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Russian Jet Buzzes US Surveillance Plane over Black Sea
February 01, 2018

Russian Jet Buzzes US Surveillance Plane over Black Sea

By Steven Stashwick
Latest intercept shows practical limits of military agreements to limit dangerous behavior.

Why the F-35 Is Particularly Ill-Suited to Succeed in the Asia-Pacific
August 11, 2015

Why the F-35 Is Particularly Ill-Suited to Succeed in the Asia-Pacific

By Ankit Panda
The Asia-Pacific's expansive geography leaves short-range tactical fighters ill-suited for success and versatility.
China's Air Superiority Fighters Are Getting Stealthier
May 05, 2015

China's Air Superiority Fighters Are Getting Stealthier

By Ankit Panda
Plus, nuclear deterrence in South Asia, India's ballistic missile defense, and history in East Asia.

Near Collision Shows Changing East China Sea Security Environment
May 26, 2014

Near Collision Shows Changing East China Sea Security Environment

By Clint Richards
A near mid-air collision, and Obama’s new limited foreign policy, test Japanese defense policies.

Indonesia Beefs Up Air Force in South China Sea
April 07, 2014

Indonesia Beefs Up Air Force in South China Sea

By Zachary Keck
Indonesia is deploying Su-27s, Su-30s, and AH-64E Apache helicopters to a South China Sea air base.

How China Plans to Use the Su-35
November 27, 2013

How China Plans to Use the Su-35

By Peter Wood
Acquisition of the advanced Su-35 fighter would give China some significant new capabilities.

Why Would Russia Sell China Su-35 Fighter Jets?
November 19, 2013

Why Would Russia Sell China Su-35 Fighter Jets?

Given China’s history of stealing Russian defense technology, Moscow’s thinking is hard to understand.

Russia Flies Strategic Bombers Close to Japanese Airspace (Again)
November 19, 2013

Russia Flies Strategic Bombers Close to Japanese Airspace (Again)

Two Russian Tu-95 strategic bombers flew the length of Japan’s airspace this weekend.

Did Russian Jets Violate Japanese Airspace?
February 08, 2013

Did Russian Jets Violate Japanese Airspace?

If true, it would mark the first time that Russia has violated Japanese airspace since 2008.

Intellectual Property Meets Military Technology
February 06, 2013

Intellectual Property Meets Military Technology

Copying advanced foreign military systems has a long, distinguished history. What does the future hold?

The “Long Pole in the Tent”: China’s Military Jet Engines
December 09, 2012

The “Long Pole in the Tent”: China’s Military Jet Engines

Much has been made of Beijing’s growing military might. Developing and producing high-performance jet engines could be the toughest — but most rewarding — advance.

Russia and China Close to SU-35 Deal...Again
November 30, 2012

Russia and China Close to SU-35 Deal...Again

Signs point to a possible deal for China to acquire 24 advanced SU-35 aircraft from Russia.

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