past?

By Sebastian Strangio
Even before the invasion of Ukraine, Russian sales of weapons to the region were falling. They could well be set to drop further.

UK and Japan Reach New Defense Deal Amid Russia Concerns
May 06, 2022

UK and Japan Reach New Defense Deal Amid Russia Concerns

By Associated Press
Japanese Prime Minister Kishida’s visit to the U.K. resulted in a new security deal, adding to Japan's growing collection.

Where Are the Afghan Air Force’s Aircraft Now?
May 03, 2022

Where Are the Afghan Air Force’s Aircraft Now?

By Catherine Putz
As 11 more Mi-17 helicopters originally intended for Afghanistan head to Ukraine, eyes turn to the Afghan Air Force planes left in Central Asia.
Tagging the Red Dragon: The Future of the Philippines’ Strategic Intelligence
May 02, 2022

Tagging the Red Dragon: The Future of the Philippines’ Strategic Intelligence

By Rhon Ethelbert Ducos and Amadeus Quiaoit
Long organized around domestic operations, the Philippines intelligence apparatus needs to retool itself for a new era of superpower competition.

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