CMPR

  • Global Commons

    Allies and Partners invest in, collaborate on missile defense systems

    FORUM Staff Expanding nuclear and nonnuclear missile arsenals across the Indo-Pacific contribute to security dilemmas throughout the region. The People’s Republic of China (PRC) relies on growing capabilities — including intercontinental and inter-regional ballistic missiles along with medium- and short-range ballistic weapons — to assert expansive sovereignty claims. Meanwhile, a provocative North Korea persists with its United Nations-banned weapons programs,…

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  • Northeast Asia

    Japan, NATO discussing hotline for sharing security information

    FORUM Staff The expanding cooperation between Japan and NATO is continuing with negotiations to establish a hotline for rapidly sharing security information on such threats as cyberattacks and disinformation campaigns, including from the People’s Republic of China (PRC) and Russia. The communication tool could be modeled on the system used by the 31-nation security alliance, which can be used to…

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  • Conflicts - Tensions

    CCP weaponizes law to gain strategic advantage

    FORUM Staff Chinese Communist Party (CCP) General Secretary Xi Jinping’s slant on international conventions favors the People’s Republic of China’s (PRC) objectives, often to other states’ detriment. These unilateral “lawfare” tactics are among the CCP’s gray-zone techniques in seeking global hegemony, analysts say. The CCP increasingly employs lawfare to gain leverage in Indo-Pacific waters, including the Taiwan Strait, and the…

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  • Global Commons

    Australia, Japan collaborating on undersea communication, defense capabilities

    Felix Kim Australia and Japan are teaming up to develop undersea warfare capabilities as the People’s Republic of China (PRC) rapidly expands its submarine fleet and acts aggressively across the Indo-Pacific, often in violation of international law. The announcement mirrors Australia’s broader efforts to bolster its high-tech capabilities as part of its AUKUS security partnership with the United Kingdom and…

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  • Free and Open Indo-Pacific/FOIP

    Philippines, Vietnam expanding cooperation in South China Sea

    The Associated Press The Philippines and Vietnam signed agreements in late January 2024 to prevent incidents in the South China Sea and broaden cooperation between their coast guards in a growing alliance that will likely be frowned upon by the People’s Republic of China (PRC). Beijing claims almost all of the strategic waterway in defiance of a 2016 international tribunal ruling that…

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  • Partnerships

    Southeast Asian nations strengthen regional unity

    FORUM Staff Southeast Asian nations are increasingly willing to act on issues requiring collective defense and cooperation, as evidenced by the mid-January 2024 talks in Hanoi between Vietnamese President Vo Van Thuong and Indonesian President Joko Widodo on strengthening joint maritime security and commerce. The leaders “reaffirmed the importance of peace, stability … and freedom of navigation” in the contested…

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  • Northeast Asia

    U.S. urges discussions with PRC on nuclear risk reduction

    Reuters The United States does not expect formal nuclear arms-control negotiations with the People’s Republic of China (PRC) to start soon, but it wants discussions to begin on practical risk-reduction measures, a senior U.S. official said. Pranay Vaddi, the National Security Council’s senior director for arms control, disarmament and nonproliferation, told a Washington, D.C.-based think tank that it was important…

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  • Conflicts - Tensions

    U.S., Chinese military officials resume talks

    The Associated Press United States and Chinese military officials have resumed talks frozen since mid-2022, a development U.S. officials said is key to keeping competition between the nations from turning into conflict. During the deputy-level talks at the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) in Washington, D.C., in January 2024, officials discussed setting future meetings, including potentially between the nations’ top…

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  • Conflicts - Tensions

    Report reveals importance of U.S., Allies, Partners countering PRC aggression in 2024

    FORUM Staff The People’s Republic of China (PRC) is increasingly using military coercion in its attempts to overturn the established system of international laws and norms, according to the 2023 China Military Power Report (CMPR) by the United States Department of Defense (DOD). Security analysts expect the trend to continue in 2024. The DOD, for example, documented more than 300…

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  • Conflicts - Tensions

    Experts: CCP’s military purge will escalate

    FORUM Staff As 2023 waned, the purge of defense officials in the People’s Republic of China (PRC) intensified, especially among those associated with an elite missile unit. The state-run Xinhua News Agency reported the ouster of nine generals from the National People’s Congress, which is considered a “rubber-stamp parliament” for the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). Five of the generals were…

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