High-Speed Cruise Missiles in Asia: Evolution or Revolution?

What is the role of high-speed cruise missiles in providing firepower for land-attack missions?  By Kalyan M. Kemburi Over the last two decades, cruise missiles were predominantly deployed by a select group of advanced industrial countries, in particular the United States....

The US Rebalance Toward Asia

February 12, 2014

Washington's shift toward Asia has provoked feelings of insecurity within the region. Background Following promises of increased economic integration, US President Barack Obama canceled his Asia tour last October, due to the government shutdown, missing two summits: the Asia-Pacific Economic...

Indian Military: Hampered By Its Own Minister

April 14, 2013

In March 2012, a letter written by then Indian Army Chief Gen VK Singh to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh listing out major deficiencies in the Army found its way in the media creating a flutter in the establishment and showing up starkly, the ‘hollowness’ that existed in the Army. “The...

The Days of Engaging Russia Are Over

February 07, 2013

According to Alexander Golts, the Munich Security Conference marks the lowest point in US-Russian relations for the past 20 years.  When a group of actors wants to portray a noisy crowd, they often say to each other, "What should we talk about when there's nothing to talk about?" It seems...

Gearing up in Asia: Military Ties and Expenditures

August 10, 2012

China's increased spending on military material causes concern among neighboring countries. Background Asia is gearing up this year, with China becoming the continent’s new leading military spending power. China, Japan and India rank 2nd, 6th and 7th respectively in the list of the 10...