Putin wants to create a new ‘security framework’ for Asia

Russian President Vladimir Putin wants to create a “reliable security framework” for the Asia-Pacific region. He expressed his interest in a military ceremony in Vietnam on Thursday. A day after signing a military aid deal with North Korea, Putin was greeted by a 21-gun salute at a military ceremony in Vietnam. Bhuysi praised the Vietnamese […]

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Contrasting Visions of Global Security: Chinese and Ukrainian Leaders Address the Shangri-La Dialogue

In a dramatic juxtaposition at the Shangri-La Dialogue, Chinese Defence Minister Dong Jun and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy took center stage, presenting sharply contrasting visions of global and regional security. The conference, held in Singapore, saw both leaders address delegates on issues deeply significant to their respective nations. Dong Jun’s Fiery Rebuke on Taiwan Dressed […]

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Rare spat shows China, North Korea still at odds on nuclear weapons

North Korea’s rare swipe at China this week underscored how Beijing and Pyongyang do not entirely see eye-to-eye on the latter’s illicit nuclear weapons arsenal, despite warming ties in other areas, analysts and officials in South Korea said. The North condemned China, Japan and South Korea on Monday for discussing denuclearisation of the peninsula, calling […]

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Rakhine, Rohingya leaders should take immediate steps to defuse tensions: International Crisis Group

With the war in Myanmar escalating as both Junta and rebels make gains and losses. The Rohingya people have once again been caught in the crossfire. Despite the Arakan Army(AA) attempting to improve relations with the Rohingya before November 2023, however, recent events have put that peace at risk. The Myanmar military has most actively […]

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US Lawmaker Assures Taiwan of Imminent Weapons Deliveries Amid Rising Tensions with China

In a significant visit to Taipei, a senior US lawmaker confirmed that long-awaited weapons destined for Taiwan are on the way, emphasizing the urgency of bolstering the island’s defense capabilities in light of China’s recent military maneuvers. Rep. Michael McCaul, Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, underscored the importance of these deliveries during a […]

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Russo-Chinese Power Play in Central Asia: A Global Concern with Far-Reaching Implications

By M Masum Billah In the geopolitical theater of Central Asia, the ongoing power play between Russia and China is not just a regional affair but a global concern with far-reaching implications. As Russian President Vladimir Putin’s recent visit to Beijing underscores, the alliance between these two giants, rooted in shared suspicion of the West […]

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Western volunteers join Myanmar’s anti-regime fight

Western volunteers, including a former British soldier and an American fighter, have joined the battle against Myanmar’s military regime, inspired by the bravery of the anti-coup resistance. These individuals have independently traveled to Southeast Asia to support the local forces in their struggle against the junta. Jason (a pseudonym used due to security concerns), an […]

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China-US battle over Taiwan would be ‘a war too many’ for world right now: Expert

ISTANBUL : As the world grapples with increasing tensions stemming from Israel’s aggression in Gaza, the Russia-Ukraine war, instability in the Sahel region, and other conflicts, prospects for global peace are slimmer than ever. But there is another region that is boiling, albeit in a cooler fashion: East Asia. While US warships continue to sail through […]

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Cambodia and Vietnam applaud its rising defence ties

PHNOM PENH (Phnom Penh Post/ANN): Cambodia and Vietnam have shared their mutual appreciation for the progress of their defence ties, noting that their closeness stems from recent visitor exchanges between the two militaries. Both sides believe that the visits have made a significant contribution to strengthening and expanding their bonds of friendship, cooperation and solidarity. […]

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Taiwan reveals first domestically made submarine in defence milestone

Taiwan unveiled its first domestically developed submarine on Thursday, a major step in a project aimed at strengthening the island’s defence and deterrence against the Chinese navy, though it won’t enter service for another two years. Taiwan, which China claims as its own territory, has made the indigenous submarine program a key part of an […]

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