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US Speeds Arms Sales for Taiwan as Island Revamps China Strategy

Voice of America

U.S. is speeding arms sales to Taiwan this year as the island revamps its defense strategy against China, who has sent warplanes into Taiwan's airspace repeatedly these days.

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Indian PM Modi Acts East with Indonesian Strategic Pact

Sumit Kumar

A strategic partnership with Indonesia offers a platform for India to push its economic and defense engagement with ASEAN.

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India Lays the Groundwork for a Military Industrial Complex

Policy Forum

Defense procurement is a murky business in India, but one thing is certain: The country wants to make more of its own weapons.

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The Rise of the North Korea Nuclear Threat

Adam P MacDonald

Much remains unknown about the strategy Pyongyang has or will develop to govern the purpose, employment and force structure of its burgeoning nuclear arsenal.

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Singapore: The Switzerland of Asia?

Ja Ian Chong

'Singapore’s increasingly restricted options may limit it to a policy of strict neutrality that leaves both Washington and Beijing dissatisfied.'

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Troubled Waters: Modi Seeks to Smooth Ties with Putin

Harsh V. Pant

Despite Modi’s recent visit, Moscow–Delhi ties are likely to remain tumultuous in the coming years.

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CARTOON: Tough Times Ahead for Tsai in Year Two

Stellina Chen

President Tsai and the DPP are struggling to shake poor approval ratings despite Taiwan’s strong economic performance.

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ANALYSIS: Tsai’s Defense and Security Challenges Line Up in Year Two

Michal Thim

Boosting the national defense budget, avoiding a spending blowout on submarines, watching out for aggression in the South China Sea and keeping up Taiwan’s defense from cyber attacks; chances are Taiwan’s president will be kept busy keeping the country safe in the second year of her presidency.

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Why Asia is Wary of China’s New Aircraft Carrier

The Japan Times

China's military developments are incompatible with its claim to a ‘peaceful rise' and its argument that its military buildup is aimed at self-defense.

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