What is the Chinese Dongfeng-21 Medium-Range Ballistic Missile?

Dongfeng-21 ballistic missile (DF-21, NATO code name: CSS5) is a mobile medium-range ballistic missile developed by the People’s Republic of China. It is the People’s Liberation Army’s first solid-fuel propelled and maneuverable missile, and it is also the world’s first. This anti-ship ballistic missile has the significance of a missile milestone. At present, it belongs

Biden and Suga Discussed the Defense of Japan under Article 5 of the Security Treaty

President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. spoke today with Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga of Japan to discuss the policy issues and global challenges that Japan and the United States will face together. They discussed the U.S.-Japan alliance and affirmed its importance as the cornerstone of peace and prosperity in a free and open Indo-Pacific. The leaders

Japan and the United States Confirm the Application of Article 5 of Japan-US Security to the Senkaku Islands

Following the inauguration of the US Biden administration, Shigeru Kitamura, director of the National Security Bureau, held the first telephone talks with US National Security Adviser Sullivan on the night of the 21st. Along with the importance of the Japan-US alliance, the new Biden administration has reaffirmed that Article 5 of the Japan-US Security Treaty,

North Korea Displayed New Strategic Missiles at Military Parade in Pyongyang

A military parade took place grandly at the Kim Il Sung Square in the capital city Pyongyang to celebrate the 8th Congress of the Workers' Party of Korea on January 14. Amid the playing of the welcome music, the respected Kim Jong Un, General Secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea, Chairman of the State Affairs

What is Japan for South Korans?

Japan-South Korea relations continue to deteriorate. It is said to be the worst many times, and there is no end in sight. By the way, "Japan-South Korea relations" are generally discussed only in terms of diplomatic relations and rarely in terms of public opinions, despite the fact that the two countries are close neighbors. Both

Prime Minister of Japan Suga Yoshihide, held a Telephone Talk with Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi

On December 22, commencing at 5:55 p.m. for approximately 15 minutes, Mr. SUGA Yoshihide, Prime Minister of Japan, held a telephone talk with H.H. Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed forces. The overview of the talk is as follows.  Prime Minister Suga

Japan and Germany’s Engagement in the Indo-Pacific

On December 15, 2020, Minister Kishi, together with German Federal Minister of Defence, Kramp-Karrenbauer, attended an hour-long virtual forum “Indo-Pacific: Japan and Germany's Engagement in the Region” organized by National Institute for Defense Studies and Konrad Adenauer Stiftung. This forum follows the other defense ministers’ forum held last month between Germany and other partner nations

Japan and Philippine Further Develop the Strategic Partnership

Japan Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga had a telephone conversation with R. Duterte, President of the Republic of the Philippines. Prime Minister Suga stated that he would like to further develop the strategic partnership between the two countries and work closely with them to realize a "free and open Indo-Pacific". He reiterated his policy of supporting the

United States Imposed Sanctions on Shipping Companies in China and Vietnam for Transporting North Korea

The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated six entities and identified four vessels related to the transport of North Korean coal. Such actions address the transportation and exportation of North Korean coal in violation of UN Security Council resolution (UNSCR) 2371 and underscore that entities within the People’s Republic

By |2020-12-09T05:58:29+03:00December 9th, 2020|Categories: North Korea|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Deputy Secretary Biegun’s Travel to the Republic of Korea

Deputy Secretary of State and Special Representative for North Korea Stephen E. Biegun will travel to Seoul December 8-11.  He will meet with officials in the Republic of Korea to discuss the U.S.-ROK Alliance and our shared commitment to regional security, stability, and prosperity throughout the Indo-Pacific, and continued close coordination on North Korea.

By |2020-12-07T13:55:40+03:00December 7th, 2020|Categories: Indo-Pacific Strategy, Military Affairs, News, North Korea|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments
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