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Chinese patrols in Asian seas ‘legitimate’: general

Chinese patrols in Asian seas ‘legitimate’: general

Chinese warships will continue to patrol waters where Beijing has territorial claims, a top general said Sunday, amid simmering rows with neighbouring countries over the South China Sea and islands controlled by Japan. Lieutenant General Qi Jianguo, deputy chief of […]


US shift to Asia on track despite budget cuts: admiral

US shift to Asia on track despite budget cuts: admiral

Plans to expand the American naval presence in the Pacific with new ships and hi-tech weaponry will go ahead despite steep budget cuts, the US Navy chief said before a trip to the region. Admiral Jonathan Greenert told AFP in […]


Crisis In Northeast Asia Makes The Case For JLENS

Crisis In Northeast Asia Makes The Case For JLENS

It takes a crisis to concentrate the mind. Faced with unusually bellicose rhetoric from the regime in Pyongyang, the Obama Administration reversed course on National Missile Defense (NMD) and is rapidly bolstering its theater air and missile defenses in the […]


The New Arms Race In Asia

The New Arms Race In Asia

Two recent studies have shown that, essentially, an arms race is in full swing in Asia – cause for serious concern, considering the number of simmering conflicts in the region. The national interests of Asian countries are growing along with […]


Carter Visits Asia to Discuss Common Security Challenges

Carter Visits Asia to Discuss Common Security Challenges

Deputy Defense Secretary Ash Carter is traveling to Asia to meet with U.S. allies and partners and continue defense consultations on a range of common security challenges. Carter will visit defense and government officials in Yokota, Japan; Seoul, South Korea; […]


Russian Weapons Sales Shift Away From East

Russian Weapons Sales Shift Away From East

Russia is losing arms markets in Asia and the Middle East, two of its traditional strongholds, but gaining new ones in Latin America and Africa, a Russian arms official said this week ahead of an aviation expo in India, a […]


Global firms eye lucrative contracts at India air show

Global firms eye lucrative contracts at India air show

South Asia’s biggest airshow kicks off in India on Wednesday, where global armament firms will be vying for multi-billion dollar contracts from the world’s biggest importer of weapons. India launched the biannual Aero India event in 1996, three years before […]


Asian nations feud over South China Sea

Asian nations feud over South China Sea

Asian leaders feuded on Monday over how to handle tense maritime territorial disputes with China, overshadowing talks at a regional summit meant to strengthen trade and political ties. The leaders of the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations had hoped […]


Asian Defense Spending, 2000–2011

Asian Defense Spending, 2000–2011

Asia is growing in geostrategic importance. Despite the financial crisis that began in 2008, many Asian countries experienced relatively less fiscal distress and increased their level of involvement in global affairs. Indicative of the region’s elevated global role is the […]


 
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