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Pentagon Official Explains Asia-Pacific Focus

Pentagon Official Explains Asia-Pacific Focus

The entire U.S. government has made a concerted effort to improve U.S.-China relations while implementing the tenets in the defense strategic guidance, a senior Pentagon official said here today. Speaking to an audience at the Center for Strategic and International […]


Arms Race On the Caspian Sea Heats Up

Arms Race On the Caspian Sea Heats Up

The countries bordering the Caspian Sea are increasingly flexing their military muscles. The Iran crisis and unresolved conflicts over natural resources have added to the tensions in the region. In early September 2012, Turkmenistan conducted its first military maneuver on […]


US Force Posture Strategy in the Asia Pacific Region: An Independent Assessment

US Force Posture Strategy in the Asia Pacific Region: An Independent Assessment

The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) released its independent assessment of force posture options for the Pacific Command Area of Responsibility including comments from the Secretary of Defense. CSIS was chosen to conduct the assessment pursuant to Section […]


Japan’s Defence White Paper 2012 and China’s Critical Response

Japan’s Defence White Paper 2012 and China’s Critical Response

On July 31, the Japanese government released the 2012 edition of the Defence White Paper titled ‘The Defense of Japan 2012’. While submitting the report for Cabinet approval, Defence Minister Satoshi Morimoto delivered a speech throwing some light on the […]


India’s Aircraft Carrier Ambitions Take A Dive

India’s Aircraft Carrier Ambitions Take A Dive

Just when the US is seeking to “rebalance” 60% of its formidable naval fleet towards the Asia-Pacific region, and China steams ahead to commission its first aircraft carrier this year, India’s long-standing aim to operate two full-blown carrier battle groups […]


NATO to Strengthen Ability to Act with Global Partners

NATO to Strengthen Ability to Act with Global Partners

NATO seeks to assume a more global perspective, play its part globally and strengthen its ability to act with partners around the globe, Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said in London yesterday. In a speech at Chatham House, Rasmussen said […]


Chinese Media Issue Warning On US Military Shift

Chinese Media Issue Warning On US Military Shift

Chinese state media warned Tuesday, that Washington’s planned military shift towards the Asia-Pacific threatens to create rifts between the two countries and may upset regional stability. The warnings come days after Defense Secretary Leon Panetta outlined a plan to transfer […]


Pentagon chief heads to India amid US focus on Asia

Pentagon chief heads to India amid US focus on Asia

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta headed to India on Tuesday for talks focusing on Washington’s strategic shift towards Asia, as US officials eye New Delhi as a potentially pivotal partner. Security ties to India have steadily improved in recent years but […]


Putin in China to cement key alliance

Putin in China to cement key alliance

Russian President Vladimir Putin arrived in China on Tuesday for a three-day visit aimed at bolstering a crucial alliance that has seen the giant neighbours block further action against Syria. Both energy and foreign policy cooperation are high on the […]


 
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