Asia-Pacific

The Asia-Pacific is home to more people than any other region. Centered on the western rim of the Pacific Ocean, this region includes the easternmost countries of continental Asia as well as the archipelagos that punctuate the coast.

In race to replace Japan’s Abe, loyalist Suga emerges as strong contender

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Yoshihide Suga, a longtime lieutenant of Japan’s Shinzo Abe, has emerged as a strong contender to succeed him as prime minister, an outcome that would extend the fiscal and...
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This Experimental Drone Could Change America’s War Strategy-Is the Kratos XQ-58A Valkyrie the future...

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BY ALEX HOLLINGSMAR 17, 2020For nearly 20 years, the United States Air Force has been focused on anti-terror operations in uncontested airspace. Now, as America transitions its focus away...
Kim Jong-Un presiding over a target strike exercise conducted by the special operation forces of the Korean People's Army (KPA) at an undisclosed location

Samjiyon Construction Spreads to Several Towns Across the Region

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Recent commercial satellite imagery indicates that stage three of North Korea’s project to redevelop the Samjiyon area is well underway. Despite its relatively small population, Samjiyon County has always...
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US Navy seizes ship carrying supplies from China to Iran

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The US warships near the Chinese port of Qingdao have seized a ship which carried zeolite needed for manufacturing oxygen concentrators for coronavirus patients. "Few days ago, we received a...
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Gray Zone Conflicts in Asia Pacific

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By Hamzah TaoqeerThe Asia Pacific region holds front row seat in geo-political, economic, and strategic issues in international relations. The pivot to Asia policy of the west following shift...
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North Korea’s Yongbyon Nuclear Complex: Activity Around the UEP Suggests Ongoing Operations

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BY: PETER MAKOWSKY, FRANK PABIAN AND JACK LIUJULY 28, 2020SATELLITE IMAGERY, WMDCommercial satellite imagery over the past year indicates that the light activity observed throughout North Korea’s Yongbyon Nuclear...
An S-400 air defence missile system at the Hmeymim airbase (photo Sputnik)

Russia completes delivery of second S-400 missile system regimental set to China

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Russia has concluded delivery of a second S-400 Triumf (Triumph) missile system regimental set to China via maritime transport, the handover certificate was signed in December in China, a...
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China improves new J-20 stealth fighter with Russia’s help

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The Chinese stealth fighter J-20 entered service with the Air Force of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army, and numerous reports emerged indicating that the United States had lost its...
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MSDF joins trilateral military exercises with U.S., Australia on doorstep of South China Sea

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The Maritime Self-Defense Force conducted trilateral military exercises with the Australian Defence Force and the USS Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group on the doorstep of the disputed South China...
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Russia rejects joining NASA’s Artemis moon program in favor of China

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NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine is tirelessly forming an international coalition to support the Artemis return to the moon program. Recently, Bridenstine signed a Joint Exploration Declaration of Intent (JEDI) with Japan regarding Artemis...
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Iran will introduce 1,000 more centrifuges at the Natanz nuclear site, Chief Iranian Nuclear...

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The news comes as Tehran's intends to increase its nuclear activity in the wake of a reported sabotage attack on its Natanz nuclear plant.Iran...
Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei speaks to air force staff in Tehran on February 8, 2019. (handout via EPA)

Khamenei says Iran may enrich uranium to 60% purity if needed

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Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Monday Iran might enrich uranium up to 60% purity if the country needed it and would never...
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Canada cancels weapons sales to Turkey over Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict

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Canada cancelled all defense exports to Turkey on Monday after an investigation found that Canadian technology was used in the conflict between Azerbaijan and Armenia, the...
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Azerbaijan’s president poses with helmets taken from fallen Armenian soldiers at opening of museum...

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Azerbaijan’s long-time leader, Ilham Aliyev, has officially opened a museum dedicated to the country’s victory over neighboring Armenia in a series of bloody battles...
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Is Bosnia next?

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The media in the region today caused real confusion by announcing that Slovenian President Borut Pahor, during a recent visit to Sarajevo, said that...