Iran Has Conducted Strikes in Pakistan Before. This Time Was Different.
By Riaz Khokhar and Asma Khalid
Pakistan’s retaliation was unexpected, and thus may not necessarily establish deterrence against future Iranian strikes.
Taiwan Says 6 Balloons From China Flew Through Its Airspace
By Christopher Bodeen
It’s unclear what the purpose of the balloons is, but the number of such objects passing over or near Taiwan has increased in recent weeks.
What Hezbollah’s Fortifications Teach Us About North Korean Defenses
By A. B. Abrams
Massive underground fortifications, built with Pyongyang's knowhow, have been key to Hezbollah’s ability to fight Israel – and preview the difficulties of any assault on North Korea.
Understanding Pakistan’s Rationale for the Fatah-II Rocket
By Usman Haider
The new guided multiple-launch rocket system upgrades Pakistan's deterrent as India brings its Cold Start Doctrine closer to fruition.
The Importance of China and Pakistan’s Joint Naval Exercises
By Shantanu Roy-Chaudhury
Parsing the implications of Sea Guardian 3 for China, Pakistan, and the Indian Ocean Region.
Hurdles in the Hypersonic Race: The United States’ Failed ARRW Program
By Javed Alam
The U.S. hypersonic program is lagging behind those of its primary adversaries due to multiple factors. The cancellation of the ARRW hypersonic program sheds light on this
Legal Barriers to the North Korea-Russia Arms Trade – and the Loophole That Could Allow it to Expand
By A. B. Abrams
The significant benefits that both Russia and North Korea have to gain by expanding their arms trade provides strong incentives to explore means of circumventing the U.N. sanctions regime.
India’s Russia Defense Gambit
By Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan
The uncertainty and possible further disruptions in the defense supply chain out of Russia could accelerate India’s diversification and indigenization efforts.
Indonesia Delays Purchase of Secondhand Fighter Jets
By Sebastian Strangio
A Defense Ministry spokesperson said that the acquisition of the Dassault Mirage 2000-5 jets had been postponed due to fiscal constraints.
China Sets Record for Activity Near Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands in 2023
By Takahashi Kosuke
China has quietly increased its presence in the East China Sea, challenging Japan's control of the disputed islands.
US Coast Guard’s Role in the Blue Pacific on the Rise
By Ben Felton
The United States has reinforced its presence in Oceania through the permanent deployment of a new U.S. Coast Guard cutter to the region.
Is the US Military Learning the Wrong Lessons About Drones?
By Matthew C. Mai
The Pentagon is betting big on unmanned systems in a conflict with China – but the Russia-Ukraine war is showing the limited utility of such systems.