Indonesia: Will The Army’s Ban on ‘Virginity Tests’ Last?

Deutsche Welle

The Indonesian army says it will no longer conduct virginity tests on women applying to join the forces, but there are worries that the ban might not last long.


OPINION: Thailand Army Please Release the 14-Year-Old You Secretly Detained

Brad Adams

A boy and three other youths accused of burning a portrait of the late King Bhumibol.


PLA 2.0: China's Military Intelligence Upgrade

Peter Mattis

Modernizing Military Intelligence: Playing Catch-Up (Part One).


China’s Private Security Companies Expand Role at Home and Abroad

Zi Yang

Unlike their large and globally renowned Western counterparts, Chinese private security companies are small, young and largely unknown. But the industry has grown rapidly and is already worth hundreds of millions of dollars.


Taiwanese Veterans Recruited as Chinese Spies

Bing-sheng Lee

A Taiwanese army veteran has been giving confidential military information to Beijing’s spies while on business trips to China. Although the security breach is not major, authorities say the Chinese appear to be using new espionage tactics.


Thai Military Blasted for Campaign Against Human Rights Advocates

Bing-sheng Lee

Activists face five years in prison for exposing torture by Thailand’s military.

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