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China, Russia Conduct Joint Pacific Military Patrol

China and Russia conducted a joint naval patrol in the northern and western Pacific, Beijing's defense ministry said Sunday. The ministry added that the exercise was not "targeted" at any other nation. The two countries have drawn closer in recent years ...

NATO Boosts Asia Ties in Face of China

By Max Delaney NATO leaders on Thursday sought to bolster ties with Asian partners after slamming China as a "decisive enabler" of Russia's war. At the end of a summit in Washington, they held talks with Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelensky.

Why the Philippine-Japan Defense Pact Matters

More than 70 years after Japan's invasion and occupation of the Philippines during World War II, the countries on Monday signed a defence pact that allows them to deploy troops on each other's soil. The agreement was finalized during high-level defense ...

Philippines Hopes to Sign Key Defense Pact With Japan

Pam Castro The Philippines' military chief said Thursday he hoped a key defense pact with Japan allowing for the deployment of troops on each other's territory would be signed at security talks next week. Japanese ...

Philippines Says China Sea Clash Doesn’t Invoke U.S. Defense Pact

A South China Sea confrontation this week, in which Chinese coast guard personnel brandished weapons and rammed Philippine naval boats, does not trigger Manila's mutual defense pact with the United States, a presidential spokesperson said Friday. Footage released by Manila showed ...

Analysis from Cobus van Staden

Letter From DC: Is Africa Holding Itself Back?

Whoo boy…We picked a doozy of a week to be in town. The overlapping reverberations from leadership fights within the Democratic Party, the assassination attempt on former President Donald Trump, and the announcement of JD Vance as his vice-presidential candidate are understandably focusing attention inwards.
That said, we’ve had fascinating conversations with very smart folks who focus on Africa, the wider Global South, and China’s role there. One theme ...

PLA Navy at the Ready to Enforce Beijing’s New “No Trespass” Rule in the South China Sea

A Chinese Navy amphibious assault ship shadowed by its support vessels appeared near the disputed Spratly Islands on Friday in an apparent signal that the PLA Navy plans to actively enforce Beijing's new "no trespass" rule in the South China Sea. ...

Report: China’s Overseas Basing Strategy Focused on Protecting Sea Lanes, Not Confronting U.S.

The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) does not have the expertise or capabilities to build military bases around the world that could be used to confront the United States in the event of a war between the two countries, according to a new report by the RAND ...

WEEK IN REVIEW: Australia Has Asked for Military Talks With China

Australia has asked for military talks with China and is comfortable growing closer to the Philippines, Deputy Prime Minister Richard Marles said on Sunday at the Shangri-La Dialogue security summit. (REUTERS) U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin arrived in the Cambodian ...

Philippines Says Chinese Boats Seized Supplies Airdropped to Filipino Outpost

The Philippine military said Tuesday that Chinese boats illegally “seized” food and medicine airdropped to a Filipino outpost in the South China Sea. The alleged incident happened on May 19 at the Second Thomas Shoal in the Spratly Islands, where Filipino ...

U.S. Pentagon Chief Visits Cambodia to Boost Ties With China Ally

U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin visited Cambodia on Tuesday in an effort to reset ties with the staunch China ally. Washington’s relationship with the Southeast Asian nation has been deteriorating for years, with China pouring billions of dollars into infrastructure investments ...
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