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Japan, US Discuss Longer Range Missiles to Counter China
September 16, 2022

Japan, US Discuss Longer Range Missiles to Counter China

By Thisanka Siripala
At a defense ministers’ meeting, Japan gets U.S. support to bolster its defenses with “counter strike capabilities.”

Thai PM Meets US Defense Secretary in a Bid to Advance Security Ties
June 14, 2022

Thai PM Meets US Defense Secretary in a Bid to Advance Security Ties

By Sebastian Strangio
The meeting reflects a palpable warming of relations between Bangkok and Washington.
Shangri-La Dialogue Concludes Under Shadow of Ukraine, US-China Tensions
June 13, 2022

Shangri-La Dialogue Concludes Under Shadow of Ukraine, US-China Tensions

By Sebastian Strangio
Returning after a pandemic-induced three-year hiatus, the security conference reflected the world's growing uncertainty and tension.

US, China Defense Ministers Hold First Meeting
June 11, 2022

US, China Defense Ministers Hold First Meeting

By Shannon Tiezzi
Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin and Defense Minister Wei Fenghe spoke in Singapore, part of an effort to add “guardrails” to the China-U.S. competition.

Shangri-La Defense Dialogue Set to Open Amid Growing Global Tensions
June 09, 2022

Shangri-La Defense Dialogue Set to Open Amid Growing Global Tensions

By Sebastian Strangio
Taiwan, Ukraine, and growing U.S.-China competition are all expected to figure during the three-day conference.

US Pentagon Chief Speaks for 1st Time to Chinese Counterpart
April 20, 2022

US Pentagon Chief Speaks for 1st Time to Chinese Counterpart

By Robert Burns
For months, Austin has failed to get Gen. Xu Qiliang, deputy chairman of the Party's Central Military Commission, on the phone. Instead, he spoke to lower-ranked Defense Minister Gen. Wei Fenghe.

US Global Posture Review Calls for Stationing More Units in South Korea  
December 02, 2021

US Global Posture Review Calls for Stationing More Units in South Korea  

By Mitch Shin
The Pentagon announced on Tuesday that it decided to station an Apache attack helicopter squadron and artillery division headquarters permanently in South Korea.
Chinese Foreign Minister Begins 3-Nation Tour of Southeast Asia
September 10, 2021

Chinese Foreign Minister Begins 3-Nation Tour of Southeast Asia

By Sebastian Strangio
The visit will include stops in Vietnam and Singapore, which recently hosted U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris.

What Were the Main Outcomes of Kamala Harris’ Trip to Southeast Asia?
August 27, 2021

What Were the Main Outcomes of Kamala Harris’ Trip to Southeast Asia?

By Sebastian Strangio
The visit highlighted both the overlaps and the misalignments between the U.S. and Southeast Asian governments.

Europe in Europe, America in Asia?
August 18, 2021

Europe in Europe, America in Asia?

By TSURUOKA Michito
While we need to cast a more critical eye on what Europe can actually bring to the Indo-Pacific, it is too early to dismiss Europe’s military engagement in the region.

US Sends More Warplanes to Protect Pullout from Afghanistan
May 07, 2021

US Sends More Warplanes to Protect Pullout from Afghanistan

By Robert Burns and Lolita C. Baldor
Military commanders have said that additional forces will flow in temporarily to help with security and logistics for the drawdown.
The Japan-US Alliance During the Biden Administration
April 09, 2021

The Japan-US Alliance During the Biden Administration

By KAWASHIMA Shin
One way of looking at the 2+2 meeting is that a selection of items for future consideration was put on the table. What becomes of these items going forward is now the critical question.

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