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The Strategic Impact of Indonesian KF-21s
April 16, 2021

The Strategic Impact of Indonesian KF-21s

By Liang Tuang Nah
Using the phrase “arms race” is attention grabbing, but a more discerning assessment is necessary when it comes to weapons acquisitions. 
Indonesia-South Korea Defense Ties in the Headlines with Fighter Jet Rollout
April 16, 2021

Indonesia-South Korea Defense Ties in the Headlines with Fighter Jet Rollout

By Prashanth Parameswaran
The engagement spotlighted the burgeoning security aspect of relations between Jakarta and Seoul.

Fresh Calls for Space Security Governance Measures Unlikely to Yield Results
April 16, 2021

Fresh Calls for Space Security Governance Measures Unlikely to Yield Results

By Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan
Progress will probably require developing small, technical agreements given that big, all-encompassing agreements have proven too difficult under current international circumstances.

Blinken in Afghanistan to Sell Biden Troop Withdrawal
April 16, 2021

Blinken in Afghanistan to Sell Biden Troop Withdrawal

By Matthew Lee
"The partnership is changing, but the partnership itself is enduring,” Blinken said during his unannounced visit to Afghanistan.

Pakistan’s Police Brave Islamist Violence — Alone
April 15, 2021

Pakistan’s Police Brave Islamist Violence — Alone

By Umair Jamal
Despite being a frontline counterextremist force, the police in Pakistan suffer from an image problem – and directly bear the brunt of Islamists.
What’s Behind the Surge in Violent Islamism in Bangladesh?
April 15, 2021

What’s Behind the Surge in Violent Islamism in Bangladesh?

By Sudha Ramachandran
Domestic political expediency, history, and ideology have made for a toxic mix in Bangladesh as it celebrates 50 years of independence.

Chinese Militia Vessels Departing Contested South China Sea Reef
April 15, 2021

Chinese Militia Vessels Departing Contested South China Sea Reef

By Steven Stashwick
Over 200 Chinese ships occupied Whitsun Reef for several weeks. Only a handful remain.
Can Smaller Countries Produce Competitive Fighters?
April 15, 2021

Can Smaller Countries Produce Competitive Fighters?

By Jacob Parakilas
Plenty of countries could use a modern fighter that isn’t the F-35. But building such a fighter and successfully selling it are two very different objectives.

Philippines Summons Chinese Ambassador Over South China Sea Tensions
April 15, 2021

Philippines Summons Chinese Ambassador Over South China Sea Tensions

By Sebastian Strangio
More than 200 Chinese vessels continue to lurk around disputed features in the Spratly Islands.

What’s in the New Russian Military Facility Chatter in Laos?  
April 15, 2021

What’s in the New Russian Military Facility Chatter in Laos?  

By Prashanth Parameswaran
A closer look at a latest manifestation of Moscow’s growing defense presence in the Southeast Asian nation.

Biden Announces Plan for US Exit from Afghan War, Urges Attention to Future Challenges
April 15, 2021

Biden Announces Plan for US Exit from Afghan War, Urges Attention to Future Challenges

By Catherine Putz
"No one wants to say that we should be in Afghanistan forever. But they insist that now is not the right moment to leave,” Biden rebuffs critics, charting a U.S. exit from its longest war.
After Myanmar’s Military Coup, Arakan Army Accelerates Implementation of the ‘Way of Rakhita’
April 14, 2021

After Myanmar’s Military Coup, Arakan Army Accelerates Implementation of the ‘Way of Rakhita’

By Kyaw Hsan Hlaing
Despite its support for the national protest movement, various factors have contributed to the armed group’s relative silence since the coup.

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