PREMIUM OPINION: Taiwan is piggy in the middle amidst Sino-US competition
A strategic 'Great Game' is going on between China and the US, with Taiwan unfortunately stuck in the middle and under pressure.
PREMIUM OPINION: How does China’s leadership view its fighter pilots?
There is a trust deficit between the leaders of the Chinese Communist Party and the nation's pilots who would be tasked to go to war.
PREMIUM OPINION: Tough calls lie ahead in As-Pac for new US president
Security challenges abound in Asia-Pacific for the incoming US president - so will he be up to them?
PREMIUM OPINION: More of the same for Malaysian maritime forces during COVID-19?
The after-effects of COVID-19 could raise questions over the long-term sustainability of Malaysian maritime forces; even before the pandemic began, the government was struggling to recapitalise ageing assets and introduce more modern capabilities.
20th September 2020
On more than one occasion, the Geobukseon has ridiculed India for its defence procurement morass, its inability to make decisions and failure to introduce equipment ...
20th August 2020
On 14 September 2019, the Islamic Republic of Iran launched an audacious unconventional military attack on critical infrastructure facilities in Saudi Arabia, at Abqaiq and ...
15th July 2020
Last week two USN aircraft carriers (USS Nimitz and USS Ronald Reagan) began exercises in the South China Sea. This week the US government issued ...
16th June 2020
Some USMC commandants set their sights higher than others. One’s recent crowning achievement was to antagonise marines by forcing them to unroll their uniform sleeves ...
14th May 2020
The US Marine Corps has a long and storied history in the Pacific, but the rise of China’s military is forcing the corps to either react ...
15th April 2020
This Geobukseon writer, as a young graduate student, was fortunate to be attending a US university that was visited by the then recently retired former ...
20th March 2020
Few countries are more bullied or ostracised than Taiwan. Whether it is militarily, diplomatically or internationally, China has successfully forced Taiwan into the far-flung outer ...
27th February 2020
Amidst the controversy surrounding Manila’s termination of the Visiting Forces Agreement with the US, the Philippine Navy (PN) finds itself in a peculiar position as ...
23rd January 2020
With India hosting its biennial DefExpo exhibition early next month, in yet another new and inconvenient location, it is a timely reminder to consider the ...
18th December 2019
At 01:43 on 5 November, China launched a Long March-3B carrier rocket with the 49th satellite aboard of the BeiDou Navigation Satellite System (BDS) from ...
15th November 2019
If anyone was watching television or YouTube footage of the 70th anniversary parade by the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) in Beijing on 1 October, it ...
16th October 2019
It took a while, but the USMC officially woke up to China a few months ago. The new Marine Corps Commandant Gen David Berger’s formal ...
24th September 2019
On paper the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF) is a formidable force. For example, the national army is replete with the latest-generation main battle tank, ...
3rd September 2019
In the hours of darkness of 28 August, a large Chinese cargo ship disgorged unknown amounts of troops and military equipment at Stonecutters Island Naval ...
23rd August 2019
Over the past few decades, Asian nations that were either friendly to or aligned with the US were some of the biggest customers for lightweight ...
25th July 2019
This month more than 34,000 troops completed Exercise Talisman Sabre. Apart from its sheer scale, what is remarkable about the biennial exercise is the degree ...
19th June 2019
New users can access this article and all our other Premium News by signing up for a free 24 hour trial HereExercise Han Kuang recently concluded ...
15th May 2019
Last month China grossly overstepped the mark by acerbically criticising a foreign warship passing through the Taiwan Strait, an international right of way that separates ...
17th April 2019
The Congressional Research Service released a report titled ‘China’s Engagement with Latin America and the Caribbean’ on 11 April, and it raised serious concerns over ...
13th March 2019
Despite a revolving door at the prime ministerial and political levels – punctuated by the latest news that Defence Minister Christopher Pyne is retiring this ...