Russian, Chinese Strategic Bombers Carry Out Joint Air Patrol in Asia-Pacific Region

As Russia’s Defense Ministry pointed out, "the measure was conducted as part of implementing the provisions of the 2020 military cooperation plan and is not aimed against third countries" According to a News on Russian News Agency TASS; Two Russian Tu-95MS and four Chinese H-6K strategic bombers carried out the second joint air patrol over

U.S. Position on Relocation of Rohingya Refugees to Bhasan Char

The United States has long noted its appreciation for the Government of Bangladesh’s commitment to hosting the Rohingya refugees but is concerned about the relocation of 1,642 Rohingya refugees to Bhasan Char and plans to carry out further relocations. The United States concurs with the UN that any such relocations must be fully voluntary and

China, Nepal Officially Announce New Height of Mount Everest is 8,848.86 Meters

The new official height of Mount Everest Nepal announced on Tuesday. The world's highest peak, is 8,848.86 meters, according to a joint announcement by China and Nepal on Tuesday. Chinese News Agency Xinhua indicated that for more than a year, the two countries' survey teams have overcome all kinds of difficulties, solidly carried out their

By |2020-12-08T18:11:09+03:00December 8th, 2020|Categories: Asia, Environment, News|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Turns Over Php1.4 in Military Equipment

Acting U.S. Secretary of Defense Christopher Miller met with Philippine Secretary of National Defense Delfin Lorenzana and Secretary of Foreign Affairs Teodoro Locsin Jr. on December 8. While in Manila, he announced the recent transfer of Php1.4 billion ($29.3 million) in defense articles, including sniper and anti-IED equipment, to senior Philippine military officials. The visit

Nepal’s Geostrategic Location: A Postcolonial Perspective

“Geography legitimates, excuses, rationalizes, in its very act of origination.” Modern geography, from its very inceptions, formed part of the knowledge and practices attendant to colonialism that aimed to objectify and classify the territories and bodies by deploying an impulse to chart, names, and map. It helped produce improved cartography, regional description, geographical data, and

By |2020-12-07T10:21:52+03:00December 7th, 2020|Categories: Analysis, Asia, Opinion|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Francis Fannon: We see Vietnam as having a Leading Role in the Region in a lot of Ways

Teleconference with Francis Fannon, Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Energy Resources Moderator:  Thank you.  Good day, everyone, from the U.S. Department of State’s Asia-Pacific Media Hub in Manila.  I’m Zia Syed, the Hub Director, and I’d like to welcome our participants dialing in for this briefing. Today, we are pleased to be joined from Washington, DC,

Pentagon Official Recommends AI Utilisation to Beat China

A senior U.S. Department of Defense official said that the US military would need to make full use of robotics and artificial intelligence (AI) to maintain its advantage over China. Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, who is the head of the U.S. military uniform group, attended the symposium "Defense Forum Washington"

Exclusive: Britain will Send Queen Elizabeth Aircraft Carriers to Japan Offshore Next Year

Several Japanese government officials revealed on the 5th that the British Navy will dispatch the most sophisticated aircraft carrier "Queen Elizabeth" to the Western Pacific including Okinawa Prefecture and other southern islands as soon as early next year. The core aircraft carrier strike group is expected to receive support from the US military in Japan.

Philippines: Chief of Autonomous Muslim Region Says he Needs More Transition Time

The transition head of an autonomous Muslim region in the southern Philippines said Friday that he would need his term extended to put in place reforms required before local voters elect their own government in 2022. The coronavirus pandemic and ongoing threats from Islamic State-linked militant groups in the south have slowed the reform process,

EU-Vietnam Consultations on Security and Defence

On 1 December 2020, the European Union and Vietnam held their second consultations on security and defence, hosted by Vietnam via video conference. The first consultations had taken place in Brussels on 22 November 2019. During their second consultations, the European Union and Vietnam discussed the global and regional situation, including in the South China

By |2020-12-02T15:17:19+03:00December 2nd, 2020|Categories: Asia, Diplomacy, Maritime Silk Road, Security, South China Sea, Technology|Tags: , , |0 Comments
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