Evolutionary or Revolutionary? Japan's Defense Strategy
Despite criticism – with some stating Tokyo has its eye on nuclear weapons – Japanese security thinking has changed only incrementally.
Time To End U.S. 'Ambiguity' on Taiwan
U.S.-Taiwan relations have been guided by ‘strategic ambiguity’. Time to be clear, says J. Michael Cole.
America's 'Great Green Fleet'
Dr. James Holmes on what the U.S. Navy’s biofuels-propelled fleet reminds us about history.
Can U.S. Navy Shift to Pacific?
Shifting limited U.S. naval assets into the Pacific makes sense. But that doesn’t mean it will be easy.
Deterrence, Not Containment
China’s media has panned the U.S. military’s Pacific pivot. But the U.S. is just fleshing out an existing strategy.
Oxygen Problems Hit F-22
The US Air Force is having problems with its stealth fighter. It’s a headache for its plans in the Asia-Pacific.
Defence Cuts Imperil US Asia Role
Slashing the US defence budget could undermine stability in Asia and US interests there, says J. Randy Forbes. And it could get worse this autumn.
US Considering Afghan Ceasefire?
Hillary Clinton has raised the question of a US ceasefire in Afghanistan. It may be recognition that there’s no military solution to this decade-old conflict.
Why Russia Fears US Afghan Plan
By Joshua Kucera
The Danger for US-China Ties
The US is wrong if it assumes it can always be business as usual after arms sales to Taiwan. As China rises, the temptation to push back grows.
US Air Force Faces Reality
A top US general outlines his priorities for the US Air Force as the service is forced to confront tight budgets.
Is the US Destabilizing Asia?
At a time of uncertainty, the Asia-Pacific should stick with the security guarantees that have brought it relative peace and prosperity. It’s too soon to count the US out.