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Asia Security Watch: Chinese Fisherman Murders South Korean Coast Guardsman

Asia Security Watch: Chinese Fisherman Murders South Korean Coast Guardsman

South Korea's renewed focus on the battle to stop illegal Chinese fishermen in it's Exclusive Economic Zones brings renewed casualties

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Asia Security Watch: US Missile Restrictions on South Korea & Their Loopholes

Asia Security Watch: US Missile Restrictions on South Korea & Their Loopholes

Reports of pathetic South Korean Missile Ranges are greatly exaggerated...

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Asia Security Watch: US Officials Press South Korea to Reduce Iranian Petrochem/Crude Imports

Asia Security Watch: US Officials Press South Korea to Reduce Iranian Petrochem/Crude Imports

US officials attempt to sway South Korea's stance on trade with Iran.

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Asia Security Watch: ‘Marine Week 2011′ Offers Insight into the ROK’s Current & Future Naval Warfare Trajectory (Part 2)

Asia Security Watch: ‘Marine Week 2011′ Offers Insight into the ROK’s Current & Future Naval Warfare Trajectory (Part 2)

Introducing the ROK Navy's KSS 500A Submarine...

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Asia Security Watch: China Cares Not For Your Antiquated Exclusive Economic Zones

Asia Security Watch: China Cares Not For Your Antiquated Exclusive Economic Zones

China had promised the Republic of Korea that Chinese fisherman would be better at staying out of ROK Exclusive Economic Zones. Let's see how that went...

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Asia Security Watch: ‘Marine Week 2011′ Offers Insight into the ROK’s Current & Future Naval Warfare Trajectory (Part 1)

Asia Security Watch: ‘Marine Week 2011′ Offers Insight into the ROK’s Current & Future Naval Warfare Trajectory (Part 1)

Part one in a review of the various military technologies seen at Marine Week 2011 in Busan.

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Never Mind the String of Pearls, Let's Talk the Trapper's Snare

[cetsEmbedGmap src=http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?msid=208464819395951962634.0004afbffd2c07b0a9c13&msa=0&ll=4.915833,125.332031&spn=61.539901,75.410156 width=600 height=500 marginwidth=0 marginheight=0 frameborder=0 scrolling=no] In the past 10 months, the Asia – Pacific region has seen the following activity: - Increased talk of military cooperation between Japan and South Korea. - South Korea and Indonesia teaming up on a variety of defense projects, including fighters and submarines. - India proposing military...

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Japan's Defense Spending Just Over 1% of GDP

Japan's Defense Spending Just Over 1% of GDP

Reuters reports Japan's defense spending is set to increase by a modest .06 percent in the fiscal year 2012 defense budget.

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Russian Bombers Encircle Japan on Intimidation Mission

Russian Bombers Encircle Japan on Intimidation Mission

The Bears are back. Once again, Russia sent  Tu-95 (NATO reporting name: Bear) heavy bombers on a highly provocative flight that practically encircled the three major islands of Japan. From Kyodo / Mainichi Daily News: The Russian Defense Ministry acknowledged Thursday that two Tupolev Tu-95MS bombers flew over the Pacific Ocean and other areas for...

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China, Korea, and Noda

China, Korea, and Noda

The temperature was turned up a little in diplomatic relations between China, Korea and Japan on the election of new Prime Minister Noda Yoshihiko earlier this week, with both Chinese and Korean media and government sources questioning the suitability of Noda’s thoughts on historical issues. The first thing that needs to be said is that...

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Japan and Deterrence Against North Korea After 2010

Japan and Deterrence Against North Korea After 2010

The sinking of the Cheonan and the Yeonpyeong artillery strikes call for serious questions to be raised about the efficacy of the conventional deterrence on the peninsula not just for the US and South Korea, but for Japan too

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Yasuji Ishigaki on Regional Cooperation following the Earthquake

Yasuji Ishigaki on Regional Cooperation following the Earthquake

Ishigaki: The concerted efforts shown so admirably by Japan's East Asian neighbors to provide aid and support could be regarded as deriving out of the sense of regional solidarity or “We-feeling.”

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