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Will China’s military rival the United States’ in the Pacific? Will Japan abandon the constitutional fetters on its own military? How will India respond to the String of Pearls strategy? The Diplomat has put together a team of leading analysts to offer must-read, regular commentary on the big defence and security issues in the Asia-Pacific.

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The Nuclear Problem In India-Japan Relations
October 31, 2013

The Nuclear Problem In India-Japan Relations

By Ankit Panda
India and Japan need to address their profound difference in nuclear values.
Russia Conducts Surprise Nuclear Readiness Drill
October 31, 2013

Russia Conducts Surprise Nuclear Readiness Drill

On Wednesday Putin oversaw a large snap drill that tested the readiness of Russia’s nuclear forces.

Why America’s Innovation Edge Over China Will Endure
October 30, 2013

Why America’s Innovation Edge Over China Will Endure

America’s superior protection of IP rights will help it retain its lead over China in technological innovation.

Philippines Should Apologize for False Scarborough Claims
October 30, 2013

Philippines Should Apologize for False Scarborough Claims

Manila falsely accusing China is an embarrassment that raises questions about its capabilities.

South Korea May Be Stealing US Defense Technology
October 30, 2013

South Korea May Be Stealing US Defense Technology

Plus, China eyes new U.S. ships warily. Mid-week defense and security links.

China’s Expanding Cabbage Strategy
October 29, 2013

China’s Expanding Cabbage Strategy

After pursuing a cabbage strategy in the South China Sea for years, could Beijing adopt this against Japan?

October 29, 2013

China Showcases Nuclear Submarine Fleet

This weekend Chinese state-run media outlets touted the growing might of China’s nuclear submarine fleet.

3 Reasons Senkaku/Diaoyu Diplomacy Should Be Secret
October 28, 2013

3 Reasons Senkaku/Diaoyu Diplomacy Should Be Secret

China and Japan are right to insist on secrecy in discussing how to resolve the East China Sea dispute.

China to Japan: Shooting Down Drones Would Be Act of War
October 28, 2013

China to Japan: Shooting Down Drones Would Be Act of War

Plus, South Korea hopes to deploy two light aircraft carriers by 2036. Monday defense links.

India: Defeating the Cruise Missile Threat
October 26, 2013

India: Defeating the Cruise Missile Threat

The country may need to look beyond a conventional defense, to deterrence by punishment.

Why is China Isolating Japan and the Philippines?
October 26, 2013

Why is China Isolating Japan and the Philippines?

Even as they charm other nations, Chinese leaders have continued tensions with Manila and Tokyo.

Japan’s Future Marines to Conduct Massive Island Landing Drill
October 26, 2013

Japan’s Future Marines to Conduct Massive Island Landing Drill

Next month 34,000 troops from the the Self-Defense Forces will conduct an island landing drill on Okinawa.

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