Japan Eases Rules on Lethal Weapon Exports
By Takahashi Kosuke
Tokyo will face three major challenges to implement the policy change.
An Era of ‘Submarine Diplomacy’?
By Michito Tsuruoka
The long-standing dilemma between deterrence and reassurance is set to play out again.
Australia’s Deterrence Dichotomy
By Michael Clarke
Deterrence is the fulcrum of Australian defense policy, but questions of where, what, and how remain unanswered – especially regarding the new SSNs.
Rethinking the Philippines’ Deterrence in the South China Sea
By Erick Nielson C Javier
Manila should change the narrative from a focus on “how to defend” against China toward a more active strategy of deterring China.
Biden and the Credibility Conundrum: What If China Attacks Taiwan?
By Robert Farley
American presidents have worried about the credibility of their threats since the beginning of the Nuclear Age.
The Origins and Drivers of Australia’s 2020 Defense Strategic Update
By Ankit Panda
Australia reacts to a shifting regional environment.
The US-Australia Alliance and Deterrence in the Pacific Islands Region
By Tom Corben
The Pacific Islands region has traditionally been peripheral to alliance deterrence discussions. That’s beginning to change.
China Remains Unfazed by Warming US-Vietnam Security Ties
By Derek Grossman
U.S.-Vietnam ties continue to advance, and Beijing doesn’t seem too concerned.
An Effective US Approach to Pyongyang: Deterrence and Detente
By John Dale Grover
History demonstrates that such an approach is necessary and desirable.
New Ground-Launched Missiles for the US-Japan Alliance?
By Ankit Panda
How will the alliance address new challenges and opportunities in a post-INF world?
Deterrence and South China Sea Strategy: What Do the Latest China-Indonesia Natuna Tensions Tell Us?
By Prashanth Parameswaran
A look at the broader implications of a recent episode for deterrence and the strategies of countries confronting China’s growing assertiveness in the South China Sea.
Are Pakistan’s Battlefield Nuclear Weapons a Mirage?
By Aditya Ramanathan and Kunaal Kini
What exactly is behind Pakistan’s much-discussed low-yield Nasr? And how might it be used?