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Japanese Fighters Intercept Chinese Spy Plane in Sea of Japan
August 29, 2018
Japanese Fighters Intercept Chinese Spy Plane in Sea of Japan
The Japan Air Self-Defense Force intercepted a Chinese surveillance aircraft approaching Japanese airspace on August 29.
Japanese Fighters Intercept Chinese Spy Plane in Sea of Japan
US B-52H Bombers and P-8A Sub-Hunting Aircraft Train Over East China Sea
August 06, 2018
US B-52H Bombers and P-8A Sub-Hunting Aircraft Train Over East China Sea
Two U.S. bombers and two maritime patrol aircraft conducted a joint training mission over the East China Sea last week.
US B-52H Bombers and P-8A Sub-Hunting Aircraft Train Over East China Sea
Japan Intercepts Chinese Spy Plane in East China Sea
July 28, 2018
Japan Intercepts Chinese Spy Plane in East China Sea
The Japan Air Self Defense Force scrambled fighter jets to intercept a Y-9JB surveillance aircraft on July 27.
Japan Intercepts Chinese Spy Plane in East China Sea
The 2018 Shangri-La Dialogue: Probing the 'Indo-Pacific' and Deterring the Fait Accompli
June 05, 2018
The 2018 Shangri-La Dialogue: Probing the 'Indo-Pacific' and Deterring the Fait Accompli
Familiar themes and new anxieties were apparent at Asia's premier security dialogue in 2018.
The 2018 Shangri-La Dialogue: Probing the 'Indo-Pacific' and Deterring the Fait Accompli
Conventional Deterrence in the Asia-Pacific Region
May 06, 2018
Conventional Deterrence in the Asia-Pacific Region
Are Asian militaries taking the challenges of conventional deterrence seriously?
Conventional Deterrence in the Asia-Pacific Region
East China Sea: Japan Coast Guard Warns Chinese Survey Ship in Exclusive Economic Zone
April 22, 2018
East China Sea: Japan Coast Guard Warns Chinese Survey Ship in Exclusive Economic Zone
The incident comes as Japan and China agreed to expedite talks on a East China Sea air and sea communication mechanism.
East China Sea: Japan Coast Guard Warns Chinese Survey Ship in Exclusive Economic Zone
China-Japan Reset Continues With High-Level Economic Talks
April 20, 2018
China-Japan Reset Continues With High-Level Economic Talks
The two sides hope finding common ground on economic issues can help continue a thaw in relations.
China-Japan Reset Continues With High-Level Economic Talks
Japan Activates Amphibious Rapid Deployment Brigade
April 09, 2018
Japan Activates Amphibious Rapid Deployment Brigade
Japan activates its equivalent of a marine unit for the first time since World War II.
Japan Activates Amphibious Rapid Deployment Brigade
China Flies Long-Range Bombers, Fighter Jets Through Miyako Strait
March 26, 2018
China Flies Long-Range Bombers, Fighter Jets Through Miyako Strait
Last week, the Chinese Air Force conducted military drills in the South China Sea and Western Pacific.
China Flies Long-Range Bombers, Fighter Jets Through Miyako Strait
Taiwan, Japan Amend Bilateral East China Sea Fisheries Agreement
March 19, 2018
Taiwan, Japan Amend Bilateral East China Sea Fisheries Agreement
The 2013 bilateral fisheries agreement continues to see changes.
Taiwan, Japan Amend Bilateral East China Sea Fisheries Agreement
China’s 2018 Military Budget: New Numbers, Old Worries
March 07, 2018
China’s 2018 Military Budget: New Numbers, Old Worries
Beijing’s growing might continues to stoke regional anxieties.  
China’s 2018 Military Budget: New Numbers, Old Worries
Japan Considering New Anti-Ship Missiles for its Southwestern Islands
March 01, 2018
Japan Considering New Anti-Ship Missiles for its Southwestern Islands
Move part of Japanese fortification of first island chain against Chinese fleets.
Japan Considering New Anti-Ship Missiles for its Southwestern Islands
Japan Mulls Deployment of Anti-Ship Missiles on Okinawa
March 01, 2018
Japan Mulls Deployment of Anti-Ship Missiles on Okinawa
Amid a growing Chinese naval presence, Japan is considering additional steps to protect Miyako Strait.
Japan Mulls Deployment of Anti-Ship Missiles on Okinawa
In 2017, US Freedom of Navigation Operations Targeted 10 Asian Countries — Not Just China
January 25, 2018
In 2017, US Freedom of Navigation Operations Targeted 10 Asian Countries — Not Just China
U.S. freedom of navigation operations aren't just about China and the South China Sea.
In 2017, US Freedom of Navigation Operations Targeted 10 Asian Countries — Not Just China
East China Sea Update: A Chinese Submarine Off the Senkakus and an Oil Spill
January 19, 2018
East China Sea Update: A Chinese Submarine Off the Senkakus and an Oil Spill
Why did the People's Liberation Army-Navy send a submarine to the disputed islands?
East China Sea Update: A Chinese Submarine Off the Senkakus and an Oil Spill
Report: US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis to Visit China in Spring 2018
January 16, 2018
Report: US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis to Visit China in Spring 2018
U.S. Secretary of Defense will likely visit China in the first half of 2018.
Report: US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis to Visit China in Spring 2018
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