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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 […]


Dempsey Details Plan For ‘Singapore-Managed’ Ships

Dempsey Details Plan For ‘Singapore-Managed’ Ships

The Littoral Combat Ships that will soon begin rotational deployment to Singapore are an example of the increased military engagement called for under the U.S. Asia-Pacific strategy, Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey said today. En route from Singapore to the […]


‘Europe must rethink defence’ after US naval shift to Asia

‘Europe must rethink defence’ after US naval shift to Asia

France said Sunday Europe needed to rethink its defence strategy as the US repositions the majority of its naval fleet to the Pacific. French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said questions relating to Europe’s defence framework have emerged due to […]


US sees strategic role for Vietnam’s southern port

US sees strategic role for Vietnam’s southern port

US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Sunday a former port used by US forces in the Vietnam War could play a pivotal role in the American military’s shift towards the Asia-Pacific. Panetta’s visit to Cam Ranh Bay was the first […]


China urges US to respect its interests in Asia

China urges US to respect its interests in Asia

Beijing urged the United States Thursday to respect its interests in the Asia Pacific, as US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta began a visit to the region aimed at shoring up US naval power. Panetta’s visit follows the strategic shift towards […]


 
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