The Clock Is Ticking Down on Australia's Massive Submarine Deal
Technology, geopolitics, and geography are colliding head-on in the largest defense deal in Australian history: the replacement of their entire submarine fleet.
Japan Is Gunning for a Permanent Gig on the UN Security Council
Post-World War II restrictions on Japan's military are easing, the nation participates in military exercises with allies, and is a big supporter of the UN — so it thinks it deserves a permanent seat.
The US Is Reshuffling All its Game Pieces on the Asia-Pacific Chessboard
The US is re-shuffling its military naval, air, and ground forces in the Asia-Pacific, while juggling political, military, and economic factors — all with an eye toward China.
Cyber Attack on South Korean Subway System Could Be a Sign of Nastier Things to Come
North Korea has been accused of hacking South Korea's critical infrastructure — a strategy that likely includes operations designed to spread chaos and confusion in the event of open war with its neighbor.
Trans-Pacific Partnership Talks Wrapping Up as Obama Seeks Republican Support for Deal
The Trans-Pacific Partnership will be Obama's signature economic component of the broader US pivot to Asia, and if negotiators reach an agreement this week, the treaty will likely be ratified before Obama leaves office.
The Philippines and the US Military May Be Getting Back Together, Thanks to China
A quarter century after kicking the US out of the massive Subic Bay Naval Base, the Philippine government wants it back to help keep Chinese claims in the South China Sea in check.
Is There Any Particular Reason For China To Stop Cyberscrewing the US?
How does the US plan to stop Chinese cyberattacks? In the end, the US may be limited to choosing between bluster and asking nicely.
The FBI Has Its Eyes On Malaysia's Embattled Prime Minister
The FBI has reportedly joined a long list of entities investigating alleged money laundering in a state investment fund set up by Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak.
After a Televised Brawl, Japanese Lawmakers Vote to Allow Military to Fight Overseas
For the first time since the end of World War II, controversial legislation will allow for 'collective self-defense' and the defense of Japan's allies.
Australia's Choice Between Guns and Butter Just Got a Lot Messier
Australia is concerned that participation in military exercises with Asia-Pacific worried about China's dominance could force it to choose between its primary security partner, the US, and its primary economic partner, China.
Singapore’s Ruling Party Won Bigger Than Anyone Thought it Would
The ruling People's Action Party, which has never lost its parliamentary majority since Singapore won independence from the Malaysian federation in 1965, won 83 of 89 seats in the country's parliament.
China Is Shrinking Its Army in the Name of Peace — and Practicality
The People's Liberation Army will reduce its manpower by 300,000 troops, another expected step in a military modernization program that has spanned three decades.