Departments

  • Global ‘Driving Force’

    An organization of seven Bay of Bengal nations said its members must urgently use their geographical advantage and other resources to address their vulnerabilities and collectively strengthen their ability to…

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  • Positioning Against Provocations

    Advisors to South Korea’s then-incoming president sought redeployment of United States strategic assets, such as nuclear bombers and submarines, to the Korean Peninsula during talks in Washington in April 2022.…

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  • Quad Partnership Key to Trade Pact

    Australia and India’s trade ministers said a shared security partnership with Japan and the United States helped them strike a trade deal that Australia hopes will reduce its dependence on…

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  • 2 Plus 2 Bolsters Shared Security

    The defense ministers of Japan and the Philippines agreed in April 2022 to bolster security cooperation and expand joint drills between their forces as they shared concerns about the People’s…

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  • Instant noodle store

    Story and photo by Reuters In Thailand, a country famous for its flavorful, spicy cuisine and street food, instant noodles may seem an unlikely culinary hit. But for teenagers such…

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  • South Korea test-fires first solid-fuel space rocket

    REUTERS South Korea’s military said it successfully test-fired a solid-fuel space rocket for the first time in late March 2022, a step it said will help it eventually launch a…

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  • Prospects and Possibilities

    Dr. Ng Eng Hen/Singapore Ministry of Defence The last time I was speaking at the Putrajaya Forum was four years ago. It would not be an exaggeration to state that…

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  • Packed Patrol

    A women’s team from the Indian Border Security Force demonstrates motorcycle skills during Republic Day parade rehearsals in New Delhi in January 2022.

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  • Port Partnership

    Australia announced in January 2022 that it would provide U.S. $420 million to Pacific neighbor Papua New Guinea to upgrade key ports, amid concern in Washington and Canberra that Beijing’s…

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  • Cyber Coordination

    Australia and the United Kingdom will “fight back” against cyberattacks from Iran, the People’s Republic of China and Russia, then-Australian Defence Minister Peter Dutton said. Australia and the U.K. will…

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