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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.

Philippines, Japan on Verge of Key Defense Pact

By Pam Castro The Philippines and Japan are set to sign on Monday a key defence pact that will allow the deployment of troops on each other's territory. Japanese Defense Minister Minoru Kihara and Foreign ...

Australia Pushes Solomons to Rely on Pacific Nations for Security

Australia urged the Solomon Islands to rely on fellow Pacific nations for security assistance Wednesday during a visit by China-friendly Prime Minister Jeremiah Manele. The Solomons leader was visiting Australia as part of a three-nation tour that will also take him ...

Solomons PM to Visit China to ‘Reaffirm’ Ties

The new leader of the Solomon Islands has announced he will visit China to "reaffirm" his commitment to working with Beijing, a relationship viewed with unease in Western capitals. Solomons Prime Minister Jeremiah Manele is heading to China following a week-long ...

Pakistan PM Promises Security in Appeal to Chinese Investors

Pakistan’s Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif is in China this week for his first visit after taking the helm in March. His visit will include a meeting with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping in order to “jointly draw a blueprint” for China-Pakistan relations, according to the Chinese Foreign ...

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 ...

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 Second Thomas Shoal in the Spratly Islands, where Filipino troops ...

Chinese Colonel Confronts U.S. Defense Secretary About Whether Washington Plans to Build a “NATO-like Alliance” in Asia

Chinese concerns about the U.S.' vast alliance network in the Asia-Pacific region were on full display at this weekend's Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore. Chinese military officers at the event appeared convinced that the United States plans to establish a "NATO-like ...

Mounting Concern in India About Chinese Deployment of Stealth J-20 Fighter Jets Near the Border in Tibet

Newly released commercial satellite photos of a People's Liberation Army-Air Force (PLAAF) base in Tibet is prompting alarm in India over the deployment of a fleet of advanced fighter jets and communications aircraft. The photos were taken on May 27th at ...

China Defense Minister Warns of ‘Limits’ to Beijing’s Restraint on South China Sea

China's defense minister warned Sunday of "limits" to Beijing's restraint on the South China Sea and over the deployment of ballistic missiles in the Asia-Pacific region. Dong's remarks at a security forum in Singapore clearly referenced the Philippines and the United ...

U.S., Chinese Defense Chiefs Meet in Singapore

By Jing Xuan Teng and Martin Abbugao The U.S. and Chinese defense chiefs held rare direct talks in Singapore on Friday, offering hopes for more military dialogue that could help prevent disputes over Taiwan and other flashpoint issues from spinning out ...
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