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Election result could transform India’s defence industry

Election result could transform India’s defence industry

INDIA has been trying to establish a robust high-tech indigenous defence industry for many years. [...]

China's ascent as spacefaring superpower

China's ascent as spacefaring superpower

THE NEXT frontier of military conflict will be space - and China is the nation likely to triumph, [...]

Afghanistan’s future - a haven for international terrorism?

Afghanistan’s future - a haven for international terrorism?

DOUBTS about the future stability of Afghanistan and fears of its revival as a hotbed for [...]

Japan’s nationalism is adding to Asia-Pacific tensions

Japan’s nationalism is adding to Asia-Pacific tensions

TRANSLATION and quoting from one language to another can make a big difference in diplomacy [...]

Central African Republic remains deeply divided

Central African Republic remains deeply divided

IT WILL take a long time to restore peace and order to the Central African Republic, but the [...]

America’s role in Asia depends on Japan and South Korea building bridges

America’s role in Asia depends on Japan and South Korea building bridges

DISPUTES between China and Japan over China’s self-imposed Air Defence Identification Zone covering [...]

Armed forces suffer most as Washington cuts spending

Armed forces suffer most as Washington cuts spending

DEFENCE spending cuts threaten to leave the United States unable to respond effectively to foreign [...]

Relations between India and China take a small turn for the better

Relations between India and China take a small turn for the better

INDIA and China took the first concrete step towards ending nearly five years of heightened tension [...]

Mediterranean alliance revives Cold War memories

Mediterranean alliance revives Cold War memories

THREE developments in the eastern Mediterranean since 2008 have produced a geopolitical balance [...]

American B52 bombers show US muscle over Senkaku Islands dispute

American B52 bombers show US muscle over Senkaku Islands dispute

DIRECT confrontation between the major powers in the West Pacific could follow China’s [...]

China escalates Senkaku dispute to divert attention

China escalates Senkaku dispute to divert attention

CHINA’S new leadership under President Xi Jinping has upped the stakes in its dispute with Japan [...]

Nato's total withdrawal from Afghanistan could rock Asia stability

Nato's total withdrawal from Afghanistan could rock Asia stability

NATO'S withdrawal from Afghanistan in 2014 is likely to have far-reaching implications for Central [...]

Oil and gas attract pirates to Gulf of Guinea

Oil and gas attract pirates to Gulf of Guinea

PIRACY in West Africa grabbed global headlines when two American sailors were kidnapped during an [...]

Defence role in Europe’s long-term future

Defence role in Europe’s long-term future

DECEMBER’S European Union Summit is the first in ten years to focus on defence as a key part of its [...]

War games threaten to rock Russia and EU relations

War games threaten to rock Russia and EU relations

NATO MILITARY forces are preparing to conduct Steadfast Jazz - large-scale manoeuvres in the Baltic [...]

US is dedicated to combating Africa’s terrorists and pirates

US is dedicated to combating Africa’s terrorists and pirates

THE United States is more engaged in Africa today than at the height of the Cold War (1947-1991). [...]

Japan signals major boost to defence budget

Japan signals major boost to defence budget

AFTER 11 years of decline, Japan’s 2013 defence budget rose this year by 0.7 per cent to US$47 [...]

Competing powers line up in West Pacific economic and defence challenge

Competing powers line up in West Pacific economic and defence challenge

FOUR of the world’s most powerful nations - China, Russia, Japan and the United States - are [...]

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