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Under Pressure on Shore, Abu Sayyaf May Increase Reliance on the Sea
December 05, 2020

Under Pressure on Shore, Abu Sayyaf May Increase Reliance on the Sea

By Jay Benson
A November incident holds important lessons about the militant group’s changing operations, as well as how to counter them.

China’s Moon Plans: A Cautionary Note
December 04, 2020

China’s Moon Plans: A Cautionary Note

By Abhijnan Rej
While the idea of mining the moon may look attractive, neither China nor anybody else is quite there yet.
A Hitch in the Belt and Road in Myanmar
December 03, 2020

A Hitch in the Belt and Road in Myanmar

By Gene Ryack
A long-running war and COVID-19 muddle development in Kyaukphyu, Myanmar.

Procedure Set, Intra-Afghan Talks to Move on to Setting an Agenda
December 03, 2020

Procedure Set, Intra-Afghan Talks to Move on to Setting an Agenda

By Catherine Putz
After nearly three months, the Afghan government and the Taliban have reportedly agreed on a three-page document setting out the rules and procedures for talks.

China’s Defense Minister Visits Pakistan
December 03, 2020

China’s Defense Minister Visits Pakistan

By Abhijnan Rej
Wei Fenghe's visit has predictably led Indian analysts to claim that he had India in mind.

Can Arms Control Make a 21st-Century Comeback?
December 02, 2020

Can Arms Control Make a 21st-Century Comeback?

By Jacob Parakilas
An increasingly fractured international system, along with lack of a meaningful hierarchy of threats, is making prospects of arms control difficult.

Australia to Acquire Hypersonic Weapons Capability in Collaboration with US
December 02, 2020

Australia to Acquire Hypersonic Weapons Capability in Collaboration with US

By Abhijnan Rej
The newly announced SCIFiRE project builds on 15 years of joint Australia-U.S. fundamental research on hypersonics.
US Navy to Scrap Fire-ravaged USS Bonhomme Richard
December 01, 2020

US Navy to Scrap Fire-ravaged USS Bonhomme Richard

By Steven Stashwick
The Pacific-based amphibious carrier burned for nearly five days in July.

NATO Mulls Afghan Dilemma as US Draws Down, Attacks Mount
December 01, 2020

NATO Mulls Afghan Dilemma as US Draws Down, Attacks Mount

By Associated Press
But despite the surge in violence, and deep uncertainty caused by the U.S. drawdown, the peace agreement appears to be an opportunity too good for NATO to miss.

South Asia and the Coming Biden Presidency
December 01, 2020

South Asia and the Coming Biden Presidency

By Ankit Panda
What should South Asian states expect from the United States under Joe Biden?

The ‘Durian Pact’ Does It Again
December 01, 2020

The ‘Durian Pact’ Does It Again

By Abhijnan Rej
The Cold War-era Five Power Defense Arrangements’ longevity continues to surprise some, as it approaches its 50th anniversary next year.
US Targets China’s Quest for ‘Military-Civil Fusion’
November 30, 2020

US Targets China’s Quest for ‘Military-Civil Fusion’

By Bonnie Girard
A report indicates the U.S. government will seek to deny sales to 89 major Chinese companies with military links.

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